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By mrarth  
Very early morning at the Poulnabrone Dolmen, in the heart of the Burren, Co. Clare. A megalithic tomb approx 4000 yrs old, and one of the most photographed sites. If you do ever pan a visit, get there early or late as it is visited by the coachload... literally. My first drive past the site, I did not stop due to the 3 coaches parked at the roadside, and yes, we all have a right to visit, I just chose to go back at a less crowded time.

3 stop ND soft grad.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: ReidFJR, tom_231268, willigonzalezl and 12 more

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covey Plus
13 1.7k Ireland
7 Jul 2005 4:42AM
To be honest that purple sky is annoying. Needs more contast maybe also.


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a beautiful taking. Congratulations
7 Jul 2005 5:28AM
Great Shot....well done
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2005 5:29AM
Beautiful light and composition!
kinfatric Plus
13 550 9 Scotland
7 Jul 2005 6:40AM
Very good shot
Kris_Dutson Plus
15 8.2k 1 England
7 Jul 2005 6:47AM
Now that is neat. I particularly like the hilighted area of sky around the standing stones.

mrarth Plus
13 12
7 Jul 2005 7:16AM
Thanks for your comments and feedback.
Tommie - I'm sorry you do not like the sky, but as this was the nearest I got to a good sunrise whilst in the region, it had to do, and then it only lasted a few minutes.
Kris - I hadn't noticed that, the dark at the top I can put down to the grad, the rest? It is also on some of the other shots. I am now hoping that this is not another symptom of the cameras salty bath near the start of the holiday, the files also seem a little more noisy than usual and even a simple levels adjustment makes the images look trashy.
liparig Plus
13 233 United States
7 Jul 2005 9:49AM
great shot well composed love the colors
AngieLatham Plus
13 790 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2005 9:54AM
really great capture Andy. You have captured a fantastic mood and feeling of atmosphere here. The tint in the sky works really well without making it look too false...don't loose it!!. Lovely work Smile
IanFlindt Plus
13 740 21 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2005 11:17AM
Very effective composition, Andrew - I love the way you've arranged it so that the tomb stands out against that delicious sky.
12 Jul 2005 10:32AM
Good composition. Love the colours of the sky!

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