This is the chapel of St. Finbarr (Barra in Irish) founder, and first Bishop of Cork, Finbarr is widely believed to have lived at an island hermitage at Gougane Barra. This little chapel stands on an island surrounded by the lake Lough Allua, (whose old name is Loch Irse) & the island is linked to the mainland by a causeway.
St Finbarr's was built at the end of the nineteenth century, in his memory.
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colibriav (2158) 2008-06-15 10:08
Magnificos los reflejos en el agua asi como una buena combinacion de colores y un buen centraje del bojetivo.
Un saludo desde España.
gildasjan (42200) 2008-06-15 10:10
Mignonne cette petite chapelle et son reflet est parfait dans ce joli décor printanier.Un bon cadrage qui permet à la chapelle d'être entièrement présentée dans l'eau.
parbo (11092) 2008-06-15 10:26
Your timing is perfect as your capture while using calm water surface as a real mirror. Unique architecture of chapel of St. Finbarr is attractive too with its stone facades and roofs. It's red colored entrance and green textures makes your frame an incomparable one in natural colors and sharpness. Congratulations. Have a nice new week.
mauro61 (52631) 2008-06-15 10:28
ciao Wilson, bellissimi colori, buoni i riflessi ed un ottima inquadratura di questa piccola cappella incastonata in uno splendido contesto.
dta (70325) 2008-06-15 10:37
Hello Wilson ,
A lovely chapel . The composition is excellent and the reflection is perfect .
besnard (54617) 2008-06-15 10:43
Une charmante petite chapelle cadrée de telle façon que son "double" se reflète de belle manière dans l'eau.
C'est du bon travail - merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
mesutilgim (88194) 2008-06-15 11:09
Very nice scene, very well captured. Perfect pov and amazing compo with very nice reflections.
TFS and best regards
npecanhuk (69166) 2008-06-15 11:13
I just loved you photograph!
It has natural and beautiful colors! The chapel is simple but it fits so perfectly to the surroundings! And most of all, I love reflections and this one is very very beautiful!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
PaulVDV (24029) 2008-06-15 12:09
Beautiful chapel and surrounding nature.
The reflection in the lake is wonderful and even has the same beautiful colours.
Good composition (including the tree to the right and its benches).
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-06-15 13:21
Lovely capture of the chapel with its reflection. Good composition and colours.
Deepforest (9260) 2008-06-15 14:17
beautiful symmetrical capture... excellent pov and good composition. Well done.
gunbud (34066) 2008-06-15 16:59
This one is a real beauty with the lovely old stone chapel along with the silver blue sky and lush green shoreline making a striking reflection in the still waters of the lovely Loch.
Perfectly balanced composition with clear crisp colors and spot on details.
adores (39908) 2008-06-15 17:09
A little chapel!!:)The reflection is very beautiful, as well as the church, especially with that red door. I like the way you framed it, with those trees on the left and this trunk on the right.
Emile (20350) 2008-06-15 19:57
Beautiful chapel located in a cosy place. Colors, clarity and sharpness are good, the reflection is the big point here producing a superb composition, great POV capturing the small chapel off center. Very well done.
Wish you a nice week ahead.
pablominto (53744) 2008-06-15 23:34
This is a lovely little church, and they for sure knew how to pick a location!
A very well composed presentation, where the view is well framed...
Attractive fresh green of early summer, and the fine reflection adds interest value!
izmirli (3987) 2008-06-15 23:37
good morning dear wilson
wonderful lowely little church.magnificent colours and reflections.well done.
snunney (88391) 2008-06-16 0:39
A beautiful symmetrical composition of this delightful little chapel. Colours and contrast are excellent and the beautiful reflections well rendered. Altogether, a very appealing and worthwhile image.
Vasa (16778) 2008-06-16 1:08
Hello Wilson, friend,
perfect picture for all his elements. Realy lovely subject. I like very much and I put it in my favorite to see it again. Best regards from Belgrade,
Budapestman (82620) 2008-06-16 3:31
What a picturesque atmosphere. The composition is splendid, details are very fine. I like the beautiful reflection and the attractive colours, fascinating spectacle, Very well done!
Have a nice week
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-06-16 7:00
The mirror and symmetry are perfect. A very beautiful équlibrée and naturally coloured sight.
Have a nice day
maltese (22853) 2008-06-16 8:17
Une très belle utilisation des reflets pour construire cette image.
La couleur de la porte accroche bien l'oeil et cet arbre au premier plan créé un bon cadre naturel!!
