Another view of Mussenden Temple in close up to show the scale of the building. Built in 1785 by Frederick Agustus Hervey 4th Earl of Bristol, Bishop of Derry. The frieze around the top just below the domed roof has an inscription that reads:
Tis pleasant,safely to behold from shore
The rolling ship,and hear the tempest roar.
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Noel_Byrne (30528) 2013-05-04 3:25
Really cool close up of the temple, and thanks for the note on the inscription, never noticed that when I was here. This truly is a classical beautiful place, and a fine presentation of it. The sky was kind to you too!
All the best
siudzi (34141) 2013-05-04 13:50
Wow! What a superb architecture with great unique design! Its location must be fantastic and makes the scene so charming. Very well seen and composed with a perfect symmetry. Like it! Thanks for sharing.
mjw364 (842) 2013-05-04 15:50
Nice image of another fascinating building in Ireland! Nice sky and good note too. I learn something every day on TE!
pajaran (59581) 2013-05-04 21:24
Lep pogled na stari Hram ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana stara arhitektura.
Lep Hram i trenutak sa oblacima.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
A nice view of the old Temple ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful old architecture shown.
Nice Temple, and a moment with clouds.
Have a great rest day, all the best.
ikeharel (69925) 2013-05-05 2:35
Good morning Arthur,
From the note I reckon the inscription is some kind of blessing sailors out on sea. That's added to the picture enlight much more about the built temple over the cliff.
Fine clear details, inspite of mild light conditions.
Enjoy your Sunady,
Sonata11 (33763) 2013-05-05 19:51
very beautiful composition of impressive architecture. Wonderfully executed image. Perfectly well done like it. Tfs. Thank you so much.
adramad (44906) 2013-05-10 9:10
A curious and unusual contruction with this temple in a circle, sensational POV with seaside view and a nice cloudy sky, with perfect symmetry image.
I love these beautiful colors.
Very good management of brightness and sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
tyro (24408) 2013-06-28 9:14
A fascinating note and a fine picture to accompany it.
I've just been looking at your gallery as well as reading your introductory note - isn't it wonderful that we retired folk can now spend some time wandering aimlessly around the countryside taking photographs? I love it! Come to think of it, I really must get around to writing an introductory note myself sometime.
I like this picture. A lot. But what immediately struck me was that it was just a bit lacking in sharpness and also lacking in "punch" if you know what I mean. I am sure that when you took this one, that building looked more impressive than it does here. There just appears to be a little lack of sharpness, I think, and I know that your wonderful Nikon DSLR must certainly be able to produce a sharper image than this.
One fact of life is that all digital images require sharpening. That is not a failure of the cameras or the photographer but is a feature of light physics and the way that digital sensors are made and function - I don't really understand it all, but there's plenty of stuff out there all about it!
I hope you won't be offended, but I've done a quick workshop for you, using Photoshop Elements 11 which I use almost exclusively. I'm not sure which editing programme you use, but I find Elements 11 does pretty much all I need and, at around £50 from Amazon, it's amazingly good value.
As I say, this is a delightful picture with lovely symmetrical composition and well taken against a lovely blue sky. But I also think it has lots of hidden potential. I do hope you won't be offended by my remarks or the fact that I've been "playing around" with your picture, Arthur. But, please, let me know what you think - I'll be most interested!
ourania (44368) 2013-07-08 14:14
I like this symmetrical composition which is so effective as far as the shape and style of the building are concerned and that makes the most of the vast backdrop. The building looks mysterious and fascinating due to its romantic style, closed door, lack of windows and moody colours. It's textures also give it a special allure. You've illuminated the picture effectively, showing great detail in the foreground and preserving the character of the sea and skyscapes too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
mcmtanyel (21810) 2013-07-09 20:16
Very nice symmetry, broken by one wayward bird (evidence of excellent DOF). Beautiful structure, rendered elegantly.
Miguel82 (27674) 2013-08-20 4:31
This is a nice view of that temple close to the seashore Arthur
Excellent framing and colors despite of a cloudy sky