On St. Patrick's day I thought it would be nice to post a picture that is taken from the Croagh Patrick. Croagh Patrick is renowned for its Patrician Pilgrimage in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint. It was on the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD and the custom has been faithfully handed down from generation to generation. The tradition of pilgrimage to this holy mountain stretches back over 5,000 years from the Stone Age to the present day without interruption.
Apart from a free day on the 17th of March, Saint Patrick is remembered in many stories and folklore as an heroic preacher who must have lived 70 lives if we believe all that is said about him.
The view is on Clew Bay, many people will tell you that there are 365 islands in Clew Bay, one for every day of the year. The islands in Clew Bay are partly drowned drumlins. Drumlins are small but long hills which were formed under melting glacierrs at the end of the last ice age about 10,000 years ago.
Scanned, sharpened,(the result is a little bit noisy) auto contrast, auto levels.
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carper (96) 2004-03-17 4:57
Fantastic vieuw, Rinie,
Machtige lucht,goede panorama, mooie kleuren, Absoluut mooi en een goede note erbij, goed gedaan.
quegardens (1469) 2004-03-17 7:37
Good to see a real glimpse of the green land of the Irish.A pleasing view from the high vantage point you have chosen for this photo.Interesting background notes as well.
pamastro (7290) 2004-03-17 14:15
What a great view. Very nice colors. The way the green slopes up and turns to the rock of the foreground is great. The distance is very pleasant. All those drowned drumlins make for an interesting panorama. A little bit noisy as you said but a very nice view and great colors. Nicely done.
sunny (3069) 2004-03-18 0:14
A beautiful contrast between sky, clouds and moody landscape! The partly drown drumlins bring a fairy-tale look in your picture and the light trace of the road going down from the hill is just striking. I love it!
bertolucci (13366) 2004-03-21 14:54
Bijzondere pic, Rinie. Je moet even door het enorme contrast heen, maar dan is hij door de rijkdom aam vormen en tinten werkelijk prachtig. Goed werk!
rabani (9645) 2004-03-23 19:16
Thank you Rinie for your comment. I have had cropped as much as I could based on your suggestion and also of Werner's.
I could hear Enya singing just by looking at your landscape and your note is informative. As I am a nature photographer, I enjoy reading and seeing nature.
Your composition is right on. From the rocks on the bottom right, the path leads the viewer down to the bay. The white reflection on the bay, prompts the viewer to look at the cloudy sky. There is an over exposure on the clouds though, with detail lost. Apart from that, your composition fits nicely to your note. Thank you Rinie.
jhm (158904) 2004-03-25 6:20
Had ik niet gezien Rinie, maar het is een mooi panorama beeld goed genomen en prachtige tekst. Bedankt voor deze.
ianmcall (1213) 2004-03-29 5:57
I missed this one.
This works very well, the bright fluffy clouds cast a shadow over that bay that actually seems to help cut down on glare over the water and help distinguish the details, there is just one small bright patch in the water near the shore. Nice details and a good colour range.
It does seem to lack good definition, is this all due to over sharpening, or partly due to the scanning?
And yes, "Francis" there really was an ice age.
sn00zie (2384) 2005-02-23 7:42
that's quite a colorful view Rinie.. lovely colors. well captured:)
- Copyright: Rinie Hoff (Rinie_Hoff) (9340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1993-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 1000F
- Exposure: 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): TE Trieste exhibition: “Viaggiando Immaginando”, Your favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-17 2:52
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