Typical Irish coastal scenery under typical Irish weather, a mix of heavy cloud cover and occasional sunny break, and plenty of wind. Taken late afternoon after a cold rainstorm. There are even a few sheep in the picture that got zapped by NeatImage into tiny white imperfections. This is the south coast of Achill Island along a narrow scenic road that had a lot more sheep than cars. About the island:
Achill Island (Acaill; Oileán Acla) in County Mayo is the largest island off Ireland, and is situated off the west coast. It has a population of 2700. Its area is 57 square miles (146 square kilometres). Achill is attached to the mainland by Michael Davitt Bridge, between the villages of Achill Sound and Polranny, so it is possible to drive onto the island. This is a swing bridge which allows the passage of small boats. A bridge was first completed here in 1886, and replaced by the current structure after World War II. Other centres of population include the villages of Keel, Dooagh, Dooega and Dugort. The island's football pitch and two secondary schools are on the mainland at Polranny. Early settlements are believed to have been established on Achill around 3000 BCE. A paddle dating from this period was found at the crannog near Dookinella. The island is 87 per cent peat bog.
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davido (1982) 2005-07-10 16:43
What a scenery *o*
I am impressed by the bright green although I know it's Eire.
I like the sunlight in the little house.
ccooper (840) 2005-07-10 16:53
This typical scene of Ireland is nicely captured. The greens are vivid and create my Irish fantasy come true. I hope the sheep don't mind being zapped out of such a beautiful scene ;)
Porteplume (3426) 2005-07-10 17:08
Great moody shot with spectacular bright colours of the green and the threatening gray of the sky... Ireland like we tend to imaginate, it makes me dream! :o)
I've always heard especially nice appreciations about County Mayo. I will certainly set it on our "Dream travellist"... Thank you for the notes too.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-07-10 17:17
Une très belle image avec une incroyable lumière et des couleurs splendides.
Ce paysage est vraiment epoustouflant et très bien mis en valeur.
Fon (2302) 2005-07-10 17:20
Superb colors mainly the green, brightness high point of this composition, definition spectacular.Well done!
danyy (0) 2005-07-10 17:37
Encore un joyau irlandais.
J'aimerais tant obtenir de tels ciels, mais mon filtre polarisant ne me donne pas satisfaction.
Que ce soient la mer, le cil où les prairies, de même que les rochers, tout est parfaitment exposé, contrasté , net et coloré.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-07-10 18:54
From Scotland, Ireland and Azores that I know there are these great landscspes sceneries that I like very much and you capture very well.
No great words for a master in this matter!
Best to you.
jpages (1670) 2005-07-10 18:58
Here I like to see the sunlight increasing the green touch of this coast, and the cloudy sky. The blue / green colour of the sea water is also very amazing. As always, you bring us all these nature world with an excellent quality. Thanks Mr.Haddock!.
Tue (28264) 2005-07-10 19:11
Wow, a wild sea, rough rocks and cliffs and dark clouds. A wonderful example of how nature can be. I like the colours, especially the fresh green. Very well done.
Cormac (26563) 2005-07-10 19:43
This seems so vivid and powerful - the definition in the rocks is great, and the colours are intense. You really caught the light just right here. Superb!
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-07-10 21:52
Tan, a fantastic landscape you have uploaded here. Congratulations on some spectacular colors and a wonderful composition. I wish I were there right now.
Best to you,
poulinp (4530) 2005-07-10 21:57
This one...this one is perfect for me! Natural colors, just sharp, well balanced...and so beautiful. Typical ireland sky. Superb!
huynt (5079) 2005-07-11 3:30
a great landscape too. Light and color is superd. Very nice shot. well composition. Thanks for sharing. Huy
AmiBe (6042) 2005-07-11 5:45
you're definitively a great landscape photographer.
The light, colors and composition are just perfect for me.
So many details on the cliffs...
A recent picture, you don't have to restore an old scan this time.
dkeus31 (27735) 2005-07-11 6:35
Nice amount of details, good light and sky.
