this is torr head, on the county antrim coast, where the atlantic ocean meets with the irish sea. it is a rocky outcrop made of the same system of sedimentary rock that stretches across ireland and scotland.
on the horizon is the mull of kintyre in scotland with a few white clouds hanging overhead, resembling smoke signals from our scottish cousins. the distance between scotland and northern ireland is about 13 miles at this point.
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SnapRJW (31435) 2012-05-13 2:15
Good Morning Brian - Gorgeous greens and blues and a wonderful coastline. I can almost feel the brisk, fresh breeze on my face as I look down upon the farm nestled in the valley. A beautiful shot full of fine detail. Warm regards Rosemary
delpeoples (53167) 2012-05-13 2:17
Wow is it really that close? I remember catching the boat from Larne to Stranraer but it seemed endless. The rocks certainly look similar, I remember seeing the formations on the Isle of Skye and how similar they looked to those in Antrim. And again you've brought us that strange Irish combination of green fields, blue sea and azure sky. Razor sharp definition, good natural saturation and a fascinating view of this marvellous landscape. Thanks for sharing, have a good Sunday.
ashres (1075) 2012-05-13 2:29
such an ambient place. the endless sea is amazing. the green land is wonderful.
Royaldevon (30225) 2012-05-13 2:33
Good Morning Brian,
The strains of the music dance in my head as I look at your beautiful capture. The verdance of the f/g is immediately apparent. The rocky headland dips it toes in the azure Atlantic, leading the way across to the island horizon. A postcard for Antrim most certainly.
Have a lovely Sunday,
dta (67246) 2012-05-13 3:11
Hello Brian ,
What a lovely irish landscape ! I love tes green fields and this beautiful coastline . Ireland is so beautiful when the sun is shining .
Thanks for the share .
korbee (6617) 2012-05-13 6:18
Love the blue far backgroundit all looks so pure an fresh,I can almost hear the famous Paul Mccartney song,
Mulls of Kintyre in my head ,seeing this green lands..
Cheers and a nice sunny weekend
chawax (19476) 2012-05-13 6:54
I remember very well when I drove on Torr Head Scenic Route. It is an absolutely fantatstic place, one of the most beautiful I've seen in Ireland ! You had very good conditions, the horizon is so clear you can see Scotland over the sea ! I had sunny weather when I've been there, but not such good conditions.
Have a nice day,
chrislo (4155) 2012-05-13 7:02
The lovely point of view you took this image from lets us enjoy all the beauty of Ireland's green pastures and countryside. This is really Ireland at its best. The rocky headland reminds me of the Rock of Gibraltar with the Scottish [Moroccan] coast on the other side.
Sergiom (61132) 2012-05-13 7:30
Un très beau paysage écossais. La mer est belle sous cette belle lumière et les beaux terrains vallonnés et d'un très beau vert sont superbes et bien nets.
GREGG (7888) 2012-05-13 8:35
beautiful summer view
colorful meadows, isolated cottage blue sea and in the distance can be seen Scotland
yquem46 (38746) 2012-05-13 9:46
Not a sophisticated scenery indeed but a very good one quite clear and luminous, colors blending well together and nicely accentuated without any excess
Have a nice Sunday
rbassin (18485) 2012-05-13 10:56
Une très belle photo, la vue est magnifique avec un bon contraste des couleurs.
La lumière donne tout son éclat au pré vert.
williewhistler (14611) 2012-05-13 11:57
Hello Brian ,
the luminescent layers give a really nice depth to the shot,with the sheep grazing peacefully it has a very pleasant tranquility.
Gigidusud (16299) 2012-05-13 13:09
Beautiful landscape with nice colors and great perspective.I like it.
dkmurphys (50022) 2012-05-13 13:36
Simple and very picturesque capture. A classic capture from those picturesque lands.
Have a nice week.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-15 13:22
Superb landscape.Very nice amount of saturation on these great colors.Wonderful atmosphere and POV.Well done
Have a good night
tyro (20696) 2012-05-15 14:40
I knew that Scotland was quite close to you but I didn't realise that only 13 miles separated us from you!
This picture (as well as many others in your gallery) has convinced me that I really must visit Northern Ireland sometime very soon.
This is a perfectly composed shot with the most incredible detail throughout. The colours are beautiful and the lighting and exposure perfect. I think that the two parts which I love the most are firstly the lighting on that lovely outcrop of rock in the mid-ground and secondly the fabulous light on the clouds in the distance above the Mull of Galloway.
abmdsudi (43718) 2012-05-16 10:03
The gorgeous gentle rolling hills and the feel of this pastoral scene caught my eye, quite a simple shot but shows the natural beauty of this area. Really wonderful rural scene in great depth nicely composed with lovely natural diagonal lines and so much of glowing green. Sharpness is fine and bags of details in rich deep colors and stunning contrast to blue water and sky, the distant clouds further add the beauty. Feast for the eyes even if only for one quick look. Well done and great presentation. TFS
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-05-16 10:59
what a great viewpoint. good bright colours, well balanced composition and lighting. great sharpness. a very appealing scene.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-05-16 13:34
eccellente la profondità e la definizione dell'immagine che rende benissimo la bellezza del luogo.
Saturazione perfetta con colori vivi e naturali,
npecanhuk (66324) 2012-05-16 18:31
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking view!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, dof, horizontal format, contrasts and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
I love the see the silhouettes of those mountains in the background!
TFS - congrats,
siudzi (33973) 2012-05-20 1:04
I've missed that one. This is an impressive landscape post taken from a perfect point of view. The fresh tones make your work so attractive. Truly nice work. TFS.
Have a lovely day!
macjake (57074) 2012-05-20 1:08
now this is my kind of landscape!
what a view!
I be the winds are just a howling up here arent they.
love the color contrasts in the blue and green.
Pure Ireland in all its Glory
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2012-05-21 8:54
amazing colors and details, great visibility.
i like this rural landscape.
marcan44 (6259) 2012-05-21 14:15
fantastica costa verde, dove il blu del mare si sposa cosi bene con la verde campagna.
ALl'orizzonte le coste della Scozia.
ourania (32083) 2012-05-24 10:43
wonderful landscape and view to the calm luminous sea. The point of view is great and makes the most of the lovely natural diagonals, the beautiful inlet, the delightful light of this hour of the day. Clarity is exquisite, colours and contrasts very well defined and attractive. I love the shadows on the rocks, the two main kinds of greens and blues, the distant mountains and the discreet but brilliant and so effective clouds. Well done and thank you!
All the best,
ines8 (6098) 2012-05-24 11:54
Marvelous landscape,a really fascinating place and a perfect photo with splendid details.
bema (26341) 2012-05-24 11:58
a real splendid landscape capture here, and the outlook towards this wellknown "Mull of Kintyre" is a cherry on the cake!
thanks for sharing, and the sound of goold old Paul McC. is in my ears !
have a nice evening, see you soon, Bernd
fds (8390) 2012-09-04 5:39
dear frien very beautiful picture from the ireland
you a tacke this great landscape from the very beautiful point of view with very great scharpnees
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2012-12-28 12:41
Hello Brian, what a view over the Atlantic with this so very beautiful dark blue color!Gorgeous sunny day, endless prairies of all shades of green, a clear inviting to the eye horizon and the photographer´s award: the clouds!!!!
I am daydreaming of visiting Ireland!!!
Have a great evening,
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-04-20 6:35
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