Slieve League View by fisher (1741)
cdmonson (4438) 2012-02-24 15:31
Funny, my shot of Slieve League is my desktop on my computer right now. Absolutely love the light and the clouds here. The most dramatic light I've ever seen on Slieve League, and it's helped by the fact that the left side of the frame is covered in mist. Only thing I'd change? I'd crop out the posts from the fence. Great shot all around though.
Rolling Rapeseed by fisher (1741)
cdmonson (4438) 2012-02-24 15:26
I love pictures of rapeseed fields, and this one is very nice with the low sun and those lovely clouds. However, I'm not a huge fan of the perspective--I think this would have been better on the other side of that pathway. In any event the foreground has a lot of shadows and detracts from the image somewhat. But the upper half of the image is pure perfection! :)
Newgrange by chawax (18395)
cdmonson (4438) 2012-02-23 15:37
Hey there Olivier:
One of my biggest regrets of my Ireland trip was not going here. I have no idea why I didn't go. Still kicking myself for it.
Love this shot. You got a fantastic, very un-Irish sunny day. :) There are a few things that really stand out to me. One is the management of the light: even though it's clearly not ideal light, the picture still looks quite good. Another is the people in the picture. They really help to give it a sense of scale. The best thing about the photo, though, is the crop. Good call to do a more panoramic crop. For one, it cuts out a lot of the more boring grass and sky. For another, it emphasizes how long and low the tomb is. Really nice picture all around.
on the sky road by brianmcc (6005)
cdmonson (4438) 2012-02-23 12:02
I remember this spot. Fantastic view. You got a better shot than I did--I was there in midafternoon on a half hazy, half sunny day. Love that little bit of headland in the distance, and those cottages tot he right, but my favorite part of the shot is the very Caribbean-looking water on the right.
Thanks for sharing.
Path from Neist Point II by davidsinger (3368)
cdmonson (4438) 2012-02-23 11:54
My favorite kind of light: stormy in the background and brillliant late-afternoon/early-morning light in the foreground. This is a beautiful shot. My only complaint is that bit of foreground that really doesn't add anything. I'd crop the shot a bit (about an inch on the right side and half an inch on the bottom) to make it less prominent.
Otherwise, love this one.
As Cromwell left it in 1651 by tyro (18248)
cdmonson (4438) 2012-02-23 11:51
This is a really fine image. Sometimes I'm inclined to think that Trekearth has seen better days in terms of quality, but your photo is a reminder that there are still some fantastic images posted here. I love the light here, and the subject is hard to beat, but here are my two favorite things about the shot: 1) the crashing waves that give it a very romantic wildness, and 2) the layering of the sky, then the castle, then the cliff, then the sea, then some rocks, then some more sea. It's really very well composed.
My only complaints: it could stand to be a little sharper (but it's not bad as is), and you've got some rather noticeable halos around the castle and cliff, particularly on the left side, that look like you used the Photoshop Adjustment Brush. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but I'd go back and remove the halos.
But overall, this is a lovely image and one that I'd love to have in my collection. Well done.
TEST TEST 10 by ib-dick (15)
cdmonson (4438) 2011-12-05 19:27
Hey man (or virus, or automated uploader, or whatever you are):
I think you've proven to everyone's satisfaction that the upload function works, so I think you can stop testing. So whenever you're ready to actually take this site seriously, just let us know.
Prince`s Island by Nelu_Goia (3116)
cdmonson (4438) 2011-11-16 15:40
Welcome back! Fantastic one here. You can't beat that 5D and its colors. :) I love that early morning light and particularly the light of the fountain. The long exposure is also fantastic for the dreamy effect on the water. This is a heck of a shot. The only thing I would have done differently: I'm not a huge fan of the cut-off rock at the bottom right. It's the only thing that somewhat detracts from the image, in my opinion. But that's it. Otherwise, this is fantastic.