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Slea Head - Dingle

Slea Head - Dingle
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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: 2008-05
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-19 5:39
Viewed: 8697
Points: 13
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Slea Head - Dingle Peninsula

Looking out to sea from the steep walkway down to Couminole Strand on Slea Head, the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry.

Slea Head is the most westerly point in Europe and standing there, looking towards America, instills a feeling of excitement and empathy with the millions of emigrants who took this route.

There are splendid views around Slea Head, especially of the Blasket Islands and the scattered rocks, all part of an exploded volcanic area.

Canon EOS 5D
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
Exposure Time: 8sec
F-Stop: f/16
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 160/1 mm

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To marhowie: Hi HowardSignal-Womb 1 11-20 13:46
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Looks nice! works well with the long shutter.


What an amazing stretch of coastline.
Not a good place to land in a boat I'd imagine,or a good place to fall off a cliff!
Theres a slightly soft,almost grainy texture to parts of this,but the exposure and composition are great.
An excellent capture Stephen.

(ps do you prefer to be called Stephen or Steve?)

What an interesting coastline. The steep angles and pointed rocks are quite dynamic. It might have been interesting if you could have gotten a slightly higher point of view so that the second set of pointed rocks had had the lighter water behind them. It's a really nice image as is.

Evelynn : )

Hello Steve,
How have you been? I've looked at the new 21 mp 5D Mark II, Canon has set the bar high this time..It's the one you've been waiting on, perfect for your work.
Love your image, the rock formations here are awesome.
You've done this area around Slea Head supreme justice - fine work :)
PS - I'm selling my 100-400mm..Know anyone interested?

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-11-19 23:20]

Those coastal rocks sure look jagged Stephen. You wouldn't want your boat to land on them.
Super image, well captured, good focus and sharp details too.
Well shot, it's an excellent result

Hello Stephen,

Another beautiful image from you, excellent composition and all the technical stuff is spot on, as usual.


Hi Stephen,
Excellent capture of this exciting coastline with all dangerous elements, good POV and composition, very good lighting.

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