Très bien vu
leo61 (0) 2008-06-16 9:29
Good shot of this nice chapel,well composed with the trunk at the right side.Nice reflections and good contrast between the green and grey tones.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-06-16 9:58
Nice catch here.
I like how you framed the reflections, nice job,
Gustaw (21670) 2008-06-16 10:13
Hi, my dear friend!
And next very interesting photo about architecture and nature. This time Irland... Very nice reflections in water. Good colours and light. I like your oryginal composition.
jemaflor (88199) 2008-06-16 11:24
Very nice your shot with an interesting chapelle and a so beautiful reflection, well taken, good result.
axiotea (21649) 2008-06-16 12:38
You handled well the light condition and presented well this chapel having lots of charm, with its reflection in the mirrot like water. The colors are nicely saturated ad I like how you've framed the scenery.
skippy007 (12510) 2008-06-17 1:33
Hi Wilson, what a magnificent image, clarity, beautiful natural colours, composition & not to mention those mirror like reflections.
Beautiful scene, very well captured & presented.
TopGeo (38206) 2008-06-17 4:05
Hi Wilson! excellent shot!A enchanting picture and a great reflection that impresses also interest have. Good work
patdeph (35748) 2008-06-17 13:09
what a nice photo!The chapel is really beautiful,and I like its red door contrasting with the green!The quality of the photo is superb,and we can see much details in the vegetation!The reflection is wonderful and I like very much how you have framed with the tree on the foreground!Magnificent!
danyy (0) 2008-06-17 14:01
un endroit très calme, pour lé détente, qui se prete bien à une photo surtout de l'endroit où elle est prise avec ces superbes reflets.
gary91 (15348) 2008-06-17 21:27
I like this cute little chapel and the soft colors all around. Nice reflection and good composition were you perfectly used the tree as a natural frame.
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Christian
Nicou (127866) 2008-06-18 0:26
buccolique cette petit chapelle en bord de l'eau, et quel reflet, c'est tout à fait merveilleux, un très beau rendu des couleurs et un cadrage verdoyant, superbe.
Bravo et amitiés
MLINES (12516) 2008-06-18 0:48
Hi Wilson, A beautiful composition,with the reflection, overhanging trees and stone church all put together very well. Your photos have improved over your postings. TFS. Murray.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-06-18 4:06
A pleasant and peaceful place, a superb photo. Good framing with the tree on the right side. The chapel is very well located in the image. Perfect reflections of trees and of the chapel in the water. A very good work.
macondo (18623) 2008-06-18 4:15
I was just talking about Cork and Kinsale with some friends over in London the other day.
This is a lovely shot, sharp and with beautiful colours on what seemed to have been a greyis day. Well placed chapel in the composition, and the reflection is marvellous. You brought out the colours, especially the range of green tones, really well here, and I like the way the foreground tree is hanging its leafy branch in front of the building. An absolutely delightful scene.
Silvio1953 (128423) 2008-06-18 5:31
Hi Wilson, splendid composition with lovely little chapel, fantastic reflections and great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
claudeD (34827) 2008-06-18 6:12
that's really an amazing picture with very fine colors and a perfect composition.The reflections in the water are beautiful.My congratulations.
With regards from Luxembourg
JPlumb (3159) 2008-06-18 6:38
Hello Wilson, you have positioned yourself very well for this shot. The composition turned out very well, with the tree on the side to provide some natural framing, the reflection from the water of the chapel, and the framing on the top with the tree branches. You even set the camera angle so you didn't chop the reflection of the trees in the water. Colour is good, with great sharp detail. Very excellent work!
albertz (2468) 2008-06-18 6:42
A very quiet atmosphere that even the reflection is flawless. You have successfully convey the 3rd dimension in photography and apart from that your composition is excellent. bravo!
JCG (35129) 2008-06-18 10:29
A good framing on this pretty small vault which gives us best reflection by avoiding us this white sky. I like much your composition which is filled up of serenity. The colors and the light are very appreciable. Beautiful and interesting photograph, thank you Wilson.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
emjleclercq (15780) 2008-06-18 23:04
Good natural framing, and excellent reflection. The only weather here seems to me the sky, but you managed to hide it as much as possible.
All the best,
PS: I prefer this little chapel much better than the huge St Finbarr church in Cork...
