this is the coastline at dun chaoin, near dingle in county kerry. the slea head road travelling west from dingle offers views like this around every corner. it is not surprising therefore that the slea head road has been named one of the best drives in the world.
this was taken during the evening as the sun was getting lower over the atlantic ocean.
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Royaldevon (31893) 2012-09-17 12:56
The coastline is wonderfully wild and rugged, the eroded rocks showing through the sparse grass covering to help produce this rugged, unspoilt impression.
You have acieved a very good dof, an excellent composition, which guides from the f/g to a strong disappearing point in the b/g and excellent light, shadow contrasts. In fact, the clouds appear to be melting into the surface, in places.
Do you always use a tripod?
I have to confess, especially when we have long walks, I often leave mine in the car!!
My warm regards,
dta (69502) 2012-09-17 12:59
Hello Brian ,
The thumbnail seems a liitle dark , but when we open it , what a beauty ! The light is perfectly captured , with subtility . This is a fantastic coastal landscape , with superb clouds and an amazing color of the sea .
chawax (19570) 2012-09-17 13:07
Simple but excellent shot of wonderful Dingle peninsula coast. You had a nice light, in particular this ray of warm light on the cliffs in the foreground. Very beautiful sky, good sharpness.
Have a nice day,
korbee (6617) 2012-09-17 13:16
Always looking forward to see some new photos of you!
High quality landscapes with superbe light,I really like the green fields in the bright sunlight in the back ground,end without the clouds it would all look totally different.
williewhistler (15035) 2012-09-17 13:31
the little pools of light along the rugged coastline help to add a lovely sense of depth and drama whilst the swell of tide is nicely captured in a very fine coastal scene.
All the best Les.
dale54 (6683) 2012-09-17 14:09
oh,so nice,hi brian,great sharp shot,nice feel to it too,great POV,love this scene! tfs! dr
PiotrF (10540) 2012-09-17 14:22
Beautiful coastal cliffs, sea and clouds matched.
Good composition. Colors and light are fantastic.
Nice to looks
guld (1042) 2012-09-17 15:22
what a dramatic, awesome photo! I lovve the clouds, the colors, the POV and the light. It is the kind of photography I appreciate. Congrats.
tyro (21184) 2012-09-17 16:22
This picture is a Classic!
And by that I don't mean that it is boring or uninteresting - it just has all the hallmarks of sheer perfection.
Your composition is excellent, the shoreline leading us from bottom left in a sweeping curve to the distant headland, the horizon and then a fabulously interesting sky. Your exposure is perfect with details visible in the deepest shadows and also in the brightest parts. The colours are vibrant but true and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
Everything I look at in this picture is (to me, at least) perfect. A classic indeed! Only one problem - I wish I'd taken it myself.
cargus (8843) 2012-09-18 0:30
Interesting presentation,beautiful landscape,good contrast and color, well done
lousat (79962) 2012-09-18 2:18
Hi Brian,magnificent capture of this wild coast,spectacular view and magnificent perspective,details and colors under the perfect sky for a pic like this.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-09-18 4:10
Wonderful endless coastline. The compo with that line is excellent and I like your vertical format that dramatize the depth and persecptive. The rough and steep cliffs are magnificent also the sky with these beautiful clouds.
Have a nice day,
dkmurphys (50788) 2012-09-18 5:01
Lovely picturesque capture. A superb place in great colors and natural textures. Well seen!
Oceania (5174) 2012-09-18 5:22
The dramatic cliff is soaring from the sea. Your picture shows us the breathtaking vista of Ireland. Thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-09-18 5:43
a striking seascape shot this. Full of drama, atmosphere and compelling beauty. Love the light and your management of it - it brings out such bold textures and colours in both the land, sea and sky. Wonderful!
Regards - Brian.
mesutilgim (87410) 2012-09-18 11:40
Very nice capture of this bautiful coastline with calm waters. But if you look to the sky, most probably it shall get quite wild very soon.
Good pov and good layout.
TFS and best regards
Gigidusud (17327) 2012-09-18 13:19
Beautiful coastal landscape with a splendid light and a fantastic cloudy sky.Well done!
Thanks for sharing.
gildasjan (41946) 2012-09-19 1:04
Une très belle lumière illumine ce paysage côtier.Une image rafraichissante bien photographiée sous ce ciel chargé de beaux nuages.
macjake (58992) 2012-09-20 10:11
its amazing how the clouds create such a extra dramatic effect!
lovely landscape with the crashing ocean below and rustic craggy rocks.
So how does this work? you just get in your car and drive around the countries shoreline and this is what you see? is it that easily accessible? great shot
marcan44 (6299) 2012-09-20 13:11
panorami selvaggi e scogliere a strapiombo da mozzare il fiato.
Veramente queste strade nella contea di Kerry offrono spettacoli della natura magnifici.
Immagine di alta qualità, eccellente POV
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-21 13:43
a picturesque view with spectacular composition and romantic details, the POV is superb. Great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-21 15:26
The light, colors, sharpness and depth are exceptional. There is nothing to add, except that it is a breathtaking image. Congratulations.
abmdsudi (44966) 2012-09-24 10:21
Nice to have a well balanced scene including the rocks and the headlands in the middle of the coast line and the strong movement brought in by the breaking waves.
You have also had a very nice blue sky with the beautiful low clouds full of energy with a feel of moving in as if there is something going on right here at this moment. Great coloring, sharpness and contrast. This a well frozen moment nicely taken, Congrats.
Silvio1953 (127002) 2012-09-25 3:35
Ciao Brian, fantastic seascape, amazing view of lovely cliffs, superb sky, wonderful pastel colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mjw364 (7512) 2012-09-26 2:55
A great shot for its light and shade. I'm always amazed at how accurately you capture such vivid colours without over saturating them. Something I think I need to work on.
Kielia (23993) 2012-09-26 3:10
outstanding photo work and a very beautiful composition with a fantastic atmosphere. The light on this fascinating coast makes the image very attractive! My compliments!
delpeoples (54189) 2012-09-27 4:49
What a marvellous stretch of coastline, I really had no idea how beautiful and rugged it was. Although it's not one of your lng exposures, it is just as beautiful, although in a different way. Beautiful colours and sharpness. The clouds have also helped make this the wonderful shot it is. Fantastic work and thanks so much for sharing this under-represented county here on TE.
amaryllis (35473) 2012-09-27 8:11
félicitations pour ta galerie avec de superbes photos comme celle que tu présentes car la lumière et le ciel et les vagues qui tapent contre le rocher donnent un très beau rendu
C'est certain que les ciels avec nuages gris rendent les prises de vue magnifiques
mjdundee (4663) 2012-09-27 23:58
it is great joy to watch all the details in your carefully composed photograph. THe rugged coastline with dots of green and little flowers fighting the seabreeze, the waves breaking at the split rocks in the surf and the deep clouds flowing in from the west, carrying isolated rainshowers over the Atlantic ocean. LAst but not least the low sun breaking partly through and illuminating the bg and giving some spotlight to the main cliff on the right.
A very fresh and natural compo. Very well done.
n.b. - if I ever travel there I need a driver, otherwise a car wreck would spoil the scenery ; )
- Copyright: brian mccready (brianmcc) (6187)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-30
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ireland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-17 12:29
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