Glendalough, situated in picturesque County Wicklow, was made famous by Saint Kevin who came to the area in the sixth century. He was looking for a place of solitude and having found it, remained and lived a rather hermitic life. He founded his monastery here which attracted thousands of people who were intrigued by St. Kevin's simple and scholarly ways.
The most famous of all the landmarks in the area, however, is the Round Tower which stands 110 feet above the ground. It was built almost 1000 years ago by the monks of St. Kevin's monastery. The tower was originally built as a bell tower and a place of refuge when the monastery was attacked.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
Exposure Time: 1/40 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 18/1 mm
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tjanze (5674) 2005-12-09 7:06
Nice peaceful place. Interesting colour of sky and many stone details.
emgomes (44) 2005-12-09 7:12
good composition showing the tower in context.
brian1949 (209) 2005-12-09 7:17
Good composition. There is plenty of interest in the photo. The sky is an interesting colour with the white burnt out. Well done
amstel (2388) 2005-12-09 7:35
It's a very nice picture of this marvellous place. I liked it there very much! You've achieved superb effect with the flowers in the frame. The light is great as well!
qpochet (1412) 2005-12-09 7:53
Wonderful shot! Great light and colours! Interesting compo also.
donluicu (24718) 2005-12-09 10:40
what an excellent view of this amazing place..i reallly enjoyed my time here (even if it was raining so hard!!!)
carper (96) 2005-12-09 12:10
very good mystic shot Stephen,
the atmosphere is realy nice, technical with the backlight and the good colours it's a very good job,
cherryripe (21015) 2005-12-09 15:29
I like the composition with the contrast of the tombstones against the very green grass, the tower against the pink sky and the touch of colour with the pretty purple flowers.
Philippe (11836) 2005-12-09 16:00
Hello, Stephen. This is a good picture of the famosu Glendalough tower. It stands well out against the skty. The foreground with the tomb stones, the different green hues and the purple flowers is very good. Well done.
annagrace (2467) 2005-12-11 23:06
A lovely image Stephen. I love the strange purple sky, somehow appropriate for a cemetery. Well seen, TFS!
mikee (2354) 2005-12-20 13:46
What a beautiful way to capture such an impressive historic place. The soft, warm light and colors are wonderful and make the place look mystical. Great job.
MartaW (703) 2006-02-13 21:22
great photo of the beautiful place. Non-typical, because without the people. Round tower looks very very good in your version.
timleahy (2195) 2006-02-15 4:29
Lovely shot Stephen, good sharpness, composition and exposure levels, not easy due to the bright sky. The clouds look a little noisy though. Have you ever tried Neat Image to reduce noise?
I like the pinkish tone in the sky. Was this created using a filter or was it natural light?
Irish round towers are fascinating buildings. The fact that they have lasted around 1000 years is testimony to their solid design.
Took the liberty of adding this fine shot to the "Irish Round Towers" theme.
- Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) (13048)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-04
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 18-55EF-S
- Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Irish round towers, Best shots from Ireland. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-09 6:43
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