Graal (99502) 2008-06-18 23:52
beautiful reflections, nice composition, good POV. An interesting chapel. I like it.
siolaw (38292) 2008-06-19 0:30
Sun was not available, but the compo is well built with sharp details and subdued colors adding to the atmosphere. The reflection is specially nice!
syd1946 (18663) 2008-06-19 0:30
Very beautiful composition with this amazing and so clear reflection on the water.I like the peace in atmosphere and the pleasant colors,especialy to the green ground.Very well seen!
have a nice day,
danos (89627) 2008-06-19 2:58
excellent reflections on the lake Allua of this little chapel of St. Finbarr.I'm impressed from the clear lines and the sharpness of the reflection as the brilliant light and the vivid colors of it.I like the trunk of the tree and its branches that create a natural frame above.Well done.
AROBN54 (11473) 2008-06-19 8:35
Oh, Wilson, what a pretty shot!
Lovely soft spring colors, marvelous reflections, good sharp detail. I like the contrast of the red door to the softer colors all around the chapel. Wonderfully done! Many thanks and warmest wishes,
UnTrained (0) 2008-06-19 11:01
good clarity and a clear and strong reflection by a good view. The framing with the tree is a good addition. You have seen its beauty and captured it.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
jhm (142884) 2008-06-20 3:04
What a nice mirror image with this small chapel as subject.
I like the quiet water and the fantastic colour, it must not always a very great building are for a wonderful image, you gives here a excellent example, that small image can are very fine.
Very well done.
Have a nice weekend,
bakes888 (18499) 2008-06-21 1:42
Hi Wilson. Wonderful scene and beautifully captured. The reflections add a serene mood. Well saturated colours and excellent composition. Thanks for sharing.
COSTANTINO (58761) 2008-06-22 0:44
bravo for your magnificent photo,you are a real artist...What a fantastic reflection,
everybody thinks that it is the same photo
you cannot understand which is the original one
Thanks for sharing your photo
Compliments from GREECE
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-06-22 0:45
The little biulding is lovely but this reflection is wonderful
One extra good shot
Cricri (110295) 2008-06-23 8:44
Joli le cadrage avec l'arbre et les reflets qui copie joliment la petite chapelle, trés belle lumiére et couleurs, compliment
Have a nice evening for you
batalay (36505) 2008-06-27 14:49
What an idyllic setting, and presented with exquisite composition and exposure. The succinct but in informative note helps to put the setting into perspective.
BWJ (3064) 2008-06-30 18:01
The chapel is emphasized and placed perfectly in the picture. Attention is also drawn to the beautiful reflection in the still water. Details are sharp and natural colors are lovely.
NMaverick (0) 2008-06-30 20:12
Hi Wilson, very good details and framing. The reflection is good and the colors sharp.
marrty (235) 2008-07-02 10:29
Wonderful photo, with beautiful reflections in the water. I like how the image somehow has a pale, forlorn, quality to it. Well done.
stego (24030) 2008-07-02 18:41
An wonderful photo of an idyllic bucolic place. You did a really nice framing to the charming little church with the FG tree. The water is a perfect mirror. The image is so attractive that I don't feel that the bad light on the BG makes any damage to it.
berek (42278) 2008-07-03 12:07
beautiful atmosphere and cute architecture. I like one of one reflections. greetings.
Tue (28264) 2008-07-03 15:33
What a wonderful and peaceful atmosphere you captured here, mainly because of the calm water and the soft, pleasant colours. Beautiful reflections in the water, that is like a mirror. The tree is very well included in the foreground. Great photo work!
placombe (7901) 2008-07-04 19:03
Just splendid, wonderful, relaxing shot. Awesome reflection, colors and sharpness +++
Regards from Canada
ocskaymarci (2684) 2008-07-05 3:23
Your photo shows a beautiful atmosphere, the peaceful lake and island, the fresh greenery and the small chapel with the benches. Adding the tree to the foreground makes the photo more mystic. The reflections are also very nice!
robob (3646) 2008-07-05 7:33
C’est un endroit charmant, très verdoyant,
Excellent cadrage sur cette mignonne petite chapelle,
Très bonne composition également,
Bien à toi,
pierrefonds (59382) 2008-07-05 14:59
The reflection of the chapel, of the trees and of the sky in the water are assets to the composition. The trees are framing the subject nicely. The photo is clear and precise. There is a good contrast between the colors. Have a nice day.
jmcl (14535) 2008-07-12 13:05
hope you and yours are well.
