The huge rock fin of "The Anvil" juts into the sea from Tory Island.
Tory Island, nine miles north of the coast of Donegal, is by common consent "the most isolated, the most desolate, the most windswept of any of the Irish islands". It is an island drenched by the sea, drenched by the elements, and drenched with history and folklore.
I found the rugged coastline of this small island fasanating to say the least. This strange formation really caught my attention. Its a pity there was no measure of scale here because this was very high and long perhaps 200 meters long.
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/40
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 10/1 mm
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rusty88 (42) 2006-06-28 5:48
WOW! i have never been to irland but when i see that pictures i cant wait:) greate cadr, a hmm that mysterious climat of island...
alekpet (4663) 2006-06-28 5:49
Fantastic POV, really good usage of the 10mm and the polariser. Excelent!
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-06-28 5:56
An impressive POV!
Nice details and colors.
The only thing that I would say is the little foreground trinagle left of the middle is little disturbing.
smarrero (530) 2006-06-28 6:01
great shot. The composition is great. The sky colour is fantastic. Well done!
Thanks for share.
northspirit (253) 2006-06-28 6:28
the colour of sea is very effective.this is a wonderful photo.
Thanks for sharing this photo...
Loic_bzh (7646) 2006-06-28 6:31
excellent POV and good compo who shows how high is the clif! Il like the sky, too. TFS,
marianita (3455) 2006-06-28 6:38
well done on making a postcard!
excellent shot, great depth, excellent colours.what a beautiful place
daddo (21280) 2006-06-28 6:43
Hi Stephen. One definitely gets an excellent idea of the size of this formation thanks to the PoV. Great feeling of depth as the eye travels along the channel of water.Marvellous sky, the cloud shapes and the extended arm of the cliff seem to thrust towards the same vanishing point where the light appears to be the brightets. Nice work, lovely light. Regards, Klaudio
pasternak (15165) 2006-06-28 6:53
A great POV and nice use of wide angle to show this tremendous cliff perspective! Because it is really tremendous, and also it looks so old here... And probably it is very old in geological terms, but what I mean that esthetically, the photo gives me the feeling that nothing changed here in millions of years... I can imagine Celtic rituals being held here 2000 years back, and the place looked precisely the same...
Very good indeed
simonekarl (404) 2006-06-28 7:29
This looks like a pretty tough place. The image is outstanding, the effect of the Polariser is vey good, almost tricking the viewer that the sky is this warm, and that wide angle.....
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-06-28 9:27
Wonderful view! Excelelnt colors, perfect POV. Brawo!
thanks for sharing
cherryripe (21015) 2006-06-28 10:30
The rock fin is so thin it looks as though it will fall into the sea soon like the 12 Apostles.
I like your pov showing the way it juts out into the sea and the way it's lit, lighter in the foreground and darker in the background. The clouds are interesting too.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-06-28 12:37
Wonderful landscape, it remembers me Kerpe coast.
benkrut (2401) 2006-06-28 17:08
Great place to visit - I'm finding Ireland more and more interesting after watching a few pictures from there.
Taken with a good place. For my needs it could be a little sharper.
macondo (18465) 2006-06-28 20:35
A very dramatic wide angle shot. What a subject! It's length is apparent. The precipitous nature of your viewpoint is well captured. Polarised sky is good with its fanning cloud formation. Great detail on the rocks.
jjcordier (69639) 2006-06-29 2:32
Very good photo, Stephen! Great POV and colours. A very good usage of 10 mm!
DeMcKen (3) 2006-06-29 3:43
I am barely a beginner so I won't pretend to "critique" but I thought this picture gave a great sense of dimension to the thin point. I missed this area on my trip to Ireland - will have to add it to the list for when I go back. I'm new to TE but am beginning to upload my own amateur photos of our trip and I can't wait to go back. (If I didn't have family here, I would have simply never left.)
teutza (10590) 2006-06-29 5:28
so beautiful...thanks a lot 4 posting this amasing place!
Yffic (6106) 2006-07-17 6:49
The magic wide angle is back...
I really like the effect you obtain with your lens.
The use of Polarizer is a very nice idea to enhance the sky.
Leonie (8809) 2006-07-28 15:42
Wonderful sight....I whish I could visit Donegal soon...now that I have moved from Dublin to Paris, it will be difficult, but I'll be back...one doesn't forget the charms of Ireland!! Cheers, Léonie
- Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) (13048)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EFS 10-22mm, circ Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Best of Ireland, Favoris #2, Greatest-1116, Irish Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-28 5:43
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