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Table Mountain

Table Mountain
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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: 2004-05-30
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 75-300mm ISUSM
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best shots from Ireland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-20 13:33
Viewed: 6139
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Benbulben, Sligo's "Table Mountain" is one of Ireland's most beautiful mountains. Together with much of Sligo's surrounding scenery it became a source of inspiration to the Irish poet W.B Yeats. Indeed, today W.B. lies in rest at its foot in the graveyard in Drumcliff.

"Under bare Ben Bulben's head, in Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid…"

Benbulben's distinctive outline results from the different responses to erosion of the limestone and shale of which the mountain is formed. A hard and resistant limestone (the Dartry Limestone) forms the upper cliffs and precipices. Softer shales lower down the mountain are largely hidden beneath a scree formed of eroded fragments of Dartry limestone.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
F-Stop: f/5.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 75/1 mm
Date Taken: 2004-05-30 15:50
Metering Mode: Pattern

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I can explain how pretty are your photos!!!
It's imposible to write it in words.

Just perfect.


Stephen, I have to take my hat off to you!
This is so beautiful, so soft, so green and calm!
Perfect composition, excellent light!

You work is very impressive, keep sharing.
Very well done!!

Great shot!
Your lanscapes are really amazing or maybe Ireland is simply so beautiful that every photo looks great.
This one has very special atmosphere. There is something idyllic, but also something mysterious here. Maybe it's becouse of this mountain, no doubt it is very beautiful.
I love these trees in FG.
Very well done!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-20 14:12]

It's definitey inspiring. I bet he is sleeping happily in such surroundings. These landscapes of yours really are a pleasure to look at, thanks for posting them. Well done Stephen.

Another beautie to look and enjoy, I hope I were there, to also smell and feel this beautiful landscape. You have an incredibly beautiful island. Regards!
P.D.: now there is very low cost flights from Santiago, I am temptated to visit GB.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-20 15:17]

You are master of DOF and landscapes Stephen! I totally agree - this is not only one of most beautiful Ireland's mountain, but most beautiful I've ever saw. Your picture is perfect for postcard or calendar.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-02-20 15:20]

Another great landscape Stephen, invoking peace and tranquility.
Good colours, depth and note.
Thanks for sharing.

Another post card quality image Stephen it is brilliantly shot with a great DOF, i would of darkened a fraction a couple of the bright areas in the white flowered hawthorn tree's in the forgound.
I know the area slightly as my daughter owned a patch of land just off picture to the left for a while.

Stephen, I like very much this vertical framing/composition that helps to dramatize Benbulben's impact. The near foreground that slopes away & downward adds to this effect IMO. Also, the FG that includes the tree with plenty of shade for the resting sheep set the mood = Excellent composition! I like it very much!!

Simply, beautiful and in good hands. TSF

Nice Stephen. Your work is superb. I never even imagined maountains in Ireland because I've never been there. TFS

very nice photo Stephen,
Great landscape shot, good composition of it, very nice depth, good colours, well I just like the job. Good work

Great landscape, the sky could be a bit more blue otherwise not nit.
Well done.

Beautiful shot Stephen,
What a great sledging hill!
You really should produce a calendar of Ireland, you're shots are superb.
Thanks for posting

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-21 21:17]

Stephen, if you keep on posting these shots, I will have to know these places you've been showing us.

Another stunning photo. Very nice pov and composition.

Once more, congratulations.

These landscapes your posting are really very good. You really know how to capture the Irish countryside, it looks more like a painting than a photo. I like the sheep in the foreground, the composition is excellent. Well done and please keep them coming.

Well composed view of this landmark. The trees in the foreground add perspective and depth, and the sheep sheltering under it and in the fields add interest. There is a stream near Washington, DC called Sligo Creek - I imagine that a homesick Irishman named it after this location.

Beautiful scenery Stephen. I love the trees in the foreground. They really bring everything together. It's a very serene setting. Trevor

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