last week i was on annual leave and was fortunate to be able to go camping in the mourne mountains for a few days. the weather was superb and i was able to take advantage of this to be at the summit of some of the mountains in the evenings to capture the sunsets. it did mean having to go back down to my tent in the dark, but it was worth it to see such dramatic light, even if it only lasted for a few minutes.
this was taken on the summit of slieve bearnagh just before sunset. the body of water to the left is the silent valley reservoir, while lough shannagh is to the right. the irish sea is just about visible on the horizon.
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EstudioChispa (2076) 2013-10-21 15:01
Completely stunning light, Brian. Words fail me. Stopped down for great depth of field, very sharp despite the long exposure... perfect!
daddo (25429) 2013-10-21 15:37
Hi Brian. What a glorious sight and so well captured.The subtle shadings mix with the dramatic to create an uplifting image. Superb palette. You do the land of the Celts credit. Regards. Klaudio.
elysan (902) 2013-10-21 16:04
Fantastica luce...fantastica atmosfera...splendido scatto!
macjake (59902) 2013-10-21 16:58
another wonderful landscape scene from you.
its certainly worth it to go up here, and especially when you bring your camera with you.
such tremendous natural lighting, i'm almost speechless.
well done all around
tyro (21558) 2013-10-21 17:14
Good to see you back again. Obviously your work keeps you away from TE and probably also from photography in general but I'm pleased that you had a week off work and also some good weather in which to enjoy the outdoors. You have obviously made the most of your free time and, although this must have been very hard work climbing to this height (and back down in darkness!) your efforts have certainly paid off handsomely.
As with all great photographs (in my opinion at least) it is the superb light which makes this one so very special. The warm late evening sunlight coming in at low angle has illuminated the scene wonderfully, lighting the slight mist below and also bringing out all the details and textures in the foreground grass and rocks. And, of course, at this late hour it is also lighting up the undersides of those lovely clouds and instilling them with a wonderful warm glow.
Lovely composition, gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. This one just has to go into my favourites.
kabel (1893) 2013-10-21 18:16
Hello, you have presented a gorgeous mountainous view for us all. I can only imagine what it looked like in the moment with those pretty pink clouds. Great com-position and wonderful side light illuminating those rocks from the side.
annjackman (20533) 2013-10-21 22:54
Congratulations on your efforts to take this at such a spectacular time of day. The colours are very beautiful and I like the way that you have composed this with interest throughout. The very well balanced composition is helped by the clouds in the sky.
jadesgran (5369) 2013-10-21 23:06
What a fantastic picture.The light is amazing.Well composed with great recession.
siudzi (34131) 2013-10-21 23:19
Wow! What a superb image! Love it! You were in the right time and at the right place for taking this picture. The light created incredibly beautiful scene. Inspiring work! Many thanks for sharing!
HimalAnda (10133) 2013-10-21 23:29
Congratulations for this wonderful picture!
The golden light is just beautiful.
A great photography, for sure!
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-10-21 23:33
what a fantastic snap.wooooow! great great shot.amazing lighting.love the clods.
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-10-21 23:36
This is just beautiful Brian, to drink in this natural wonder as seen through your eyes is a real delight. Perfection! Warm regards and lovely to see you here again. Rosemary
CLODO (31606) 2013-10-21 23:51
You were rewarded, you got a splendid orange light on top of the mountain with a particular view on the lakes.
Hanssie (10441) 2013-10-22 0:20
Nature and it's light gives us the most beautiful examples for a photo and you used this very well.
Love the DOF, supersharp in the front, love it Q
lousat (80995) 2013-10-22 1:05
Hi Brian,simply fantastic! What a moment,what a view,what a light,what a colors....no needs other words but only a big and long standing ovation! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Kamilutka (8103) 2013-10-22 1:21
congratulations on this fantastic picture. What an amazing light you had! The whole scenery is really beautiful and the way you decided to shoot is highly impressive. Great colors!
Thanks for sharing
dkmurphys (51356) 2013-10-22 6:19
This is a true splendid moment. You've captured a wonderful scene in warm soft sunlight.
Have a nice evening.
rychem (26722) 2013-10-22 8:54
Fantastic light, fantastic shadows, fantastic landscape, fantastic photo
dta (70313) 2013-10-22 9:24
Hello Brian ,
You were there late in the evening to get the best light . But you've the chance to get this amazing sky , too . The effect is wonderful . And the landscape superb , too .
romanaa (7966) 2013-10-22 10:42
seeing this I am just able to say ooooh aaaah, I want to be there. Absolutely magic light diffused in the haze, stunning landscape, fairies to come in a minute.
Zuzana_Stefkova (997) 2013-10-22 10:54
woooow, this photo is stunning in all aspects. Great light and place to be.
Thanks for sharing,
marina7 (8055) 2013-10-22 11:20
stunning light, the warmest ever. The scenery is breath-taking. Great quality photo work.
Thanks and all the best
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-22 11:30
le tue apparizioni sono rade, ma ogni volta che ritorni in TE proponi sempre delle foto straordinarie.
Le tue fotografie sono delle vere opere d'arte, perfette in ogni dettaglio che fanno rilasciare esclamazioni di meraviglia.
Tutto è perfetto ion esse a cominciare dalla composizione e dallo studio delle luci.
Mi inchino davanti ad un simile risultato, che, ovviamente aggiungo alla mis serie di preferiti.
Complimenti. Sei straordinariamente bravo.
Ciao e buona serata
yquem46 (38750) 2013-10-22 11:44
you did not post very often these recent days but when you do this is for a real good one !
Super colors and light in this well composed scenery
bravo, have a nice day
PaulVDV (23949) 2013-10-22 15:18
My first idea was that this was some kind of desert land and not the green Ireland.
