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- - - Donegal
In the words of Mr Titchmarsh a great place to be 'whatever the weather.'
Seems a long time ago now, roll on March.

Camera:EOS-1Ds MarkIII
Lens:Ef16-35, f/2.8II usm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Dreams of - - -
Username:Melanie_M Melanie_M
Uploaded:19 Nov 2010 - 6:26 PM
Tags:Donegal, Fannad head, General, Landscape / travel
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Group Event:Donegal

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artcubis
artcubis  6 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 6:38 PM

Lovely low light photography. Lighthouse with rocks and waves, and the approaching night. Splendid shot.

Catherine

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Dennis_Bromage
19 Nov 2010 - 6:41 PM

Dark and moody, love it Smile
Den

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful image !

Chris

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 6:58 PM

Full of menacing mood Mel. Ron.

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franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 7:02 PM

Truly superb!

Ken

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andy210966
19 Nov 2010 - 7:05 PM

Fabulous!!

Andy

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whiteswan01
19 Nov 2010 - 7:25 PM

wonderful like it love the colours
Dawn

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Simon_Palmer
19 Nov 2010 - 7:29 PM

Pucker!

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soulofharmony
soulofharmony e2 Member 4soulofharmony vcard Norfolk Island1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 7:41 PM

hey Mel Thought i recognised this... totally stunning..

yes seems quite awhile back now... but March ? winks.. good xx


Nicola xx

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 - 10:07 PM

Top notch a excellent image well done

Bob

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 - 10:30 PM

WOW utterly stunning capture Melanie !

*Mike*

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 12:24 AM

A beautifully composed coastal landscape, captured at a marvellous time of day to give that colouring, and full of drama, if not menace. Lovely work.
Ronnie.

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iansnowdon
20 Nov 2010 - 9:56 AM

Absolute Stunner!... Beautiful work Melanie.
Regards
Ian

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
20 Nov 2010 - 10:11 AM

Beautiful but treacherous .Gill

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Lockhart
Lockhart  8 United States
20 Nov 2010 - 10:28 AM

Congratulations on the Editor's Choice!

An image from a dream, expertly captured, and beautifully presented.

Bill

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 11:21 AM

Fabulous image the moody tones and light give this a really winters storm look.
Many congrats on the EC well deserved.
Regards Richard

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justin c
justin c  104504 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 11:28 AM

Very nice indeed. Full of mood and atmosphere.

Justin

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Phil_Morgan
20 Nov 2010 - 2:11 PM

The EC was never in doubt for me! Congrats Melanie Smile

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SGIBBONS
SGIBBONS  556 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 4:05 PM

Wonderful image and congratulations on the EC.

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rogerbryan
rogerbryan e2 Member 9397 forum postsrogerbryan vcard United Kingdom
20 Nov 2010 - 9:10 PM

Stunning image.
AP have just done an article on lighthouse photography and this is better than any featured in that article.

A very atmospheric image

Roger

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richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 10:05 PM

Excellent Image

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 426 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 10:10 PM

I saw the thumbnail and thought that looks good. To see it large is to love it. No wonder it's got our attention. V. well done indeed!
Alun

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 6:22 AM

Looks superb, full of drama and bags of mood about it, congrats on the EC

LesF

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JouŠo
JouŠo  956 forum posts Finland
21 Nov 2010 - 5:07 PM

hauntingly beautiful!
FULL respect!!!

Accept my UA too.......

Jouko

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5168 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 6:33 PM

The blue (early morning?) light is very striking and works so well.
The glow emaninating from the blurred surk really makes the shot for me.
Derek

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 9:49 AM

Stunning and deserved all the awards.

regards
Yung

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Rob66
Rob66  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 10:02 AM

Great shot - like the blue colours.

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mudge
mudge e2 Member 1141 forum postsmudge vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 3:52 PM

A great atmospheric shot. Even better when viewed large

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10509 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 9:08 PM

Great to see this as photo of the week. I recognised it as soon as it came up. This takes me back (oh my God) 50 years to childhood holidays at Portsalon and trips out to the head itself. I was even able to go up the light in the days of easy visiting. It was a fantastic feeling with the ocean out to the north and West and Malin Head to the east.Smile
Alan

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Lou_Pink e2 Member 5Lou_Pink vcard Northern Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 12:21 AM

Superb photo, really epic shot

Lou

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DitoInacio
23 Nov 2010 - 3:03 AM

so beautiful! each detail is perfect, very harmonious. Great shot

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23 Nov 2010 - 4:15 AM

Going to look good as a canvas!

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 2:20 PM

Congrats on the POTW, well deserved.
Regards Richard

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PaulJenkins
23 Nov 2010 - 5:32 PM

First of all congrats on POTW. Fantastic photo and love the movemoent of the sea!!! rgds Paul

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JeniTLC
JeniTLC  5 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 - 5:34 PM

Exquisite.

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 8168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 5:55 PM

I'm blown away by the response to this one.
First: thank you Mr B for the EC and POTW, when photography has had to take a back seat of late it will spur me on.
Many thanks to Phil, Paul, Jeanie, Ian and Jouko for your UA's.
Thank you also to all that have shown their support for this image and others over my few years on the site.
For those who might be interested this was an image taken (I still have a hard time saying this "image was made") on my last evening in Donegal after staying on after the Donegal Meet. The wind was whipping up the waves and was a battle to hang onto the tripod and to keep wiping away the seaspray. This was the second to last image of the night, 20 sec exposure. The grad was still on from earlier which along with the WA creates the vignetting that you see. Next time if I have my wits about me I might remember to remove the filter!

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 101825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
23 Nov 2010 - 6:39 PM

Beautiful Melanie, many congrats for all your awards, and a superb image

Mari x

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OVrtnarHigi
23 Nov 2010 - 8:31 PM

tip top and congratulations.

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wyatturp  8 England
23 Nov 2010 - 8:44 PM

Top picture , well done

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prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 1:24 AM

An artist expression.

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Codiac
Codiac  7299 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 1:06 AM

Well done Mel, deserves all the awards. Have mine too, Wonderful stuff. Smile

Gary

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tripodted e2 Member 830 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 4:11 AM

Congratulations on all the well deserved awards for this great image.
Ted

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CraigWalker
26 Nov 2010 - 5:16 PM

Wonderful image Mel! Well done.

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 - 11:33 PM

Beautiful shot. Has a meloncholic quality enhanced by the blue
Vivien

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RoyBoy
RoyBoy  9148 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2010 - 10:58 PM

A cracking image!

Roy

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bjarte  8 Norway
28 Nov 2010 - 9:55 PM

WOW! This one is really a WOW-photo! At least that is what I said out loud when I saw it. Good effort, Mel!
- Bjarte

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PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2010 - 6:22 PM

Fantastic shot. Love the colour. You've done a great job here Mel. Paul

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Outlander
Outlander  472 forum posts
13 Dec 2010 - 1:19 PM

super.

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Lizzie_Shepherd
14 Dec 2010 - 10:20 PM

Only just seen this one Melanie - not really been here for a while - but I love it - very moody, great choice of shutter speed and just works really well.
The more I see photos of this part of Ireland the more I think I must get there some time - thank you for showing this one.
Lizzie

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garymc  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 12:36 PM

I can easily see why this has had so much feedback, it's aterrific shot with bags of atmosphere.

Gary.

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Photogooru
19 Feb 2011 - 7:00 PM

Lovely image, great composition.

Seamus

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MelanieB
MelanieB  4
12 Jun 2011 - 6:44 PM

wow - that one leapt out at me!! Breathtaking!

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