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"Moher People"

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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-04
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 macro, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coasties Favourites, Best shots from Ireland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-20 4:51
Viewed: 5641
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.

There are many aspects of the Irish countryside that are both stunning in appearance and moving in effect. Where mountain and sea collide in steep cliffs, their combined splendor can be stupefying in its appeal.

The moher cliffs are up to 700ft high in places and extends 5 miles along the coast. It is made up of dark yellow sandstone and millstone grit, the layers of which can be seen near the top of the cliffs. Being almost vertical, their sheer drop into the heaving Atlantic ocean is a haven for sea birds and the view from the top is never tiresome.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 23/1 mm

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-20 5:07]

Hello Stephen,
Magnificent landscape.POV,colors,sharpness,DOF,framing and composition are wonderful.

Hi Stephen

This is breathtaking. Having the people in the shot gives us and indication on the height of these cliffs. Thank you for sharing this spectacular sight. :-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-06-20 5:58]

Hi Steven!
I think I've got acrophobia so your picture is really nice for me :-) Man, this guy laying on edge of cliff... too much for me :-) But I think I would do same think in this place to take better photo :-) Fantastic place, superb picture. Another one which shold be in one of Visit Ireland! folders.

Hi Stephen,

Again amazing and wonderful shot.
Excellent all!
Very well done!

TFS :-)


Excellently composed landscape pic. The vastness of the ocean and sky make an intruiging shot. Well done. TFS,

Another great Irish landscape, I especially like the people in this which provides scale to the jagged cliff edge.

Moher seems a natural subject for you. I like your perspective here that allows the inclusion of people to give it scale. The colors are beautiful but subdued, too. (Though I'm sure it would look great with a sunny blue sky, too.) I think, based on comparing the photos, you have improved as a photographer since your last photos from here.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-06-20 8:13]

Impresionante y de vertigo stephen, me gusta tambien el tono de la foto, muy escoces. un saludo

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-20 11:19]

Wooooh, thats high!!!
recognised it as one of your's imediatly.
Good to see the people to have an idea of the scale. Perfect compo ...

We have seen the pictures of this cliff earlier too, but this is the best of all.
You have captured the land feature in all its terrifying yet glorious aspect, Stephen.

Oh my gosh! What a sight. It gives me vertigo just looking at it. It is probably more dramatic from your vantage point than it is from that of the people in the photo. You have quite a gallery of fascinating, well executed photos. Thanks for sharing this one with us. I'll be gone for a couple of weeks and will be looking forward to all your new posts when I return.

Evelynn : )

Hello Stephen,
I like it a lot! Especially because of the depth and POV. Picture has also superb details and colours.
Great work!

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