What a wonderful light and colours, as well on land as in the sky!
An excellently composed landscape picture.
Best regards, Paul
Didi (58402) 2013-10-22 15:36
Great landscape, wonderful lights peaceful ambiance
The early morning was a very good moment to show us this view
sevy (15367) 2013-10-23 2:12
Very nice mood and lightning captured on this view.
Nice composition with the sharp and contrasted foreground then opening on a wider view with mist and clouds.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-23 5:42
can see why this one is popular - it is stunning! The light and atmosphere are just beautiful at bringing this amazing view to life. Execution and presentation flawless. Awesome!
williewhistler (15229) 2013-10-25 13:35
your efforts were well rewarded,the late evening light is just exquisite ,it`s one thing to be in the right place at the right time but quite another to take be able to take advantage of it to produce a simply stunning shot.
Exquisite detail in a thoughtful composition.
Kind regards Les.
npecanhuk (69108) 2013-10-26 13:14
Management of light, beautiful warm colors, horizontal format, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
abmdsudi (45592) 2013-10-26 19:54
The exposure is so sublime no spot is untouched even the shadowed area is detailed to perfection ....
Love that amazing light & colours, a good combination with the amazing clouds, mist and the distant receding hills. 1st class, a really pleasant panorama and composition. Such a spectacular jaw dropping nature beauty presented before your eyes and thanks for sharing with us. My comlipments :))
Noel_Byrne (26543) 2013-10-27 4:40
I missed this post when you uploaded originally, and at my loss. What an incredible scene you have captured here. Truly this is a magnificent, nay, epic sight to behold and I can only imagine the sense of wonder to stand here in person and witness this. The golden tones, the Lord of the Rings style mountains, and the tendrils of cloud reaching across the scene all combine into a truly superb image. Wonderful, thanks for sharing.
All the best
adores (39808) 2013-10-31 8:07
Just perfect, the view and the light! It was surely worth the effort of climbing it. The photo is great, with fantastic colours and a very good quality!
rigoletto (34269) 2013-10-31 12:59
some photos make you feel like you can touch the light. here it is, a silky haze of photons. magical.
phildar77360 (328) 2013-11-01 5:18
wonderful sunset with great colors...
chawax (19698) 2013-11-02 2:28
Wow, what a light ! The golden colours make a fantastic atmosphere. The clouds in the sky have incredible colours too. No doubt you caught a great moment there !
Have a nice week end,
jemaflor (88059) 2013-11-03 9:22
So lovely landscape and golden light, very well captured, the composition is well balanced between FG and BG, tfs.
korbee (6617) 2013-11-04 13:08
Pfff,am I glad to see you Brian,havent seen you for a while,well my self also Ive been extremely busy with everything exept TE ;=].
With you were always sure of good quality photos,something I miss a little bit the last few months on this webside..
What a place here to go camping and relaxing,and here it proves how vital good sunlight is for a phoho!
This is class!
Good night from jan.
mkamionka (31937) 2013-11-06 5:18
now I know your secret, to take a photo like this you probably have to be camping up there so that you can quickly react if a great light suddenly appears.
This is a spectacular work. The light is extraordinary and the effect of the setting sun and some fog and clouds playing together is so beautiful. The composition is amazing with the unique shape of the Mourne Mountains well captured.
I did visit the Silent Valley Reservoir as it was a great place for an easy walk. I so regret that I never went up the hills.
claudeD (34757) 2013-11-11 9:01
wonderful panoramic view from Nothern Ireland showing this very well composed countryside view. I like the colors and wonderful atmosphere very much. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxcembourg
Silvio1953 (128231) 2013-11-12 11:10
Ciao Brian, great view of fantastic place, fascinating landscape, splendid light, wonderful Golden colors, magic atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pauloog (11747) 2013-11-16 8:30
A lovely landscape i nthe golden sunlight with wonderful play of light.
kiks (11781) 2013-11-30 14:31
Magnificent composition of this landschape with such beautiful and difficult light. I admire your skills,
Fis2 (88735) 2013-12-10 11:59
Excellent POV and composition.
Fog add savor of photo.
Greetings from Poland
LAPIAZ (3136) 2013-12-13 23:57
Hi Brian !
A fantastic point of view and a lovely warm light ! That's really a perfect moment captured :-) (sorry for my poor english ^^)
Best regards from France ;-)
Angshu (56436) 2013-12-22 21:30
After quite a while!
Stunning shot with the last light of the day creating a superb effect on the landscape. Superb depth in the shot, but the best part is how the late light kisses the stones in the FG.
PS : In case if we do not interact within this week, I wish you and all your loved ones a very merry Christmas
zanzi (13670) 2013-12-29 10:16
Awesome light and great landscape.
Seems to be a perfect spot for hiking.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2014-01-16 22:22
It's been awhile since I've seen any postings from you. It's great seeing your photographs again. Lovely warm colors, nice haze and excellent soft touch throughout the image. I just love the vibrant feel in here. Splendid view. Definitely one of the rewards for waking up early.
Happy new year! All the best this 2014!
What camera system do you use?
COSTANTINO (58665) 2014-01-16 22:30
I love the use of lights in this scenery
and the clouds dominating the biggest
part shadows and lights play together
in an artistic way
your phrase is very impressive
but it was worth it to see such
dramatic light even if it only
lasted for a few minutes
have a nice weekend
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-03-11 11:29
The light in this photo is magical, the Dof, fantastic, the mood splendid.
A great capture worth the walk in the dark this one, Tfs,
tatadalou (6749) 2014-06-02 10:55
What a wonderful sunset light ! It is combined with an amazing view, the high POV shows a large panorama, with a nice DOF. Good job !
- Copyright: brian mccready (brianmcc) (6189)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-12
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-21 14:57
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