this is the summit tor on hen mountain, one of the mourne mountains. the granite rocks on the summit have
been weathered over many years to create some fantastic shapes. hen mountain provides a great place for rock climbing and abseiling. stretched out below are the fields and farms of county down.
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dta (76519) 2012-08-23 8:20
Hello Brian ,
What a good picture ! A perfect balance between the three beautiful parts : the crisp sharp rocks in the FG , the green countryside , and the superb cloudy sky .
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-08-23 8:58
Hi Brian - I am struck by the immediacy of this shot, your POV is so good, it was a master-stroke to include the rocks and grasses in the FG; they pull me right into the frame and I feel as if I am standing there in person enjoying the view. Brilliant detail in those rocks (I love the small pink flowers) and the wider view is very clear with the landscape and clouds going on for miles. Reminds me of that song, 'On a clear day, I can see forever'. Super. Warm regards rosemary
macjake (66546) 2012-08-23 9:59
I kind of get the feeling that if I ever want to do any hiking in the UK or in Ireland, you're the man to contact :)
This is a wicked view, breath taking really. loving the cloud coverage ahead as it seems to be pushing down on the land below.
the rocks contrast the smooth looking flat plains and the overall feel is excellent, really nice shot.
Royaldevon (37563) 2012-08-23 10:49
Your viewpoint fills the f/g with the sharp details of rocks, wiry grasses and tiny alpine flowers. It gives a great sense of depth, as we look beyond the precipice to the low ground. Not a shot for someone who has vertigo, but certainly one which conjures up the impression of the mountain top.
My warm regards,
mjw364 (838) 2012-08-23 11:51
A great panorama to look down upon... over and down in the title almost antagonistic words whose contrast is matched by the solidity and closeness of the foreground as compared to the distance and almost ephemeral nature of the view over Down. The clouds are a little on the dark side to me but hey we all have different tastes.
Cracking shot - well composed.
PaulVDV (27816) 2012-08-23 12:52
Wow, a great view of the patchwork of fields in splendid green tones while the extra sharp foreground is clearly much more than simply a magnificent view point.
Best regards, Paul
korbee (6617) 2012-08-23 13:27
Wonderful spot Brian,I bet you can sit there for ages ,you took the right amount of rocks into the photo,good balnce and lay out.
i reallly like the greenn country side.
chawax (20598) 2012-08-24 3:44
Nice POV from the Mournes ! I love the shapes of fields in the lowland. Very good sharpness and colours.
Have a nice day,
dkmurphys (57033) 2012-08-25 4:43
What a splendid POV. I love the way you've composed the image, very artistic.
Enjoy the weekend.
ktanska (27232) 2012-08-26 3:41
You have divided the frame well between rough foreground and orderly fields in the back. Excellent light with half cloudy sky.
lgir (7293) 2012-08-30 0:59
I love the atmosphere and colors your compositions emerge on your landscape. The alchemy between the earth and the sky are remarkably transposed on your compositions.
Very good work
delpeoples (57264) 2012-09-07 23:40
What beautiful scenery, and a well-deserved photo after all that climbing. The colours are eye-popping and the pinsharp depth of field at f/16 has made the landscape look like it goes on forever. Top shot, congrats.
Cheers and have a good weekend
mkamionka (35568) 2012-09-08 11:14
very impressive composition with well thought through foreground beautiful landscape opening behind and a wonderful sky above. Great use of the filter which enhanced the clouds and brighten up the foreground. I like the vivid yet natural colors. Great depth of the field, we can even admire some little purple flowers in the foreground.
- Copyright: brian mccready (brianmcc) (6219)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-21
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-23 8:11
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