Recently I have mentioned that I have only one out of 32 Irish counties left to present on TE: County Tyrone in the Northern Ireland. I like postcards so my primary choice was the largest town in this county: Omagh. Before going there I have searched online for interesting views in this town. There are only 3 photos from Omagh on TE and 16 from the whole County Tyrone. I have tried my luck with Google Images. It is very unfortunate that when you type Omagh in the Google Images, the most responses which you will get refer to Omagh Bombing (1998). Finally I have found probably the most picturesque and postcard-like view. The church in the centre with two unequal towers is the Sacred Heart Church. Google Maps has wrongly put the location of this church which was confusing. Fragment of the bridge hiding behind the trees is part of the Bells Bridge. I considered another POV with more of the bridge visible but only this POV allowed to show this much of the reflection. I would love to see this place at the blue hour. With this upload I have managed to present at least one photo from each Irish county (Republic of Ireland: 26 counties; Northern Ireland: 6 counties).
Omagh (from Irish: an Ómaigh, meaning "the virgin plain") is the county town of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, situated where the rivers Drumragh and Camowen meet to form the Strule. The town, which is the largest in the county, had a population of 19,910 at the 2001 Census.
Omagh came into the international focus of the media on 15 August 1998, when the Real Irish Republican Army exploded a car bomb in the town centre. 29 people were killed in the blast 14 women (including one pregnant with twins), 9 children and 6 men. 220 more were injured as a result of the blast.
In April 2011, a car bomb killed police constable Ronan Kerr. A group of former Provisional IRA members calling itself the Irish Republican Army made its first public statement later that month claiming responsibility for the killing.
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npecanhuk (56360) 2011-07-25 5:22
Very beautiful postcard!
Colors, exposure, sharpness, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition with those reflections are all oustanding features here!
I love it!
TFS - congrats,
dta (56628) 2011-07-25 5:22
Hello Mariusz ,
Yes , the perfect postcard from Omagh , with the most perfect mirror for great reflections . Like the fine little clouds , too .
fds (6317) 2011-07-25 5:46
very beautiful postcard from the north ireland
very nice river and light and colors great
Sergiom (45398) 2011-07-25 5:46
Le regard suit naturellement le cours d'eau dans l'image, ce qui lui donne une belle profondeur.La cathédrale comme point central est bien choisi et les détails sont trčs nets.
sabermonajati (8303) 2011-07-25 6:02
you shot post card.
reflect,colore and composition are amazing.
GREGG (7804) 2011-07-25 6:10
Witaj, dobra robota.
Ładne kadrowanie, ostrość i nasycenie barw.
Kupuję taką widokóweczkę :)
Pozdrawiam, miłego dnia,
nszeretlek (1199) 2011-07-25 7:06
That village became very tragically famous in Spain because of a massacre caused by the IRA (i think more than 12-13 years ago) with some Spanish victims (students that spent some months there learning English during the summertime )...Anyway the picture shows that the city is really pleasant and beautiful and seems to have recovered its peace and quietness
The composition is very harmonic and nice .
Thanks for sharing
SNOOP_Chan (3662) 2011-07-25 7:46
Hello Mariusz, lovely image here, a real postcard indeed, amazing green and lovely blue sky, great reflections and a sensational POV with a good DOF, just great!
Sonata11 (31229) 2011-07-25 8:23
Rzeczywiscie ta pocztowka jest bardzo ladna. Dokonale odbicie w wodzie. Kolory,ostrosc super. Podoba mi sie POV. Interesujaca architektura. Swietna kompozycja. Podoba mi sie. Wspaniala praca.
SnapRJW (23602) 2011-07-25 8:25
Hello Mariusz - Omagh, a name which immediately makes me think of the terrible bombing that took place several years ago. Your peaceful and very attractively composed shot is a better image to remember. Top class quality, warm regards Rosemary
mauro61 (52545) 2011-07-25 8:27
davvero una splendida cartolina da cui si vede la tranquilla bellezza di questo angolo di cittŕ nei pressi del fiume.
