this was taken from slea head on the coast of the dingle pennisula in county kerry. the islands on the horizon are the blasket islands which represent the most westerly point of ireland. the next landmass after this is america.
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siudzi (34141) 2012-10-16 13:33
Very beautiful landscape post. The scene was cropped and composed in a very interesting way and we are able to see a lot of interesting details. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
tyro (25328) 2012-10-16 13:33
Another of your stunning seascapes!
The composition here is wonderfully bold, the huge rock mass on the right tapering off into the distance to the little rocky islands then off to the horizon and the more defined and larger distant islands, the nearest one shrouded in cloud. And, of course, the addition of two minute figures, one dressed in bright red, on the land at far right also add greatly to the composition as well as adding to the sense of depth and distance.
Gorgeous vibrant colours - including the emerald green which we associate with Ireland, lovely lighting, perfect exposure and exquisite sharpness.
dta (78558) 2012-10-16 13:50
Hello Brian ,
Our portuguese friends will say that the most westerly point in Europe is Cabo da Rocha , but this is for the continental Europe ;)
A splendid coastal view with great contyrasts and colors . I like especially the cloud covering the top of the nearest island .
macjake (68480) 2012-10-16 14:06
Pretty freaking cool Brian!
Can't beat scene's like this one.
well, maybe until your next posting.
seems like you shot this one right from the cliff edge.
breathtaking scenery, I have nothing more to add other than to say I just want to sit back and enjoy.
danos (98513) 2012-10-16 14:42
a really fascinating the end of Europe with the light and the colour management to make the image unique.I like the clarity of the shot,the quality of it,as the great presentation.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-10-16 16:59
Amazing shoot with splendid composition and awesome colors.Excellent lightning management and great POV.Also so nice contrasts.Well done!TFS
Have a nice evening
Vato_Law (12720) 2012-10-16 18:42
Wonderful seascape Brian, under some beautiful light and with great details and textures on the rocks composing the cliffs.
As Denis says this is not the end of europe, continental or including islands, Cabo da Roca is the continental most western inland, if you include islands than Açores Islands are further more to the west, but to be honnest this is peanuts being more to the west or to the east, what counts here is the beauty of the place you are showing.
bayno (18344) 2012-10-16 21:18
have you intrigued with your note, and then I went to see where it was this place in google earth, beautiful place must be very cold sea, so nice colors, wonderful green tones, excellent POV and always stunning quality...
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-10-16 21:52
Hello Brian - A landscape but a 'living landscape'. Does that sound silly? What I mean is, the moment is captured but I can see that activity will continue. The boat will continue to ferry passengers, the figure in the red coat will go home to drink tea, the low cloud hanging over the small island will dissipate and the tide will turn.
A super shot, the craggy features are wonderfully textural and I love the pockets of flowers growing in the crevices. Your vantage point allows for an image full of detail and interest. Lovely work and a stunning location. Warm regards Rosemary
yquem46 (38752) 2012-10-17 0:09
Beautiful seascape, very luminous and well composed
Postcard-like quality as usual
have a nice day, best regards
dkmurphys (59243) 2012-10-17 2:37
Lovely panorama of the picturesque place. Amazing shapes and textures, a small corner of natural paradise.
Enjoy a good day.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-17 3:43
great seascape composition. Full of wonderful textures and detailing which capture the mood and beauty of this place so beautifully. A really idyllic place and a superbly executed and presented image.
Regards - Brian.
abmdsudi (54595) 2012-10-17 9:43
Coolly an elegant shot so creatively captured allowing us to enjoy this amazing coastalscape in delicious colors and enormous scale. The light is exquisite and it's the headland which provides beautiful strong diagonal lines drawing the eye into the horizon and the wonderful low clouds. It's very impressionistic as the rocks hold the eyes with excellent closeness and wide coverage to yield a more depth and perspective. How small we humans are in the face of nature! This is indeed a remarkable shot with superb effect, lending to an overall delightful photographic impact.
Glint (6171) 2012-10-17 12:14
this is just so lovely!You have chosen a perfect pov to show us this beautiful vista.I like the composition, the way the land points a diagonal line to the seascape beyond. Super light and natural colours.
GREGG (7888) 2012-10-18 11:22
a really fascinating the end of Europe,
masterful execution of on the technical side,
mjw364 (1224) 2012-10-18 13:06
The end of Europe? Oh, good, when? Ha,ha. Alovely shot Brian. well composed, great colours and sky.what a beautiful place.
skerdreux (3184) 2012-10-19 3:22
as usual your picture is wonderfull !
I like the idea to add two people on the top right of the picture to give a scale !
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
mkamionka (37231) 2012-10-19 8:07
wow, this is a breath taking view. A real master piece as well.
I like very much your selection of the wide foreground with the interesting flat rock formations. They seem to have a nice texture with patterns and colors. The panorama opening behind it is spectacular -it is one of my favourite views in Ireland and in spite of being so popular you have presented it in a very creative original way.
I like also the cloud hanging over the islet in the distance as if it was raining overe there only.
Silvio1953 (144416) 2012-10-22 9:46
Ciao Brian, fantastic landscape great sea view, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
npecanhuk (75502) 2012-10-23 11:54
Very beautiful place!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities!
Highlights are the presence of those foaming waves and that cloud hanging over that hill on the top center of this image!
TFS - congrats,
mesutilgim (95380) 2012-10-23 12:17
Very nice landscape, taken with a perfect pov and very good pictorial geometry.
Nice cloudy sky creates a perfect background for this beautiful scenery.
TFS and best regards
bartekp (4746) 2012-10-28 11:53
Very good composition and interesting place. Colors and light are very good as well. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening
ps. nice coloection of photos
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-10-29 4:07
You took a beautiful point and composition.
The picture has a lots of highness and
depth and is nice open wide, rough and
calmness at the same time. Light management
is also great. Nice extra are: the clouds
above the hill (on the background, it looks
a little bit like a vulcano and that makes
the picture extra exciting) and the two
persons (gives nice the proportions in the
In Short: a beautiful picture.
adramad (46028) 2012-10-29 13:51
Superb panoramic, this place of great beauty, the POV is superb, first showing us these cliffs, which offer varied shades of color, dotted with green and even some wild flower, the distant islands, we see on the horizon, given a good DOF to the composition.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Cricri (120143) 2012-11-01 5:41
C'est un des paysages sauvage de Irlande qu'on a envie de voir ou de revoir...excellent POV et de merveilleuse couleurs, j'aimerai y retourner un jour...
COSTANTINO (65788) 2012-11-03 12:06
excellent shot with an impressive title
your notes helped me to understand
that the blasket islands represent the
most westerly point of Europe,
dynamic composition with natural
Graal (102928) 2012-11-04 1:15
view here is beautiful. Photo good on postcard. Amazing islands and peninsulas. Very nice place in Ireland. I like a lot.
Have a nice Sunday.
ikeharel (72191) 2012-11-17 1:19
Good morning Brian,
You might have an argument with the Portugees, as they consider Cabo-de-Roca to be the most westerly end of Europe.
Yet, the view of the islands and the rock under where you stood, is most beautiful and well collected.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
fds (9388) 2012-12-04 21:52
dear friend this image for my is very interested i love very much this photo tacke over the cliffs
great colors and very nice scharpnees
- Copyright: brian mccready (brianmcc) (6219)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-04
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/16, 1/13 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ireland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-16 12:58