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July 31, 2011

It’s a tough old job…

Filed under: Photography,Work Rest & Play. — Ashley Morrison @ 5:21 pm
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.. but someone has to do it – as the saying goes.

This week took us back to the Antrim coast again, to shoot a fabulous old converted coach house, The Shola. Which was originally built around 1860 and has been lovingly restored and extended by Mary & Arthur McAllister.
The sun shone throughout the day, which was great; however, the one image we needed it most for, was the exterior – to highlight the beautiful stone work.
We were determined to capture this… but as with most things in life, the simplest of things can often be the hardest.

In this case, the sun didn’t hit the front until well after 6 o’clock – and by that stage, it was starting to drop behind the big trees to the right…
Mary and Arthur McAllister's converted coach house near Portstewart in County Antrim.
.. so this one simple looking shot, actually took over an hour to capture.
However, to help pass the time while we were waiting, Mary very kindly brought us out a glass of red wine.
Yes I know, it’s a tough old job… but someone has to do it smile

Inside, Mary & Arthur…
Mary and Arthur McAllister in the sitting room of their converted coach house near Portstewart in County Antrim.
.. combined the cosiness of the coach house with stylish decor – and if all goes well, you should be able to see all the images printed in one of the leading interior magazines, later on this year.

A tough one, but a lovely one – so a big thanks to Mary & Arthur for making us feel so welcome and inviting us in to capture The Shola.

From Marie & me @ ampimage.com

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5 Comments »

  1. […] I talked about shooting here: It’s a tough old job – back in July […]

    Featured in the August 2016 issue of Architectural Digest magazine in Russia:
    The August 2016 issue of Architectural Digest magazine in Russia featuring the kitchen in Mary and Arthur McAllister's converted coach house near Portstewart in County Antrim.

    Pingback by From Russia with Love. | Ashley Morrison's Blog — October 21, 2016 @ 12:10 pm | Reply

  2. […] it was indeed a very good move – which I talked about shooting here: It’s a tough old job – back in July […]

    Featured in the November 2012 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
    The cover plus pages 64 to 76 in the November 2012 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Mary and Arthur McAllister's converted coach house near Portstewart in County Antrim.
    .. on pages 64 to 76, plus on the cover too.

    Pingback by A House for All Seasons. | Ashley Morrison's Blog — May 15, 2016 @ 10:25 am | Reply

  3. https://ashleymorrisonphotography.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/sitting-pretty/
    Featured in the January 2012 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
    Pages 78 and 81 in the January 2012 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Mary and Arthur McAllister's converted coach house near Portstewart in County Antrim.
    .. on pages 78 to 81.

    Comment by Ashley Morrison — December 11, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  4. Nice Post !

    Comment by Emad — July 31, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply

  5. Nice work Ashley.

    Comment by T.K. — July 31, 2011 @ 6:52 pm | Reply


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