Tanto verde e l'imponente Cattedrale che si staglia sullo sfondo dell'immagine e si riflette con il cielo sull'acqua, complimenti
JFS (32453) 2011-07-25 9:14
A beautiful postcard of a lovely scenery very well captured. the reflections are sensational.
thanks and best regards,
jugnutoor (947) 2011-07-25 11:48
Hi Mariusz, Nice effort to present all the counties. good shot with beautiful natural colors and contrast, just feel would have been if you were closer or had zoomed to the church.
Charo (51208) 2011-07-25 12:53
Widok jest piękny z miasta odzwierciedlenie w pięknej rzeki.
Bardzo dobry skład z pięknym światła i kolorów.
bukitgolfb301 (32622) 2011-07-25 12:59
Hi my dear Mariuszu, how are you?
I just newly get more infromation about Ireland via your interesting note, wgich is quite useful and full of new information.
A calm and wonderful landsace with architecture shot!
The historical twin tower is attractive from far position, well melt with the surrounding green background.
Very clear and sharp presentation by your magnificient high skills.
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good start of new week!
Takero from very hot Tokyo
emka (64142) 2011-07-25 14:52
cześć, to wykonałeś swoje zadanie. Gratulacje!! Miasto nie wydaje sie specjalnie interestujące, ale kościół nieźle się prezentuje. ładne zdjęcie - ekstra kolory, ładne odbicia w rzece, ostrość jak brzytwa.. i nawet pogoda dopisała.
Ja byłam we wszystkich polskich województwach, ale w niektórych byłam dawniej i nie mam dobrych zdjęć.
Vasa (16612) 2011-07-25 17:20
Like all your gallery, dear Mariusz: it is clear with precise subject and elaborated composition. Omagh could be proud of such postcard. All compliments friend, and I stress the quality of your shots made in Portugal. Warm regards,
cargus (7556) 2011-07-25 22:23
Well rendered scene, a good balance between light and color, image sharpness highlight the picture well done..!!
Graal (92158) 2011-07-26 0:25
piekny widok, dobry strzal z fajnego POV. Przyjemne barwy i odbicia w wodzie. Notka jak zwykle interesujaca.
josepmarin (56479) 2011-07-26 3:04
It's a beautiful postcard, of course.
I like the structure of the framing, because it give a high importance to the river and to the magnificent reflections of the church and of the bridge on the water.
The landscape is very beautiful, and we can enjoy it thanks to a great light and a few very natural colors, which make a very attractive composition.
An excellent work.
danos (78112) 2011-07-26 3:05
lovely the view of the place with the river to creates depth and the lead-in the eye to the arch bridge and after that to cross the city.I like the reflections as the picturesque view that really looks as a postcard from Omagh.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
siolaw (37642) 2011-07-26 3:22
Well built compo with reflections of the church taking center stage! Good weather gave nicely saturated colours. Place looks nice too!
delpeoples (48592) 2011-07-26 3:22
Congratulations on this shot firstly because of its superior quality but secondly because Omagh is under-represented here. Strange you know, I was just on the phone to my niece who went to school in Omagh (they come from a town nearby in County Tyrone. Omagh never looked so good as in your photo. Amazing blue skies and a wonderful perspective. The reflections are glassy and beautifully rendered. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great day.
jurek1951 (37040) 2011-07-26 4:49
a ja dla odmiany na wyspe,ladna perspektywa,super odbicie,ladny ten kosciol w glebi obrazu,pozdrawiam
timecapturer (37064) 2011-07-26 5:13
a stunning shot this, perfect in every way. Superb clarity, sharpness, reflection, colours and light. It all makes for a quality image and first class presentation. Love it!!!
Regards - Brian.
SWEETFREEDOM (19926) 2011-07-26 7:30
you chose a very good p.o.v, perfect sharpness and colors. beautiful reflectsions
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2011-07-26 8:37
really a picture postcard here. The town with the famous towers are looking nice with the water and greeneries. The reflection is superb. Like the light and depth of this image, that those small flowers of grass are easily visible with those beautiful architectures at background. Great shot. Tfs.
macjake (45588) 2011-07-26 8:56
yes, this is certainly your style!
postcard for sure here.
