this is the summit of pigeon rock mountain in the mourne mountains of county down.
i'm not a big fan of the lens flare visible on the right of the picture. however, all the pictures i took of this scene suffered from it, so rather than discard them i've posted this one anyway. the light that evening on the top of pigeon rock was fantastic and too good not to keep.
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lousat (72437) 2014-06-09 15:11
Hi Brian,a bit small talking about the pic size,but truly beautiful! What a moment and what a magic atmosphere,warm lights,magnificent colors and great exposure,i like it!! Have a good night and thanks,Luciano
PiotrF (4528) 2014-06-09 15:32
Nice view of pigeon rock mountain , the lens flare creates a unique atmosphere.
Warm golden glow from the sunset is a wonderful.
Well managed shot. Congratulations.
tyro (18628) 2014-06-09 16:50
Yes, I agree. I'm not a great fan of lens flare in a picture either but this photograph is far, far too good to discard. In fact, I think it's stunning, largely on account of the beautiful light and its effect on the foreground grassland and the distant hills. And all topped off beautifully by a magnificent sky.
I'm not sure about you, but I find that these square filters (like ND graduated ones) which sit in a frame in front of the lens are very prone to lens flare as well as showing up the tiniest dust spot or microscopic droplet of mist - I find them a real pain to use. Perhaps if they could be fitted with some sort of decent lens hood in front of them they might be better but any lens hood like that is either prohibitively expensive (I'm thinking of Lee ones) or next to useless (like Cokin ones) as well as being an absolute faff to use.
But, after all that rambling, this is a beautiful photograph, Brian, with fabulous light, excellent composition, lovely colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
kabel (1579) 2014-06-09 20:17
Hello, a very peaceful scene. Great light and I understand your wanting to keep this scene. It is a special moment in nature to be cherished. Perhaps tilting your pov to the left a bit might have eliminated some of the glare as the sun I so hot in the right corner.
emka (73391) 2014-06-09 23:23
Hello Brian, with this marvelous evening light I do not care about the flares. Sometimes it is impossible to avoid them. marvelous view. Funny, it seems that there is a frost on the grass, but surely it is only the impression. Magic place.
WArm regrads MAlgo
SnapRJW (29302) 2014-06-10 0:13
Hello Brian - It's the light and romantic look that makes this shot a winner for me, even the lens flare adds to the mood. A simple and beautifully captured natural scene.
Hope all is well
shreya2000 (829) 2014-06-10 1:41
The colours are very different and natural. I like the whole atmosphere. Good picture.
kasianowak (4962) 2014-06-10 2:27
Outstanding light and colours and lines leading the viewer's eye to the mountain range on the horizon.
Lens flare is a photographer's curse, especially when using filter, but you managed to keep it to minimum.
Hanssie (10325) 2014-06-10 3:58
Wonderful light and peaceful atmosphere.....
mjw364 (7004) 2014-06-10 4:34
The quality of the light in your landscapes never ceases to amaze me - I think you capture it better than anyone on here. Yes there is some lens falre but I actually think it adds to the atmosphere and feeling of the shot here.
Noel_Byrne (20902) 2014-06-10 11:48
I think a touch of lens flare can add magic to a scene, and it sure adds here to the magical feeling of the astounding colors of this sky. To be honest, I would not have noticed it if you hadn't mentored it in your note. Tis is such a beautiful view, and the colors and tones are very special. To get those soft purples in the same rays as the warm gold is a wondful moment to capture, and of course even more so when caught with this expansive natural vista spread before it. Very nicely done, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Royaldevon (26629) 2014-06-10 13:37
You are right, the light and the colours verge on the fantastic! I just love how the sharpness and greens of the f/g blur and melt into faded, red topped hills, in the distance. It has all the qualities of a very well conceived and well executed watercolour landscape.
My warm regards,
chawax (18475) 2014-06-12 11:34
I am not a fan of lens flares neither, but sometimes it adds something to the composition and this is the case for this one, makings us understand how beautiful the weather was that evening ! The light makes the colours of the grass and of the mountains fantastic. The atmosphere of this picture is very pleasant indeed !