It is my second photo from this huge sandy beach in Donegal, Ireland. We were lucky with the weather. It was about 2 weeks ago and it is cold, windy and rainy since. If you remember my previous photo from this beach: there were two people walking there. Here you can also spot them but so far in the distance that they appear here rather as tiny bars. As “tropical” as it may seem the weather is like that probably few days in a year.
I have used a polarizing filter here and that is why the contrasts are very strong.
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chawax (19706) 2011-08-04 0:57
A typical beautiful Donegal sand beach ! You had some great weather so the colours are very nice. I think Donegal has the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. I remember in particular Maghera strand close to Ardara, a fantastic one if you have the opportunity to go there ;)
Have a nice day,
josepmarin (57841) 2011-08-04 0:58
It's true, this landscape with the dunes, the white sand and the water with emerald tonalities, seems to be tropical, of some place very far from Ireland.
I like how you have caught it, by means of a well-select framing that increases the sensation of depth and perspective of the beach.
The light and the colors are managed skillfully, and give a great quality to your composition.
A beautiful work, my friend,
fds (8750) 2011-08-04 1:39
great beach and fantastic colors for this very beautiful landsea from ireland
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-04 1:40
Very astonishing view
SnapRJW (31625) 2011-08-04 2:05
Hello Mariusz - What a lovely beach, white sand,turquoise sea, green grass and a beautiful blue sky. Your composition really shows off the layers of colour to great effect. An attractive and high quality image. Nice job. best regards Rosemary
PaulVDV (23979) 2011-08-04 3:58
Looking at the white sand, the green water and the deep blue sky, one would not think this is Ireland.
The two people are still visible and give us a good impression of how long this beach really is.
This seems a paradise for hikers who like to leave the beaten track.
Very nice with the dune grass in the foreground.
Best regards, Paul
timecapturer (49288) 2011-08-04 4:45
this is beautiful, so idyllic and inviting. Love all the wonderful green shapes and textures in the fg. So sharp and clear a real gem of a shot. Well done!
Enjoy your day - Brian.
delpeoples (54455) 2011-08-04 4:45
This is definitely my favourite shot of your tropical Donegal series :) The converging curves, razor-sharp depth and amazing colour render make the composition so attractive. I really can't get over the colours of the water. Amazing.
Thanks for sharing and thanks for your beautiful Polish proverb - I'll remember it
Sergiom (65191) 2011-08-04 5:45
Les gens à l'horizon sont tout petits et donne une bonne idée de la dimension impressionnante de cette plage qui semble plus carabienne qu'irlandaise.
janusz2054 (2) 2011-08-04 6:40
Ladny widok na plaze oraz piekne kolor morza
Chcialabym posiedziec beztrosko na takiej pustej plazy i s³uchac szumiacych fal.
Sonata11 (33526) 2011-08-04 7:33
Co za piekna plaza. Marzenie teraz byc na takiej pieknej plazy, sluchac szumu fal, lekki wiaterek i podziwiac piekino tego miejsca w cudownej spokojnej beztroskiej atmosferze. Pieknie wykonane zdjecie tej cudnej plazy oraz w oddali spacerujacej pary. Sliczne zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
emka (84085) 2011-08-04 8:06
Witaj, tropical Ireland, hahaha. A gdzie palmy? Parasole? Ta trawka na wydmach bardziej mi przypomina nasz Bałtyk. Ale tu lepsza pogoda niz nad naszym akwenem. W końcu zrobilo sie ładnie, ale lipiec był "irlandzki" raczej.
corjan3 (2095) 2011-08-04 8:44
The very imemdiate FG makes a great contribution to this pleasant image with its pleasant composition and tranquil atmosphere. Some point of interest on the vacant left FG may have made a further positive contribution bt very good as is. Beautiful sky and water and land. Well done.
mauro61 (52631) 2011-08-04 9:15
un vero paradiso con questa sabbia bianca che si stenta a credere sia in Irlanda.
Bellissima la resa del cielo e la colorazione del mare,
Fis2 (88779) 2011-08-04 12:25
Super kolorystyka a figiel na niebie dodaje smaku.
s_lush (16134) 2011-08-04 13:48
The beach, vegetation, blue sky and turquoise sea look rather exotic in your picture under such bright sunlight. Masterful management of light and colors, favorable point of view, well-balanced composition, and ideal quality!
PS: I believe that under TE's classification, Ingushetia is in Asia, as it is in therms of geography. But in the Former Soviet Union the entire region of North Caucasus is considered as belonging to European part of Russian Federation.
bukitgolfb301 (37306) 2011-08-04 14:31
Hi bonjour my dear Mariusz
Yes, this is typical your shot, great as usual.
Marvelous color touch / contrast and outstanding sharpness in the detail, astonishing indeed! Very small people are very good accent reflecting with your high sense.
Thanks for your sharing with nice work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
npecanhuk (69130) 2011-08-04 18:22
It certainly looks like a tropical beach, in rainy Ireland!
It looks truly beautiful!
Your picture is very attractive and has excellent photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
wolf38 (31284) 2011-08-05 2:15
Hi Mariusz. This wide, sandy beaches fascinate everyone. Depending on the weather, few people are on the beach. The sound of the sea, the wind and everything around it makes the people inwardly free. You have skillfully captured the atmosphere with your camera. Rgds, W.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-08-05 6:36
C'est une photo très étonnante quand on sait d'où elle provient. Les couleurs de la mer et la plage de sable blanc font évidemment penser à un paysage sous les tropiques.
SWEETFREEDOM (23240) 2011-08-05 7:27
amazing d.o.f. and great colors enanched very well by the polarizer filter.
macjake (59954) 2011-08-05 9:36
at first glance this looks so similar to a "goncalo" shot, with all the long perspective lines :)
great shot here my friend.
the long stretch of winding beach, the aqua green waters, the blue sky with a hint of cloud.
honestly, i wouldnt have guessed this was Ireland!
but it looks great.
Graal (99462) 2011-08-05 23:19
rzeczywiscie kolor piasku i wody morskiej jakby z tropikow. Jeszcze inne ujecie ale i odmienne spojrzenie na ta plaze. Podoba mi sie. Bdb jakosc.
paololg (31448) 2011-08-06 13:37
Ciao dear Mariusz,
as I have written in the comments to your previous photos, I never imagined a such scene in Ireland. If there were the palm trees would be really the same in the Caribbean (except for the cold water) :-)
A photo that nicely striking for colors of the sea, the deserted beach and the infinite depth that you have captured. A masterpiece, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
mesutilgim (88154) 2011-08-06 13:56
Amazing landscape, amazing capture.
Almost "minimalistic" but great effect !
TFS and best regards
jemaflor (88125) 2011-08-07 10:07
Ok, the view gives an impression of a tropical beach with these light and colors, well ramed with the perspective, good depth ... but I think that the temperature wasn't the same of a tropical beach !
yeln (11516) 2011-09-19 23:51
zelo zanimiv POV in izredna ostrina. zelo mi je všeč barvna kombinacija, ki je pritegnila tudi tvoje oko - objektiv. zelo dobro in lepo!! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
fritzi007 (8112) 2012-10-12 13:50
auch eine Postkarte von Irland?
Wirklich eine perfekte Aufnahme mit viel Natur, gratuliere!
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- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31965)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Irish landscapes by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-04 0:27
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