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Tory Island - The Anvil

Tory Island - The Anvil
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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: 2006-05-31
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Kenko Pro1 CP
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best shots from Ireland, 5 favs. and up [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-09 7:01
Viewed: 10807
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The huge rock fin of "The Anvil" juts into the sea from Tory Island.

Tory Island, nine miles north of the coast of Donegal, is by common consent "the most isolated, the most desolate, the most windswept of any of the Irish islands". It is an island drenched by the sea, drenched by the elements, and drenched with history and folklore.

I found the rugged coastline of this small island fasanating to say the least. This strange formation really caught my attention. Its a pity there was no measure of scale here because this was very high and long perhaps 200 meters long.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/25 sec
F-Stop: f/8
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 62/1 mm

TAZ, scottevers7, DOBIS, AndyB, ramthakur, Naturewalk, Evelynn, dew77, Fisher, marhowie, shirgold, coasties, MartaW, marjan has marked this note useful
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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-09 7:09]
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Hello Stephen, thanks for your e-mail... I was impatient to see your photos after your travel ;-) This landscape is realy WONDERFUL, and I am proud to be the first for saying bravo my friend.
The shape of rocks is amazing. The colors, exposure, POV and sharpness are excellent !!!

Hi Stephan,
Amazing scene! I think I hve a pretty good sense of scale, and this is an incredible piece of rock. Your super wide angle composition really looks superb and does this great justice. Perfect exposure. The 3D feel and depth to this rocks!

HEllo Stephen,
beautiful view, excellent work, waht else can I say, colors, sharpness and POV are perfect.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-06-09 7:53]

Hi Stephen,
what a beautifull landscape. I love Ireland!
good work,


A really awseome scene that you have captured. The detail and clarity is great. Your POV, Composition and colours are excellent. TFS,

Great view! Very good DOF and detaills
Very well done!

TFS Greetz Kristies

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-09 8:26]

Hello Stephen,
A beautiful place and captured perfectly.
A well balanced composition with great colours and detail.


Stephen - having been to the west coast of Ireland many times, I know the scene well, and you have captured this excellently. I think you have caught more scale in it that you suggest you have and the lighting and colours are excellent.



Fanastic landscape shot - excellent POV, colours and details!

Fantastic view, Stephen.
An extremely well composed and well shot image with superb POV and depth of view.

Nice capture Stephen. Carefull not to trip over! Good coposition and impresive seascape.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-09 12:49]

Hi Stephen,
An impressive coastline! Excelent color and composition.
TFS, José M.

wonderful photo. you have great photos. in this one i like the blue tone of the sea and sky. it's a great POV. thank you

Hi Stephen,

I've missed your landscape postings. This is another great one. What a fantastic coastal formation. The images you take with that wide angle lens are always so sharp and dramatic. Thanks for sharing another one with us.

Evelynn : )

Hello stephen, Great Job, perfect details, BG, POV, DOF, Everything is so crisp, TFS kyle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-09 14:56]

Hello Stephen,
Amazing place and capture.Exposure is spot on.POV,details,sharpness,colors,framing and composition are perfect.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-06-09 17:20]

Hi Stephen,

Beautiful scene, excellent shot and well done on the composition. Excellent work.


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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-09 17:49]

Hi Stephen,
Another of your great landscapes! Impressive. Composition, colors, interesting motive, everything works perfectly.

well composed
Hi Mario

Beyond excellent Steve :)
Very nice FG detail, with excellent colors, light, and framing. The curve seen in the horizon is barely perceptable, with the rock formation giving break...Luv the comp. and downward POV, that shows the depth, breadth, and length of this leagendary formation/place so well.
Very well done.

Hi Stephen,
Excellent lanscape photography.
Very impressive place and capture. I love the use of the wide angle. You used well the natural features as a frame
TFS - Shir

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-10 2:25]

Wow, Stephen.
What a dramatic coastline.
Very interesting perspective.
Very sharp details and excellent light.
TFS. : )

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-06-10 6:16]

Vous avez vraiment l'oeil pour capturé de superbe paysage. Félicitations ceci est très agréable à regarder Stephen.


Hi Stephen

You really have a magical way of presenting us with wonders of nature to view. This is simply outstanding. What more can I say.... thank you!

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  • MartaW (34)
  • [2006-06-12 9:24]

What a wonderful place. Thank you for sharing. Your photo is great.
Regards, Marta

excellente photo. Le sujet est particulièrement bien choisi.
J'aime beaucoup, les couleurs, la prise de vue.
merci du partage

hi Stephen, excelent shot and beautiful nature. Good POV and composition.

Hello Stephen.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Great shot! Excellent pov and colours. The way the rock protrudes into the sea like a hand and the blue sky meets the blue sea in the horizon, is awsum! Amazing take.

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