Personally, and i mean that because photography as you know is so subjective its not even funny, I would perhaps have left out some of the greenery to the right, and get a closer view of the left side of the frame, or keep the large tree to the right with its elegant water reflection, and cut the remaining 1/4 of the right side off. Its not a dramatic change at all, but just a little bit.
I havn't done a workshop in a while...perhaps i'll do one :)
But hey, don't get me wrong Mariusz, i'd be proud and happy to have this one in my gallery :)
its great to see a warm sunny day in N. Ireland too!
it looks so beautiful here. lovely depth and sharpness, with excellent lighting from beginning to end. Well executed and love the POV. I wonder what this would look like in Blue Hour! Try it!
have a great one
PS.....the workshop i did....don't focus on the lack of sharpness in my workshop, thats just because the file size is reduced even further, its all about the composition! Cheers
Fis2 (76958) 2011-07-26 13:12
Super wieze w glebi kadru.
Podoba mi sie odbicie w wodzie.
Dobre kolory i ostrosc.
Workshop uzyteczny ;)
francio64 (38254) 2011-07-26 14:39
bella vista panoramica di Omagh, in una composizione arricchita dai bei riflessi sull'acqua del canale.
Belli i colori naturali.
asajernigan (19669) 2011-07-26 16:36
This is a great photo with an outstanding reflection. The reflection creates depth and balance for the scene. The river leads the eye into the shot perfectly. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
raszid62 (18583) 2011-07-26 23:44
Piękny irlandzki krajobraz. Uregulowana rzeka ze ścieżką nad wodą zachęca do spaceru, W tle miasto z wieżami kościołów. Bardzo dobra , naturalana kolorystyka i perfekcyjna ostrość.
kordinator (14795) 2011-07-27 3:21
Fantastic scene you captured in the north ireland.
Amazing plavce nice river and architecture,lovely church.
Light and colors are great.
Fantastic reflecrtion on the water.
Very wel informative note.
sacimar (25969) 2011-07-27 7:21
beautiful postcard and congratulations for your goal, I like the reflection specially towers ones. You chose an excellent perspective, well done,
adramad (30905) 2011-07-27 9:55
A wonderful composition, I discovered a lovely image of this place, which had only references by the unhappy episode of 1998.
Ideal these banks of the river with all this greenery and lush trees, the magnificent church towers emerging from behind the buildings is a fantastic image. I love the beautiful reflections in the river, the bright blue sky with clouds that added touch of charm to the composition, which tine a sharp and beautiful colors.
chawax (16485) 2011-07-27 14:00
Congrats for having completed your map of Ireland ! I hope to do so one day, I just miss a few counties (Limerick, Laois, Tipperary, Monaghan, Longford and Roscommon) to do the same. A nice view here on Omagh and its most notable building, the Sacred Church. You had better conditions than I had since I had drizzle when I was there. Reflections are very nice, colours and light are excellent.
s_lush (16048) 2011-07-27 21:45
This surprisingly sunny picture makes your collections of Irish counties completed. But this is not only advantage of the shot. In addition, it shows a very picturesque town with interesting architecture and nice natural features. The wonderfully clouded sky and beautiful optical reflection also are big pluses of the composition. It is perfect, as well as the management of light and colors, and photographic quality. Great job!
Longroute (19392) 2011-07-29 2:56
Yes, you have found a very good pov (and a fine weather too!) to create a truly lovely postcard. The perspective is so effective in creating a sense of movement towards the church and the reflections in the canal are obviously very appealing. Here too I find a special quality in the colours which seems the trade mark of most of your photos but I cannot define what it is. Perhaps your PP?
A very good work and a most desired one for your collection of Irish counties.
have a nice day,
claudeD (26946) 2011-07-31 10:31
very fine picture from Omagh with an excellent composition and fine fresh colors.I like the amazing reflections in the water.Very well seen and done.TFS.
Witrh regards from Luxembourg
ikeharel (43975) 2012-10-23 2:05
Good morning Mariusz,
Magnificent clear day view down the river, with beautiful reflection on water. Mid-summer scenery is outstanding.
Excelent photojob, DOF and sharpness, as always.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (27069)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-25 5:03