I like the framing.
lukie (0) 2005-07-11 10:47
Very nice sight, this coast invites for a long walk. Pretty colors and good sharpness, Tan. Thanks for sharing.
jrleborgne (1554) 2005-07-11 11:03
Quel beau cliché ! Magnifique contraste !
On entendrait presque le vent souffler.
MarekP (4750) 2005-07-11 11:07
It may be a typical Irish coastal scenery under typical Irish weather, but it definitely isn't a typical picture of this landscape. It's very extraordinary first class picture. Excellent sharpness, colours, depth and light. Impressive POV from the edge of a cliff. Very well done!
lucinka (9976) 2005-07-11 14:09
Tan, you really have an eye for dramatic landscapes and moments. This is absolutely great photo with lot of emotions. The light is just great and the scenery breathtaking. L.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-07-11 14:42
Wonderful landscape! I just add my favorite. Great colours, contrast, lightness, depth of field. Fine sharpness. I think that is perfect. Well Well done!
donluicu (24724) 2005-07-11 15:53
typical landscape of this wonderful country.
all is resumed here...the blue, the green, the clouds..well done.
john_c (24666) 2005-07-11 22:20
Another veritable treat you have been saving up for us. This is a fabulous, rugged landscape you have portrayed in all of its richness and grandeur. The detail of the rocks and cliffs is good and all of the varied hues of green are revealed in typically Irish mode. The sky texture is an added bonus. Great shot, Tan.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-07-12 0:55
super fantastic shot, with excellent composition, and beautiful foreground/background elements. The colors are well contrasted/saturated. I envy the people living here.
nerve (10231) 2005-07-12 2:40
Typical Ireland Mr.Captain.. Irish green, a closed wheather (something i hate) and wild, rugged shores.. You captured them all so well,,
(Ne zaman digitale geçiyoruz Kaptan, film derdin, masrafın olmaz.. benden tavsiye,,
dijitalin en güzel tarafı senin gibi landscapeçiler için,back-up camera olarak kullanabilmen.. ne yaptığını aninda görüyorsun (dogru mu yanlıs mi) çok öğretici bir bakima..)
bazal (7900) 2005-07-12 4:33
A superb shot and a great documentary note. One more time, the light and colors are very nice (and so typically Irish, in this case !). I think such kind of picture do more for tourism in Eire than every tourism office !
Thanks very much for sharing.
gren4 (603) 2005-07-12 6:04
Again lots of fine detail here and the composition busy but well placed and the colours look accurately represented.I like the broody sky and the little houses perched on the top of the cliff line
MiguelP (14470) 2005-07-12 7:51
Hola Capitán Tan: Nice view... Reminds me to a film "Ryan´s daughter" by David Lean. Excellent contrast, powerful wide shot, perfect to show the nature at the best moment. Spechless, I´m going to watch for a while this landscape. Take care.
bebel (7588) 2005-07-12 9:37
really, you have your own style with such lights, contrasts, cloudy skys... great job and scenery here. And you have a nice profondeur de champ (DOF ?), fuklly of details fine.
sleon (9402) 2005-07-12 11:47
A beautiful landscape and wonderful depth and sharpness. The brightly lit green against the dark sky works well too.
letuananh (2539) 2005-07-12 11:50
Nice Lanscape, lighting and colour very perfect.
Thank for sharing!
Emile (20350) 2005-07-12 12:06
Superb landscape Tan.
Love the bright green colours and the impressive rocks. The colours of the sea with the white foam looks spectacular.
Very good depth and sharpness.
maphoto (8082) 2005-07-12 22:46
Another great landscape Tan, wonderful colors and gorgeous point if view, very nice light and shadows with this cloudy sky, well done.
dexter (170) 2005-07-13 3:20
This scenery is really wonderfull. I have never been in this beautiful country but one day for sure i will travel to Ireland too.
For the moment this perfect photo is enough for me.
I have a request, can i use it as a wallpaper? :-)
Paolo (41222) 2005-07-13 4:35
Another great shot Tan!
the green of the grass is fantastic, as the contrast with the sea.
excellent POV, as everytime!
