these mountains are part of the mamturk range of connemara, county galway.
the R336 road between maam cross and leenane circling the mamturks, and returning again to maam cross through the inagh valley is stunning. the landscape is incredible, very rugged and wild, and the wind seems to blow constantly. but the opportunities for photographs are endless.
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lousat (77804) 2012-01-23 8:40
Hi Brian,spectacular capture,wind and silence and a magnificent neverending perspective.I like the very impressive sharpness and the high saturation,the colors of the grass are really fantastics! Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO
marina7 (8055) 2012-01-23 8:43
Amazing scenery with so much depth and air. Great sharpness, you can almost see every blade of grass. Love the calm and relaxing mood despite the grey day. Thanks and cheers,
dta (67246) 2012-01-23 9:25
Hello Brian ,
DOF and sharpness are fantastic . A pleasure to follow the sheep on this little road in such a gorgeous mountain scenery . And both a superb light and a cloudy sky , as often in Ireland :)
faletiz (10759) 2012-01-23 9:54
I adore these rugged landscapes and quiet that you present us with great artistic sense. I don't know the Ireland and, looking at your pics, I came the desire to come to know. The composition is excellent and very beautiful image. Well done!
dkmurphys (50022) 2012-01-23 11:15
Lovely road composition. The presence of the sheeps makes the scene more enjoyable. Well seen, have a good night.
siudzi (33973) 2012-01-23 12:20
Very well taken image of this beautiful road. That place has been chosen perfectly. Superb!
chawax (19476) 2012-01-23 12:53
Clouds, mountains, sheeps and a single track road going through the bogs, a typically irish picture ! I love the way the road adds depth.
ourania (32083) 2012-01-23 13:41
this is a wonderful composition of shapes and colours enhanced by the neautral hues of the sky. The point of view, exquisite sharpness and light give depth and volume and make you feel like you've just stepped onto the road and started following it toward the peak (and beyond...) Well done!
mauro61 (52623) 2012-01-23 14:14
la striscia di asfalto che conduce alla montagna è il motivo dominante dell'immagine con le pecore e il tanto verde ad arricchire compositivamente la scena,
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2012-01-23 15:11
Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! A really amazing landscape. Excellent colours and depth!
tyro (20696) 2012-01-23 15:53
This is just the sort of road I like to drive along in my little old Austin: quiet and very interesting and with a different view around every corner.
This is a classical landscape view: I don't mean that to be in any way disparaging, because I believe that landscape work is one of the hardest areas of photography to do well. The composition is excellent with a fine lead-in from the narrow road, the high mountain is near the left "third" and there's a valley leading off left on the nearside of that mountain while the roadway plunges downhill to the right, leading us to more distant mountains. The sheep in the foreground add to the interest and the depth of the image.
Fine colours, perfect exposure and, as always, stunning sharpness.
JFS (32459) 2012-01-24 0:34
I like the light, the mood, the road going to the end of the world... impressive scenery masterly captured. Thanks!
timecapturer (49286) 2012-01-24 4:58
love this view, it is so idyllic and full of beautiful Irish greens. The light is special in conveying the atmosphere of the place and the textures are so attractive. Executed with style and a captivating presentation.
Regards - Brian.
Sorry! run out of smilies again.
jemaflor (85476) 2012-01-24 13:44
Lovely landscape well presented, great light management and interesting depth with this road, tfs.
janusz2054 (2) 2012-01-25 9:12
This view of the way and its course is very magnificent and inviting.
Very nice tones in the vegetation and good sharpness.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-26 3:15
Sheep immediately capture the eye in this fantastic landscape. This small road leads nicely into small mountains. I appreciate the management of exposure, quality of light, color and sharpness. Bravo.
Have a nice day
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-01-26 5:08
The depth sensation which produse the road and the amazing mountains, create a moody atmosphere.
Perfect composition full of silence.
Have a great evening,
m00n (2259) 2012-01-26 5:25
I dream of returning to Ireland, to the lonely road straight lost in a mountain landscape to the lush greenery. Beautiful Ireland just as I remember!
Cretense (68691) 2012-01-26 9:03
Beautiful place, beautiful road, beautiful landscape photo! That's the kind of image that comes directly to my head when hearing about Ireland! Over the hills and far away! Visiting Ireland has been one of my great dreams since my childhood, but haven't managed to fulfill it, so far! I hope that I 'll have that chance one day in my life! Anyway, great composition and framing, excellent light management, beautiful colors, beautiful, peaceful atmosphere!
golus (2893) 2012-01-26 12:00
A lovely pastoral scene and a real feast for the eyes. I liked the perpendicular placement of the road to the mountain range that gives quite sense of depth. Existence of the sheep gives vigor to the scene too. Beautifl colors and great sharpness too. Loved it so much. Best wishes,
Royaldevon (30225) 2012-01-26 12:53
A great pov, using the road as a guide, through the f/g towards the ominous mountains.
You have very strongly contrasting areas: the f/g with its lush grass and grazing animals and the m/g & b/g with the stony, ominous, shadow covered mountains.
A good dof captures the scene well.
My warm regards,
jajko (775) 2012-01-27 5:07
hello, sharpness on the foreground excellent. beautiful colours and sky. W have been in those region and don't forget those great adventure, climate, colours, animals and people. :)
Gigidusud (16299) 2012-01-27 12:17
Beautiful mountain landscape with nice colors.
Thanks for sharing.
diomed (13926) 2012-01-27 16:32
exactly this one is the Irish landscape that I'm dreaming before to come in Ireland! I feel silence, peace, wildness, nature, wind. As soon as I can I must see the Ireland. TFS
Nice week end
kordinator (18548) 2012-01-28 1:49
Amazing view of this beaufiful place.
Nice diagonal of the mountains you captured.
Superb green color in this photo.
Road and ships are nice details.
I like fantastic cloudy sky.
Thanks for sharing.
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2012-01-28 9:04
beautiful mountain chain in bg and nice wild landscape, good light and d.o.f.
npecanhuk (66324) 2012-02-08 8:47
I'd love to take a ride along that narrow road!
Chosen pov, colors, exposure, level of sharpness, horizontal format, contrasts and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (57074) 2012-02-11 12:59
very nice scene here.
I like the repetitive patterns of the diagonal lines from the mountains as they veer off the screen.
lots of textures, atmosphere, and its even a cultural photo as this is typically what people think of Ireland.
I feel isolated viewing this one, nobody in sight at all.
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-04-01 17:56
what a gorgeous view. Awesome. Wonderfully executed photo with fabulous colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and depth of field. This place is lovely and striking beautiful. Perfectly and technically well done. Love it a lot.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
Robert1969 (7104) 2012-07-17 17:13
Beautiful landscape, excellent point
of view, composition and light
management and the sheeps are a
dale54 (6629) 2013-10-26 4:24
brian hello..great shot from ireland..nice lite light and color..very pleasing scene! have a great day! dale