Another composition on the huge rock fin of "The Anvil" which juts into the sea from Tory Island. This time I added a little more colour into the composition by getting in close to the flowers with the Ultra wide zoom.
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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eugen (492) 2006-10-13 18:29
very nice picture.Really nice weather conditions
billfitzgerald (71) 2006-10-13 19:08
A fine picture! What a great POV and composition. The weather, the sky and the lighting are all perfect.
Very well done!
FeatherBirdLady (329) 2006-10-13 19:34
Glorious shot. Amazing focus and depth. Makes me want a camera just like yours! :)
partha (14023) 2006-10-13 19:40
Excellent use of the wide angle lens.The colour balance and the lighting condition is suparb.
KellEy (1237) 2006-10-13 19:56
I got lost in your image for a while and forget what I wanted to comment on.
I do really like it. The flowers and placement for your composition is wonderful. There's something spiritual about this place.
Thank you so much for sharing it.
Retagger (26) 2006-10-13 20:06
The point of view is excellent. The narrow rock formation in the center, leads the viewer into the photo. The flowers in the foreground brings all the elements in the photo together.
zenskat (656) 2006-10-13 20:09
Gorgeous landscape here stephen, very spectacular scenery and you have composed very well.Bet you could get some amzing shots at dusk/dawn from this spot, but this is just great, the pink wildflowers a wonderful inclusion.
kurekpit (401) 2006-10-13 20:11
Another wonderful photo,excellent colours & POV
* Piotr *
renerob (601) 2006-10-13 20:28
A Excellent picture, nice colours and great POV, and good composition, excellent use of the wide lens, just lovely, well done and TFS.
rewshearer (682) 2006-10-14 1:04
Fantastic POV and good wide-angle view Stephen.
Your filters have served you well and added drama and depth to this shot.
Oh, and nice camera.
vinser (6) 2006-10-14 3:12
A great landscape of Ireland,with great colors.I like it very much.
I 've been a look at all your photos of Ireland.It's very wonderful.
jasmis (58481) 2006-10-14 4:17
Really breathtaking seascape. Superb place, impressive photo. regards.
macondo (19806) 2006-10-14 4:25
Hi Stephen, I remember your previous shot of this spot. The wide angle lens makes this view breathtaking and the added colour of the flowers is effective as foreground interest. There's a bit of vignetting in the top corners from your filter, which I usually find a bit distracting, but here it emphasises the cloud formation and adds a hint of drama.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-10-14 4:27
Excellent use of the wide lens. It simply gives the perfect view of the beautiful place. And the colours are superb. Well done.
barni (15751) 2006-10-14 5:14
Un grand angle magnifique
Cette arręte rocheuse au centre c'est fantastique.
DarkoG (8) 2006-10-14 6:41
Excellent, strong perspective of very rough cliffs pointing to horizont. Nice colours of rocks, sea and sky contrasted with softness and gentleness of flower.
carper (96) 2006-10-14 12:26
a very nice one again Stephen,
again a good wide shot, I love ot, the perspective is good, the lines are nice, the point of view is good, yes very good job.
alford (3989) 2006-10-15 9:52
Hi Stephen! I've seen this several times here at TE but is still amazed at how it remains standing all this years. It looks like it can fall anytime, it is so narrow! Anyway, great POV. You managed to include everything to properly present the place to us. The foreground rocks and plants are essential. rgds.
mbasil (2129) 2006-10-15 15:40
Beautiful. Great details with the SWA. My favorite part is the little islets in the sea on the left.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-10-27 5:58
Hi Stephen. Nice seascape. Excellent choice of focal length. I think there is enough scale and depth, the sea looks an awfully long way down. The graduated filter can be a blessing and curse at the same time, the tops of the outcrops have all been darkened just that wee bit. Great photo all the same. Thanks for sharing.
darrasin (2860) 2007-06-15 14:20
Hello Stephen! You rendered this fascinating landscape in a truly inspiring manner. Very nice near to far wide-angle composition with the flower providing some foreground interest and working to anchor the shot as well. The horizon is well place in the frame. Brilliant work!
I just booked my travel arrangement to Ireland for July. I will be spending some time studying your amazing portfolio for inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
- 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, Cir Pol + Grad Grey
- Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Best shots from Ireland., IRELAND [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-13 18:22
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