Portmagee known as An Caladh (wharf) in Irish is a village in the Skellig region of Kerry. The village is located on the west coast of the Iveragh peninsula south of Valentia Island. Locally the village is sometimes called “the ferry” referring to its location as a crossing point for boats to Valentia Island but nowadays a bridge links Portmagee and the island. The picturesque village is the fishing centre of South West Kerry with over 80% of the area’s fleet based in the harbour.
In this shot you can see the bridge that links the island and mainland with Valentia being on the left of the photograph.
Here is a larger version
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Sergiom (84603) 2013-10-13 5:22
Quel beau moment du jour. J'aime beaucoup les sujets à l'avant plan, la barque et les canards, le beau pont qui traverse l'image en son centre et les belles teintes de jaune que se marient au bleu doux.
Noel_Byrne (32556) 2013-10-13 5:42
What a sunrise this is, the colors in the sky are really stunning, and doubly so that you got this lovely reflection. I like the ducks too which add a nice sense of cam into the shot, and create a great contrast between the still water around the boat, and the ripped water of their swimming.
So this was in the Skellig region, did you visit Skellig Michael? Its a place I have long wanted to see.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-10-13 5:53
Serenity, mild light, pastel colors.....
A very pleasant picture
have a nice sunday, best to you
carlo62 (52194) 2013-10-13 6:09
una scena magnifica, ben composta e con splendidi colori.
La tranquilità si respira a pieni polmoni.
annjackman (21901) 2013-10-13 6:27
I am always amazed how good quality light and a careful camera exposure can turn quite an ordinary view into something so beautiful. The expanse of sky and water with those subtle colour changes are mesmerizing and the partially silhouetted features sit so well within the scene.
Kind Regards, Ann
chrislo (4097) 2013-10-13 7:32
What a lovely photo, so unique and so serene. I like your composition, the soft morning light giving the clouds a yellowish hue that sets a tranquil atmosphere and makes for a wonderful reflection. The ducks silently gliding on the wrinkled mirror of the water add a touch of interest. Beautiful colours in this early morning scene. An excellent quality photo taken at a perfect moment.
mrichat (1755) 2013-10-13 7:32
nice composition, very natural light,good reflection,the ducks are the bonous points in your photo. beautiful image.thanks for sharing..
Nicou (146928) 2013-10-13 8:05
Merveilleuse vue et compo sueprbe iamge quel ciel et ces reflet ces tons et couleurs et les canards sur l'eau une splendeur.
Bravo et amitié
npecanhuk (75812) 2013-10-13 8:07
Exposure and colors are excellent!
I love that sky and the way it is reflected on the water surface!
Chosen pov and composition really pleased me too!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (103036) 2013-10-13 8:09
nice and peaceful atmosphere is in this image. Also I like the pastel colors. Interesting view of bridge. Good note and presentation (large version is very nice, too).
Have a nice evening.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-10-13 8:36
The sky is fabulous and so is its reflection on the rippled water.
Soothing colors of a calm morning. Very peaceful.
You have painted a beauty through your lens.
With best regards,
pyffepa (625) 2013-10-13 8:50
What a lovely and soothing picture.
I like the soft tones while luminosity is present in sky, the shapes in water and the presence of birds avoiding monotony of the large water surface.
kabel (1930) 2013-10-13 10:49
Hello, your image reflects the tranquility in the water and the glow of colors from the sky. small lenticular cloud adds a lot of drama to it. Excellent composition.
PaulVDV (30803) 2013-10-13 11:06
A very calming image!
Lovely colours in the morning sky that are reflected over the entire surface of the water, only interrupted by the silhouettes of the bridges and the jetty.
Excellent composition. Also with the inclusion of the small boat and the ducks.
Best regards, Paul
williewhistler (16404) 2013-10-13 11:17
I guess that it`s the way that you have handled the light that is key to this attractive scene with the clouds and their reflections beautifully captured,along with the empty little boat and ducks lazily paddling away it appears the most tranquil of seascapes.
