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Donegal charms

Donegal charms
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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: 2006-06-01
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Pro1 CP + Cokin grad P121
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-07 14:58
Viewed: 4633
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am late with this post but I promised to post this one as a follow up to Slieve League some time back. I must get out soon and capture some new images now that Autumn colour is here but after Turkey I need a little break. Anyhow, here is another composition of Slieve League. While I was in this region the low laying cloud never moved from the cliffs but I try to make the most of each situation. I will be back soon for another shoot in different season and light.

Slieve League

The (Grey Mountain) cliffs, situated on the West coast of Donegal, are said to be the highest and one of the finest marine cliffs in Europe with a three hundred metre drop straight down into the wild, Atlantic waves below. This creates a breathtaking but extremely scary view.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 10/1 mm

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-07 15:13]

Hi Steven!

Breathtaking landscape! From water to clouds. Great POV with sea and mountains. Shapes and colours are superb. And this place is great for taking photographs - you wasn't afraid of height :-)

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  • kali Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 0] (536)
  • [2006-10-07 15:23]


it is a great landscape capture.

thanks for sharing

Hermosa vista y precioso disparo.
Luz esplÚndida y perfectos detalles.
Saludos Stephen.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-10-07 15:48]

Hello Steven,
wonderfull landscape picture! Interesting pov, and I can feel fantastic impression. I was in Ireland only once, but the nature is amazing!
Kind regards,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-07 16:52]

I think the low lying cloud is interesting. This looks fine without a sky-line. I love the colours. You only get that slate grey/blue colour in the water on grey days. Great composition and colours



Hi Stephen,
Superbly capturing this scenic landscape. Lovely view of cloud covering top of the cliff and blue ocean underneath. Great PoV. Have to climb the cliff for capturing this image?
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Stephen,
Just wonderful place you have managed wonderfully! The place which everyone should visit, no need to say anymore.

Hi Stephen,

I always love the shots you take with that lens. There is such good depth of focus. I also admire your strong foreground elements.


Evelynn : )

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-10-07 21:27]

Hi Steve,
Beautiful view, great exposure and excellent detail throughout. Quite dramatic and moody, especially with the low clouds across the top of the frame. I have to agree with your note, breathtaking but I wouldn't want to get too close to the edge.

Hi Stephen,
Wonderful wide angle view! I like the composition and how you have included the clouds in the shot. Great to see the full view from foreground to sky. Good exposure and detail. Well seen and executed!

HI Steve,
Excellent post. You really have to be there to fully appreciate these cliffs. Nothing like em' here, that's certain! Well done on all counts..I think the low-lying clouds add good atmosphere ;)
Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-10-08 2:33]

Hello my friend,
Festival of wonderful landscapes re-starts for our big pleasure ;-) Another impressive place that you have well photographied, as always...
Congratulations Steve and TFS.

Hi Stephen

As always, you share a spectacular piece of our World. It looks rugged and remote. The low cloud adds to the atmosphere. Thanks my friend. I do enjoy your work.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-10-08 3:54]

Hi Stephen,
what a wonderful capture of the landscape. Just great!
Cheers, Jacob

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-08 4:08]

Buenas noches Stephen,
Preciosos acantilados, y hermosa luz que lo envuelve todo, perfectos tonos... muchos saludos, Victor

Hi Stephen,
For somebody with fear of heights, this is a difficult shot to look at. Great depth captured, with excellent clarity throughout the scenery. Love the way you used the clouds in the top part of the photo. It is a small pitty that the grad filter is too visable.
TFS my friend.

Good morning Stephen,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed and well framed.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-10-08 10:35]

Nice fg/bg balance here, man. I like the cloud cover here better than what I think is your previous post from this spot, maybe because it's also serves as the top boundary on the shot. As usual, all the technical stuff seems perfect. I didn't notice a filter transistion, but after reading Niek's comment I think I can see it, but I think you placed it as well as can be done.
P.S. I'd like to see what fall colors you get on the heather in the land of Erin.

Wonderful image. Great work, Stephen. What is the use of Pro1CP+Cokingrad P121? Is it to decrease the contrast between air part and land?
I'm sure Ansel Adams would like it. Have you tried this in B&W?
Points are gone after this one but it was last but not least matter.
If I ever go to Ireland. I'm going back to your pictures to prepare...
TFS and congrats

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