Valentia island is an other detour from the beaten track that is the ring of Kerry. The 11km long island can be reached either by a bridge from the pleasant harbor town of Portmagee or by ferry from Caherciveen.
It sports some breathtaking views like the Fogher Cliffs or some stunningly beautiful coastline.
In 1858 Valentia island was choosen as the site for the first transatlantic telegraph cable putting Caherciveen in direct contact with New York. The link worked for 27 days only although.
A Tip: if you plan to tour the ring of Kerry it is best to do it clockwise, as the big bus tours all travel counterclockwise and you really don't want to be stuck behind an ugly tour bus on the narrow lanes on the ring.
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ACL1978 (7511) 2013-05-04 9:09
Hello Daniel - I see we're neighbors today. A really fascinating landscape here, with bright verdant greens and a dramatic line of clouds at the horizon. the POV is a good high one, too, allowing us to see the different layers of land here. Thanks!
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-05-04 9:26
Beautiful landscape and nice capture of the Irish countryside. I like the lighting and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-05-04 10:12
Hi Daniel - A useful tip as we will be in this part of the world. Judging by this fine landscape it will be an area I fall in love with. You photographed it under pleasant light with the sun breaking through some of the clouds and adding attractive highlights. A landscape with great depth and detail. Beautiful! Warm regards rosemary
npecanhuk (78435) 2013-05-04 10:25
Very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture, inviting all of us for a visit to the Emerald Island!!!!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (72419) 2013-05-04 10:31
now THIS is Ireland!
or at least this is how many foreigners envision Ireland to be.
who couldn't fall in love with scenes like this. lots of depth, lots of nature, the wind at your back (and probably in your face too). haha
thanks for this wonderful view you took.
PaulVDV (32543) 2013-05-04 13:29
Excellent high POV to look over the cliffs on the foreground and the sea to the island with its beautiful green fields near its coastline.
Wonderful nature picture.
Best regards, Paul
dta (82258) 2013-05-04 14:07
Bonjour Daniel ,
Très beau paysage irlandais ave cune superb e lumière et un ciel magique .
Kugart (1778) 2013-05-04 15:21
Another fine panoramic view of this lovely corner of Ireland.The cliff edge on the left gives good depth to the shot. Great colour and composition.
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-05-04 22:14
Its truly a breathtaking sight.Beautiful colors all over the island.Excellent choice of your angle this gives perspective and depth to the image.Very well done.TFS.
Noel_Byrne (33584) 2013-05-05 6:33
Spectacular view, you;ve captured the cliffs and rocks to perfection here, and the sky and light is beautiful too. A very sense of Irishness in this shot, beautiful to see. Great tip on the Ring of Kerry too. Though you are not stuck behind the bus, does going in the oppossite direction make it hard to get by when you meet one head on?
Class shot, thanks for sharing
tyro (26142) 2013-05-05 10:22
An interesting note about this place and some very useful information for prospective travellers too! I shall try to bear that in mind when I visit Ireland.
This is a delightful photograph which has the most amazing soft colours, almost reminiscent of a painting, no doubt due to the lovely soft light which is falling on the nearby cliffs and the distant fields and hills.
Your composition is excellent with the strong diagonal line of the near headland making a real statement compared to the softer lines in the distant view; and the open sea in the distance on the right is perfectly placed in the frame. And what a gorgeous sky!
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
ikeharel (78129) 2013-05-05 11:10
A marvelous earth formation, Daniel. The Fjords and rocks on the island coastline mingle in an attractive scenery with the sea and sky, covered with clouds that also form in a special way.
Fine landscape, jagged and cracked along the shores.
Silvio1953 (152735) 2013-05-06 12:11
Ciao Daniel, great view of lovely island, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-05-09 5:34
Ola Daniel ,
Que linda visão desta paisagem na Irlanda , bonitos os campos em tons de verde , gostei desta zona de costa recortada , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
kasianowak (10397) 2013-05-17 2:33
What an amazing place! Reminds me of my trip to Kerry. I like the way you used the cliffs in the foreground to make the photo so 3D.
Milego weekend. :)
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-05-28 23:15
A beautiful surrounding and a picture with a
beautiful view. The layers in the picture and
diagonal lines from the coast creates a nice
depth. Very good is left the small opening of
the water, that emphasize also extra the depth.
The light management is also very good.
unclehotshot (4000) 2015-04-13 6:07
Wonderful photo of Valentia Island. I believe I recognize the place from a visit several years ago. A spring trip, too.
Fine POV and colors. Good DoF.