As has been my wont the last three St. Patrick's Days, here is a shot of Ireland. Not the best shot of Slieve League by any means, but then it's really difficult to do these beautiful cliffs justice. They're just not automatically photogenic the way the Cliffs of Moher are. But I found them to be even more breathtaking.
If you're ever in County Donegal, these cliffs are a must-see. They're the tallest in County Donegal and the second-tallest in Ireland. At about 2,000 feet, they're over twice as tall as the Cliffs of Moher. The only thing to keep in mind is that it's extremely windy up at the top of the cliffs. I thought we were going to get blown over the edge!
County Donegal was without doubt my favorite part of Ireland. It's breathtaking, with lovely haunting mountains, pristine and picturesque beaches, and some of the most desolate stretches of open country I've ever seen. But the best part is that it gets relatively few visitors. No tour buses like in southern Ireland or around Dublin. Just you, the locals, and a handful of in-the-know tourists. It's wonderful.
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jjcordier (72658) 2012-03-17 23:30
Cette Saint-Patrick t'a donné l'occasion de nous offrir cette très bonne photo de cette côte rocheuse aux couleurs variées.
berek (32735) 2012-03-17 23:44
A natural landscape is very impressive. I felt that the power of nature from this photograph. congratulations. I wish a good Sunday.
brianmcc (6005) 2012-03-18 2:00
this is a superb view of slieve league. you got a great day for your visit. lovely foreground rocks and colour in the plants. fantastic clarity across the sea towards the steep cliffs. excellent depth of field and great detail.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-18 2:22
Magnificent shot from coast line...like the textured rocky mountains!
Wonderful picture of Nature beauty!
Special regards to the exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
altay1364 (0) 2012-03-18 2:42
Güzel bir doğa manzarası!
chawax (18411) 2012-03-18 13:51
I fully agree with you about what you say about these cliffs and about county Donegal. I visited most of counties of Ireland and no doubt it is my favourite one with great sceneries, nice people and a wonderful light to take pictures ! I love this POV on Slieve League. I used this POV too and from what I saw it is the best one you can have on the cliffs. You had good weather conditions for photography (probably because we can't feel the wind !). Very beautiful colours, good sharpness.
Have a nice week,
- Copyright: Clark Monson (cdmonson) (4438)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X AF Pro DX, Digital ISO 100
- Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Northern Europe
- Theme(s): Ireland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-17 22:02
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