Sam Hunter was looking for a new hobby that combined technology and travel. He bought himself a DSLR camera and the rest is history. Beautiful, captivating, picture-perfect history.

The 19-year-old’s collection of landscape photographs gathered over the past six months are simply stunning.

The Newtownards teenager, who is currently doing a computing degree at Jordanstown, explained how he got the (shutter)bug:  “I’m interested in technology and all that. I already have a few hobbies but was looking another and travelling and seeing new places has always been a love of mine along with technology so I thought why not get into photography as it combines technology and travelling.

“I started with my phone and was getting some okay shots so researched DSLRs and got myself a good entry level one and now I love it.

Sam also plays guitar in a band called Signature. He added: “Much like playing guitar, you will never be able to master photography, there is always something new to learn or a new way to take photos or a new place to go to.”

We’ve counted down our favourite 10 pictures from Sam’s Instagram account – you can see plenty more at instagram.com/HunterHorizons

10. Newtownards

9. Portaferry Harbour

8. Glenariff Forest Park

7. Holywood Underpass

6. Belfast City Centre

5. Killynether Forest

4. Glenariff Waterfalls

3. Nendrum

2. Bloody Bridge

1. Belfast

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