A picture taken from a boat, but without a boat in it, for a change.
In the foreground we see Mount Brendan (or Brandon), one of the highest mountain in Ireland (3000 ft), and named after Saint Brendan (c.489-c.570). A monk, and then an abbott, Saint Brendan is said to have founded many churches and abbey in Ireland, but also in Britain, and maybe further away. He is said to have travelled with some of his monks on a curragh, a small boat made of wood and leather, and to have founded abbeys in France (Brittany), and the legend says that he may have sailed up to America, a thousand years before Colombus (there's a great human story attached to this legend, which I might tell you one day if you don't know it! :^)
Funnily enough, Saint Brendan, saint of seamen and sailors, is celebrated on the 16th of May, which happens to be my birth date!
In front of Mount Brendan, with its top often hidden in clouds, we can see three mountains with very similar profiles, that are called "Three Sisters".
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Cool-ice (5289) 2004-10-26 17:59
L'image est simple mais le dégradé de teintes sur les "Trois Soeurs" de droite est très réussi.
Reposante, comme image, j'aime bien ;o)
Et une note intéressante, aussi, merci Sophie.
Valentia (1522) 2004-10-26 19:04
Beautiful capture Sophie. and not a rope in sight :) I love the rays of light and the haze in the distance. There is a beautiful piece of music called "The Brendan Voyage" by Seán Davey which celebrates St. Brendan's voyage to America.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-10-26 19:18
Yep, certainly Mount Brendan.
Lovely picture, Sophie. The blue tones are great here, and the way the clouds are around the mountain, shows the weather conditions, that can often be found in Ireland. The three sisters are amazing! Their shape is beautiful.
I crossed Brendan pass in fog, and it's really steep, but it's really beautiful over there.
jmdaoudal (82) 2004-10-28 2:56
St Brendan on connait bien ici en NBrit, belle composition, bien choisi le sujet, les trois falaises sont étonnantes de similitude.
supereira (9576) 2004-10-28 12:59
Simple but beautiful.I like the composition and the framing.Great light and sharpness.I like a lot the sky,great clouds.Nice shot!
correp00 (474) 2004-11-05 8:58
Merci pour ton commentaire Sophie. Effectivement je suis aussi toujours étonné par la puissance des remorqueurs.
Le manque de netteté est du essentiellement a l’objectif utilisé une crasse au niveau piqué et la distance.
C’est difficile de faire un choix dans ta galerie qui contient de superbes photos. Il est vrai qu’en général les bateaux sont très photogéniques.
Sur cette photo sans bateau, c’est le regard du navigateur a l’approche de la terre ferme qui prime. Cette brume qui entoure les trois sœurs donne une feeling découverte.
bundor (91) 2004-11-19 23:10
Should perhaps be two points also for the commentary. Thanks for all the excellent accounts of the photos.
This photograph, it seems to me, is especially successful because of the mistiness which has to reflect all my perceptions of Ireland and also the shift in light on the sea, from one side to the other. Without that shift in light, it would be a mere postcard.
- Copyright: Sophie Lo (SophieL) (6038)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-06-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax P30, 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 AF, Fuji Superia 100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Brest-Galway:de la mer a la terre
- Theme(s): Best of Ireland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-26 17:40