Best regards Les.
papagolf21 (105422) 2013-10-13 11:27
Bonsoir, chère Rosemary,
Une bien belle peinture présentée à travers cette composition.
Tout est au repos, le calme, et l'on pourrait presque entendre le silence.
Les nuages se sont arrêtés et la lumière du soleil offre de très belles couleurs.
mesutilgim (96332) 2013-10-13 12:21
A perfect "masterwork" ! Very good pov and amazing compo. Well balanced ligth management. Very nice reflections.
TFS and best regards
ChrisJ (116676) 2013-10-13 12:24
An exceptionally beautiful sunrise with fantastic reflections and nice repetition of the ducks. The cloud formations are amazing! The solitary boat at left makes a good focal point. Pinpoint sharpness and perfect density. The bg bridge is perfectly positioned over the 1/3 horizontal axis to enhance the composition. Have a nice week.
danos (100956) 2013-10-13 12:59
nice and beautiful the area under the sunset light and the colour tints of it.I like the tranquillity and the calmness with the reflections to complete perfect the whole fascinating scenery.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-13 23:03
Très jolie photo où on admire lumière et couleurs, tant dans le ciel que sur l'eau.
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-10-13 23:44
Brilliant shot Rosemary,
Very well done,TFS.
dkmurphys (62147) 2013-10-14 0:14
Splendid atmosphere with great attractive colors. I like the peaceful moment of the day, well taken.
Have a great week ahead!
bayno (18344) 2013-10-14 2:59
really a wonderful light and a sense of freshness and cleanliness, very beautiful pastel shades and reflections of the clouds in the water, fine details and framing...
have a good week...
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-14 3:09
I bet you were glad you got up early to see this? It is a stunningly beautiful image. Full of the sublime tranquillity at the start of the day and you have executed it magnificently. I love the lenticular clouds they add to the mood exquisitely. Top class!
Have a great week - Brian.
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-14 4:38
Great capture, i like the dark tones and the great sky
All pieces of the puzzle comes to her place.
Very well done
gervaso (15839) 2013-10-14 6:36
Wonderful view of the landscape, with the sky beautifully reflected on the water and the silhouettes of the bridge and birds adding a lot to this beautiful job! Wonderful colors! Well done!
COSTANTINO (67400) 2013-10-14 22:12
amazing shot divorsed into two parties
the blue sky with the clouds and
the romantic sea with the little boat
nice work with soft colors
a nice sense of calmness
shot that changed our mood
thanks for sharing it with us
mvdisco (17794) 2013-10-14 22:42
Hi Rosemary, Bonjour,
Beautiful sunrise nicely presented and composed with great tone of colors and light,
Nice point of view and details,
great reflection and contrast..
Lovely sky too..beautiful...
delpeoples (59188) 2013-10-15 23:15
Ahh this is magic, pure and simple. But instead of waving your magic wand, you wave your magic camera and everything in its path becomes enchanted. The light here is so sweet it hurts, I love those unusual blue and yellow tones and of course the shimmering gold on the water in the FG. The silhouettes in the BG and partial silhouettes of the FG have been beautifully managed and the inclusion of the ducks complete the image perfectly.
Wonderful shot, have a beautiful day
kato (11630) 2013-10-16 3:28
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tasteful scape with calm bay, long bridge with silhouette and the sky dyed to setting sun. The whols is managed beautifully by gentle tone and fine arrangement as the poem. And, a fishing ship and some ducks on the bay draw out a good atmosphere in this image as well as the reflection projected to the bay.
Cricri (122669) 2013-10-18 1:12
Une composition fort bien équilibrer, un contre jour excellent, le beau moment avec la lumière qui joue avec les nuages et ce reflète joliment dans l'eau, très jolie
Angshu (56760) 2013-10-30 0:26
It all looks so tranquil...the ducks and the boat sums it all up. Light is excellent and I liked how the nicely lit up clouds are reflected in the water. The contrast between the blue of the sky and the clouds looks beautiful in reflection. The car standing on the bridge gives an idea of the scale. Simple yet a fine picture!