The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair, lit. cliffs of the ruin, also known as the Cliffs of Mohair) are located in the parish of Liscannor at the south-western edge of the Burren area near Doolin, which is located in County Clare, Ireland.
The cliffs rise 120 meters (394 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head (Irish: Ceann na Cailleach), and reach their maximum height of 214 meters (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres away.
The cliffs boast one of Ireland's most spectacular views. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay, as are the valleys and hills of Connemara.
O'Brien's Tower is a round stone tower at the approximate midpoint of the cliffs. It was built by Sir Cornelius O'Brien, a descendant of Ireland's High King Brian Boru, in order to impress female visitors. From atop that watchtower, one can view the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, the Maum Turk Mountains and the Twelve Pins to the north in Connemara, and Loop Head to the south.
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gnuri (51) 2010-07-01 3:32
One of the most beautiful places i've been!!!!
Great shot (strange, it wasn't raining...) with beautiful colours (and contrast between green and blue).
I'll made a workshop. Hope you don't mind
jemaflor (74044) 2010-07-01 3:52
Great pov on thsese famous cliffs taken with a good weather, interesting result with nice colors.
alin-m (3716) 2010-07-01 7:03
Wow!!!Amazing scape and very good picture!Congratulations.
macondo (18461) 2010-07-01 7:21
Hi Uncle Bob
Good shot of the famous cliffs. Green and blue make a good combination, and the sky is well rendered. I agree with gnuri about the cropping of the left side. Perhaps the contrast could be increased a little too. I wonder how often there is a 'clear' day, because even on the fairly good day you had for this photo there is still quite a haze on the horizon.
- Copyright: Uncle Bob (Noctraeon) (56)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90, NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-105MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Hoya 67mm UV Pro 1 Digital MC
- Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-01 2:57
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