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View From Mamore Gap

By Irishkate  
Wow I was surprised and delighted by your response yesterday to my Giant's Causeway image - thank you all so much and big Irish hug to Isabel, Dave, Peter, Graham,
Joan,The Pixelator, Nezih, Patty, Helenlinda, Richard, Jenn & Ryan for those amazing User Awards.
To keep things varied a view from Mamore Gap today overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and all those green fields in Inishowan in North Donegal. I've enabled mods as I feel my sky could be better.
Kate Grin

Tags: Landscape and travel Mamore gap North Donegal

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22 Jun 2016 9:51AM
Good Morning Kate this is a fine vista indeed good f/g interest with the rocks and foxgloves the sky as you say is a bit washed out will have a go and upload something shortly


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22 Jun 2016 10:14AM
Great shot of this lovely view, love the pov.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
22 Jun 2016 10:47AM
Wonderful countryside, Kate, love the foxgloves in the foreground.
22 Jun 2016 11:37AM
A great shot and a nice mod. Well taken

Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2016 1:15PM
Beautiful images presented Kate, what a view!
Isabel GrinGrin
22 Jun 2016 1:44PM
Nice landscape view. I'll upload a mod.
( made an oval selection that covered the sky, then just adjusted sliders in Levels until it looked more or less right. Upping the contrast increased saturation, so I backed that off a bitů I guessed you wouldn't want it to look ridiculously and headache-inducingly garish. Wink )
22 Jun 2016 1:50PM
P.S. As a variation, I've added another mod with the clouds whitened, using an eye-dropper to remove the blue cast.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
22 Jun 2016 2:00PM
A very lovely scene and vista here, Kate, with good foreground interest Smile I've added my two-pennyworth, selecting the sky and enhancing the detail that is already in there. Using the Gradient Tool on the sky area allows you to affect the changes more at the top and less at the bottom where the horizon meets the sea. As 'whatriveristhis' has done, have increased the contrast but reduced the saturation slightly so it doesn't look un-natural Smile
Trev Smile
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2016 3:36PM
These guys have blinded me with science Kate.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4069 Canada
22 Jun 2016 4:02PM
A nice scene. Love the wild flowers.

A challenge for the camera with the sky, the darker land, and those large bright rocks, which will result in a decent average exposure. Ideally this is a bracketed exposure shot.

It can be enhanced quite a bit in post processing, and yet another mod loaded.


Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2016 4:27PM
lovely composition Kate like the lead into image
with the foxgloves
22 Jun 2016 5:56PM
I like the lead in to this thoughtfully composed shot, Kate - difficult conditions for photography.
Whereabouts on Inishowen was this taken - we stayed near Ballyliffin in 2011?

22 Jun 2016 6:32PM
Beautiful landscape Kate, ..Lin
10 10 10 England
22 Jun 2016 7:09PM
We both like foxgloves Kate - these are part of a lovely composed landscape. Smile
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
22 Jun 2016 8:07PM
I think I would have cropped off most of the sky to encourage viewing of this lovely scene--

( by now you will have noticed just how few landscapes I do--so as the experts not me)
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
22 Jun 2016 8:36PM
This I lovely Kate.
Looks similar to a scene not far from here.
I like it as it is,dont change anything for me,as we see what you saw.
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
22 Jun 2016 10:14PM
"I like it as it is,dont change anything for me,as we see what you saw." The same with me, Kate. The foxgloves add a lot to this fine scenery.
Nice capture Kate. Well done.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
23 Jun 2016 2:57AM
A lovely image Kate and interesting to see the versions.
23 Jun 2016 6:51AM

Quote: we see what you saw.

No, that's completely wrong.

In the original version we are seeing only what the camera saw, not what Kate saw, which was quite different as the camera couldn't accurately reproduce the contrast range in that particular scene.
The mods ( most of them ) try to address that and show the scene in a way that more closely resembles the way it actually appeared. That's how photographic post-processing works.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2016 7:39AM
Good choice of POV, great foreground interest.
23 Jun 2016 9:06AM
Hi Kate
beautiful view with a very good flower and those rocks in front. Just great.
Just for fun I uploaded a Mod did a bit of HDR on it. But I could have done better by just selected the sky and than HDR would be niecer. I'll do that later this day.
Have a good day Kate, take care.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2016 9:51AM
A great landscape image Kate, like the use of the foxgloves as a lead inGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

10 10 10 England
23 Jun 2016 11:40AM
Like mod 5.Smile
23 Jun 2016 12:37PM
Great landscape , wonderful depth SmileSmile
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2016 8:30PM
A beautiful view. Those Foxgloves don't know how lucky they are!Wink
ColleenA Plus
7 442 6 Australia
24 Jun 2016 3:04AM
Love the foxgloves in the fog...great shot...interesting mods
JFitz 11 464 5 Ireland
11 Jul 2016 7:56PM
Hi Kate, A lovely image, I felt that the green been so saturated made the sky look more washed out than it actually is. I reduced the strength of green and removed blue colour cast and otherwise left the sky alone.
alansnap 16 577 26 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2016 11:44AM
A lovely shot Kate. North Donegal is where I spent many weekends in my youth. Haven't been back in 36 years - shame on me.

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