tremendous vibrant palette .. it creates a striking effect with the stillness and reflection .. wonderful image. take care, John
amazon (12112) 2008-07-16 4:09
very good capture,
perfect reflections and colours,
regards from Turkey,
nels (2621) 2008-07-19 7:48
hi wilson, Wowwwwwwww!! great reflections the lake is like a mirror. nice pov
pboehringer (770) 2008-08-19 11:31
the tranquility of the place is very well captured. It has an introspective atmosphere. The composition isperfect with the little chapel off center, its calm reflection and the foreground branches embracing the whole scene.
gaby (19819) 2008-08-27 23:26
A little masterpiece
formidable reflections and nice image
I'm too happy to see my old friends in TE
UlfE (14641) 2008-09-28 11:15
Absolutely fantastic shot. The reflections are marvelous. I notice that the reflections actually look almost sharper and better than the chapel itself. It also shows that you take wonderful pictures on a cloudy day. TFS and have a nice evening!
steliosk (4802) 2008-10-02 15:15
nice pov here, the reflection is perfect! why did you choose the magenta colour to describe the mirrored sky? i gotta tell it fits like a glove with the gray chapel.
Great shot my friend
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-10-07 5:28
Ola Wilson ,
Que magnifico reflexo as cores estão soberbas e um belo recanto esta pequena capela rodeada de natureza , gostei muito dos detalhes , belo ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
JorgeCK (2620) 2008-10-10 14:49
I love reflections shots and this is an excellent one. the clarity is amazing and the colors are georgous.
delic (6735) 2008-10-17 14:18
Magical place, beautiful colors and composition. One of your best, no doubt. Regards,
ahmetgedikli (25556) 2008-10-31 16:23
Very good POV, wonderful colors and reflections... Nice job...
Have a good weekend.
Charo (51210) 2009-06-25 13:58
Very nice essay and also a small chapel, a seemingly quiet and silent. Exclente light and reflections.
plimrn (21344) 2010-02-17 7:04
The picturesque chapel is captured with a perfect reflection, the framing is very effective in minimizing the typical flat light of the area. The note is quite educational.
BluSimo (9392) 2010-08-02 12:21
Good evening Wilson
I love as the glare is clear and perfect. excellent the positioning of the chapel in the photogram. the colors are saturate very beautiful and natural. compliments for this optimal shot.
kiasari (62) 2011-01-02 9:21
Very good reflection! You chose a good POV to take this shot. A nice photo with a well managed framing and superb colors. Well done!
Happy new year,
tetixxx (2379) 2011-01-05 1:49
vonderful view..reflection is very good..congratulations
mkamionka (31999) 2011-02-23 5:30
I had the pleasure to visit this place by myself as I have lived in Cork for about two years. Very charming. You did not have the best weather but rather typical Irish one. So cutting away the sky and focusing on the chapel was a good idea. Great almost 100% reflection, it makes the composition double as interesting.
Very well done,
Ricx (13495) 2011-03-05 1:44
Hi Wilson. I trust that you are well on this fine saturday. I was amazed when I saw this wonderful image, a truely unbelievabnle reflection.. - great sharpness and beauty.. a lovely place for sereneness and peace.. Have a good weekend Rich
jafadabret (56501) 2011-03-24 7:12
Quel bel équilibre dans cette composition avec cette chapelle, son reflet et la nature qui l'entoure !
Cette photo est très belle et la contempler est un plaisir.
Kielia (24073) 2011-04-05 1:22
excellently composed impression of this fascinating chapel. You took a great advantage of this gentle light that is so nicely illuminating the place. Very beautiful colors and perfect reflections!
zanskar (280) 2011-05-04 1:22
Bonjour Wilson !
Cette photo pourrait être l'archétype du reflet ! quelle netteté et quelles couleurs ! le cadrage est parfait, il n'y a pas la moindre ride sur la surface de l'eau. Bravo !
Have a nice day
kennyblack (4207) 2011-12-04 11:00
Hello Wilson, this picture seems straight out of a fairy tale from what is beautiful. Cool reflection on 'water as well as the' framing, management of light and shadow. Congratulations, great job
Greetings, have a nice Sunday ... Marino
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2012-06-21 5:39
Beautiful little chapel, captured perfectly with a lovely reflection and I really like the deep lush greens.
Aruns (145) 2012-07-22 23:06
Hi Wilson, what a fantastic shot. How did you get the water so still! I like the way you have framed with the greenery in front as well.
Have a wonderful day
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16101)
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- Date Taken: 2008-05-19
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- Exposure: f/3.3, 1/250 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2008-06-15 10:06
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