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Copyright: Adrian Rusu (roges) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-04
Categories: Seascape
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-26 6:21
Viewed: 4539
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear colleagues and friends I decided to keep looking through the archives.

And yet this spring because he does not want to be present in all its beauty.

And waiting for this moment I thought of looking through the archives.

And after so many mountain landscapes ... I found this great landscape.

I did a picture in N. Irland. In the photo I see some of the famous cliffs of the Giant `s Causeway.

I hope you enjoy and wait anxiously every time criticisms and your proposals.
All the best thoughts,

A short description about Giant `s Causeway:

The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim, on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about two miles (3 km) north of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (36 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.

The Giant's Causeway is today owned and managed by the National Trust and it is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.

Some 50 to 60 million years ago, during the Paleogene period, Antrim was subject to intense volcanic activity, when highly fluid molten basalt intruded through chalk beds to form an extensive lava plateau. As the lava cooled rapidly, contraction occurred. While contraction in the vertical direction reduced the flow thickness (without fracturing), horizontal contraction could only be accommodated by cracking throughout the flow. The size of the columns is primarily determined by the speed at which lava from a volcanic eruption cools. The extensive fracture network produced the distinctive columns seen today. The basalts were originally part of a great volcanic plateau called the Thulean Plateau which formed during the Paleogene period.

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Ciao Adrian, beautiful seascape with , wonderful rocks in FG, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-26 7:40]

Hi Adrian,we are usually to see something to different from Ireland,whit the green and the blue in the pics,this work is very strange,interesting and original,excellent composition and very good colors.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

Se pare ca in Irlanda culoarea apei depinde de starea sufleteasca a celui ce o priveste:asta e o mare de om optimist!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-26 9:56]

Hi Adrian. I have never been to Irland and seen all off its beautiful land and seascapes. I like the way the sun light is just catching part of the rocks. Which yoy have captured with full detail. And with all of the different colours ofblue in the sea. well taken TFs.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-26 9:57]

Hello Adrian,

Splendid contrast picture with rocks in freground.
Also soft seascape picture.
Composition and presentation are very well.
Nice done, TFS.

Nice weekend,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-26 10:21]
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Studiind cu atentie aceasta miunata captura constat ca este super, doar ca daca ne uitam cu mare atentie, linia orizontului este cu 1 minut si 6 secunde mai inclinata spre dreapta.
Nu ne deranjeaza foarte tare acest lucru, insa ma tem sa nu se scurga apa din cauza asta si maine cand ne trezim in loc de mare sa gasim doar nisipul gol, si sa vina altii sa faca o ferma de struti !

Hi Adrian,

Amazing sea-landscape capture with the tones and colours.
A very fine capture, impressive shooting.
TFS and have a nice night and WE!


Hello Adrian
You took wonderful photographs in Northern Ireland...I saw a few more and all of them are beautiful!
This is a great composition,with a great chromatic!
The sea looks absolutely gorgeous as it blends with the sky !
My best regards !
Have a wonderful week-end

hello Adrian

a very beautiful seascape photo, with fine POV to the rocks
and the infinit, great contraste betweent the sea's cold
and the earth's warm colour tones, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-26 13:32]

Hello Adrian,
wonderful scenery. Excellent POV and nice depth.Very nice details and lovely colors.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Adria,
uno splendido paesaggio marino, una piacevole composizione con lo scoglio in primo piano e il bellissimo colore del mare con le sue variazioni nelle tonalità di blu, magnifica luce.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Buna Adrian,
E bine ca mai apelam si la arhive caci astfel pot sa apara imagini deosebite ca aceasta.
Aproape ca am uitat cum arata un tarm stancos...Felicitari!

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2010-02-26 17:41]

seara buna Iuly . ;)
Frumoasa imagine , imi place , cum ai pozat "lumina" care cade pe stanci ,...apa are o culoare deosebita , e un loc fain de meditatie si liniste sufleteasca .

Felicitari !!!

Toate cele bune ! si ... weekend fain !

Ciao Adrian. Very good seascape with exciting playing on warm light on the rocks. Impressive sharp.


Hallo Adrian
das ist ein wondervoller Ort de ich so gerne einmal sehen möchte,
das Bild ist gut komposiert and präsentiert
Das Meer ist so schön blau
ich wünche dir einen schönen Sonntag

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-27 15:30]

Hi Adrian,

Many people have told me how beautiful Ireland is. This seascape is lovely and taken from a perfect angle. I love how the light is hitting the basalt. The colors of the rocks and the water are stunning. A fantastic composition.


Hi Adrian.

wonderful capture of this rock against the saturated blue sea and sky. The composition is beautiful in pleasing framing.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-27 23:54]

Hi Adrian

You have captured the lichen covered basalt very well. Great contrast between forms and colours.

Best wishes


What took you sooooo long to share this "....It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom...." BEAUTY with us???
Mario with most friendly greetings.

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