Irish coast between Donegal town and the Slieve League cliffs, not sure exactly where, near the fishing port of Killybegs is my best guess. There were lots of sheep around, unfortunately no close ones in this frame. The part above the horizon was darkened and contrast added. About Killybegs:
Killybegs is Ireland’s leading fishing port, something which the townspeople are understandably proud of. There is much more to Killybegs than the fishing, however; it is a town with a long and interesting history in its own right.
The area around the deep fjord-like inlet of Killybegs has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the twenty or more ring forts that remain, most of them near the shore. The town was named in early Christian times, the name Na Cealla Beaga referring to a group of monastic cells. Interestingly, and perhaps surprisingly in a region not short of native saints, the town’s patron saint is St. Catherine of Alexandria. That this St. Catherine is the patron of seafarers surely confirms that Killybeg’s tradition of seafaring is very old indeed.
The super trawlers and their crews to be seen in the harbour, including Ireland’s largest trawlers and boats and crews from many countries in Europe and further afield, are thus the latest in a long line of seafarers in the town.
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greg64g (11193) 2005-06-25 10:33
Wooo what a beautiful place with so nice colors, i am quite sure Donegal is so savage..i absolutely need to see that in my life.
maphoto (8082) 2005-06-25 10:34
Somewhere beautiful, very nice landscape and pleasant view, the light and colors are quite nice. Thanks for sharing this view, well seen.
RGatward (20062) 2005-06-25 10:40
Oh, I thought that was one of Leonie's from the thumb. Another impressive landscape, with good PoV anf lighting.
azadys (717) 2005-06-25 10:59
great view of nature.
the movement of clouds is beautiful.
onarici (332) 2005-06-25 11:08
Eline Sağlık Tan..
Her şeyiyle çok tam bir kare..
Roly (2024) 2005-06-25 12:39
Nice view and interesting rock peninsula. The contrast is pretty low indeed, the light haze wasn't favorable to photography. Good note!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-06-25 12:59
Another wonderful image! Very good composition and colors. Good job.
premels (2400) 2005-06-25 15:40
Hello Tan, What a beautiful luminous landscape. Colors are so intense and the cloudy sky is really great.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-06-25 17:44
a great landscape again ! Colors are beautiful and the picture is well cmoposed.
Ireland seems to be a very nice and still savage country.
toni_al (15875) 2005-06-25 19:14
Superbe comme d'habitude, très belles couleurs.
lukie (0) 2005-06-26 10:25
Ireland, for us 40-agers, it's the land of U2 ! Great picture ! Wonderful green colours.
danyy (0) 2005-06-26 16:20
Une superbe réalisation une fois de plus dans un cadrage parfait, une prairie d'un vert appétissant tout en restant naturel, une image qui tire vers le lointain dans une DOF bien adaptée.
D'excellents jeux de lumière, un ciel somptueux.
Tout y est .
Well seen and captured.
huynt (5079) 2005-06-27 5:52
How your shot is very nice with the wonderful highlight. Well composition. Thanks for sharing.
nerve (10231) 2005-06-27 10:24
Çok nefis yakalamışsın gene,, POV'un her zaman iyi senin.. Yanlız son iki resminde çok mavi cast var gibi geldi bana, (yoksa yanılıyor muyum bilemiyorum)
sayzey (2358) 2005-06-27 14:42
Superb photo! A lot going on I especially like the outcrop of rock, it almost looks like a submarine emerging from the water!!
sarpedon (352) 2005-06-28 3:58
Yine cok guzel bir nokta secmissin resmi cekmek icin. Renklerin uyumu da super.
bazal (7900) 2005-07-01 10:39
This one is amazingly colorful and contrasted. The DOF is superb, giving a beautiful dynamic impact to your picture. I like the composition that is well balanced and presents a nice diagonal (peninsula). Great shot ! Thanks for sharing !
peter1892 (1681) 2005-07-01 18:29
An excellent photo of a beautiful place. I like the colours in this one a lot, the contrast is great too between the greens & blues, with that little bit of sand adding something extra. The note is great too - lots of information!
apazevedo (5469) 2005-07-03 12:29
Hi Tan! A very nice place, great colours, depth and perspective, also with a cloudy sky to help...
john_c (24666) 2005-07-08 9:11
You have brought to life the colours of Ireland in this dramatic scene. The POV is excellent and a most interesting little islet. I like the effect of the slender green point of land angling in toward the background. Very well rendered.
mumek (20202) 2005-07-16 14:47
Good afternoon Tan!
Maybe some day I'll travel and I wish to see what you saw. Always is pleasure for me to look at your photos and learn more about world from your excellent very informative notes and of course photos. Thanks again.
aslhann14 (201) 2005-07-17 18:11
Guuauuuu. Nice green colour. Nice Blue colour. Then, wonderful shot.
Tue (28264) 2005-07-19 18:43
Great capture and a wonderful landscape! I like this view of the far land with the clouds above. Really very well done - as ever!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-01-25 15:21
Beautiful light at the image. Nice place.
Greetings for Kaia Gonzales :)
sackbut (375) 2006-03-30 8:05
Another very successful picture. Your comments about what you did after the picture was taken are extremely useful, more detail please!
christor (271) 2008-11-08 4:01
Beautiful shot,Tan. I love this one. Just because it really captures the area on a sunny day....and I should know...my wifes family own a hotel in Killybegs so we visit regularly. Your polariser seems to have done the trick in reducing glare and excessive reflection. The tradition of St. Catherine...if you are interested comes from the time of the monks arriving in the area. Their arrival actually PREDATES Saint Patrick. They were travelling from France around the north coast of Ireland looking for a new site to settle and were caught up in a terrible storm which placed their small boat in grave danger. they prayed to St. Catherine of Alexandria (a favourite of Coptic monks who travelled by sea)to deliver them from danger, and vowed to dedicate a well and build a church to her if she did. Sure enough, they arrived safely in the sheltered harbour of what is now Killybegs, and they kept their word. The ruins of an old possibly medieval church (which is built on an older site)are still present near the mouth of the harbour up on a hill. The well is also still nearby and was recently restored as a place of pilgrimage and prayer. The ancient cells(or what remained of them) were partially uncovered back in the 1990s during the excavation to build the large new pier(the water level would have been lower back then) so there you are.