Jeppe (18654) 2005-07-13 16:51
Truly amazing capture of this rough yet very green landscape - I like the fine strong sunlight with the dark cloudy background - thanks Tan for sharing this fine moment.
toni_al (15875) 2005-07-13 17:03
Superbe, vraiment un très beau paysage. EXCELLET
VERY NICE SHOT
ChrisJ (102831) 2005-07-14 4:11
A very scenic seascape. I like the color contrast between the green & blue. The dark rocks against the white surf, provide a good graphic element. Well done!
Luan (12971) 2005-07-14 4:11
Wow is my first word...I really appreciate this impressive view...so many colors and such a perfect light.
This picture is outstanding and perfectly catch.
greg64g (11193) 2005-07-14 4:44
Achill island is not the most visited part of ireland, but i like it a lot, your shot is perfet to me, i am impresse about the light.
sarpedon (352) 2005-07-14 4:53
Cok guzel ne diyeyim, butun resimlerin birbirinden guzel. :-)
Bu da eklemeli mi yoksa tek foto mu?
apazevedo (5469) 2005-07-17 10:30
A fantastic and beautiful coast, Tan! Great colours, depth and perspective and another Nature paradise which you captured so well. Very good work!
Leonie (8809) 2005-07-20 10:58
I don't even know where to start in your paradise gallery! So I will pick Ireland first...grandiose sceenery..you picked the right light and angle! Congrats!
ballyna (1689) 2005-07-21 14:42
this has amazing colors,more than a painting.it well defines Ireland,except the Irish music:-) and looks like a wild wild nature.
igorw (107) 2005-07-22 19:04
Spectacular colors! Congratulations
mumek (20202) 2005-08-02 21:05
Super landscape Tan!
Very good composition with fantastic colours and excllent light. The note as usual very informative
Didi (58440) 2005-08-03 16:02
Tonnere de Brest !
Salam Tan !
Cette image est magnifique
J'apprécie la luminosité, je note une parfaite maîtrise de la lumière.
Une composition très bien cadrée.
Salam Tan !
This lanscape is splendid I appreciate the luminosity, I note a perfect control of the lights. A very good composition.
AndyGr1er (281) 2005-10-04 11:53
Easily one of the best shots of Ireland on TE.
Seriously, Brilliant work.
:D :D :D
keribar (43841) 2005-12-17 0:37
This one looks almost like a painting. I am really impressed with this great wild and rugged Irish landscape. You have so nice pictures, that I suggest we arrange an exhibition in Istanbul . Perhaps you had some lately and I missed it I am not sure.
otherwise I am ready to cooperate in order to organize one. I wish you a great week-end. Izzet
carper (96) 2006-01-07 13:26
That when you have a good archive Tan.
I chose this one, it;s realy a fantastic shot of yours, great view, fantastic light and a very good composition, with my compliments.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-01-13 16:14
Ok - now I know :O)
I want to go there - it just looks amazing.
ahmetgedikli (25556) 2006-02-25 17:48
Ne kadar güzel bir manzara. Bulutlar, sahil, renkler harika. Ellerine sağlık, selamlar.
Muse (34942) 2006-08-24 5:29
Une superbe vue de cette region sauvage.
Ce beau ciel donne une atmosphère très particulière à ces lieux.
Les couleurs sont belles et la lumière également.
Excellent POV qui découvre cet horizon.
Merci pour ce partage.
Yffic (6106) 2006-09-09 12:22
I love Ireland,
I love seascape picture,
I love saturated atmosphere...
Nothing to wrote more to said you that I really love your shot !!!
Well done, my friend.
jean11-3 (2799) 2007-07-24 15:06
A wonderful scene Tan,I love Ireland, this shot makes me want to return!
The colours, composition, POV, and DoF are just superb.
Best wishes Jean.
plimrn (21344) 2008-06-30 7:41
Since I'm off to Ireland, thought I'd reiew some of your photos from the area. Wonderful FG detail oif the rocks and waves in this well-framed compo; I especially like the way the jutting rocks repeat.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta X-700, 28mm, Fuji Superia Reala, 49mm Linear Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Best of Ireland, Irish coast landscapes, Favourites, My favorite photos (2) (Gatti Matti), Ireland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-10 16:36
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