This is Donegal Bay in Ireland's north-west. One of the things I love best about Donegal is its rugged coastlines and unspoilt land and seascapes. There is a true sense of being in the wilderness here.
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bayno (18342) 2012-04-19 21:25
Ciao Lisuzza, questa volta sarò il primo a commentare la tua foto sono appena le sei del mattino, ma ieri sera sono crollato ero morto di stanchezza,
La foto è splendida e fatta senza tripoid con la Camera settata perfettamente, mi piace come hai gestito la luce tenendo belle scure le zone controluce, bellissimi i riflessi e i colori pastello, bello anche il forte contrasto e l'inquadratura...un immagine che è un piacere...non ho capito se era un alba o un tramonto...provo ad indovinare...Alba...
macjake (57412) 2012-04-19 22:31
Oh man, i'm sure if i showed this photo to Tosca she'd be all over it..its her kind of scene for sure.
you guys have the same taste in photography.
She's always trying to drag me out to photograph rocks and landscapes and beaches lol
but i have to admitt, i like the contrast in darkness and the lighted areas, and the reflected clouds, its a nice one :)
I also have to admitt i'm a bit TE'd out again....Its a catch 22...i dont' feel like doing many critiques, but when i don't do them i feel left out...what's a man to do!
I may not be critiquing, but i'm still looking.
enjoy the day!
emka (80830) 2012-04-19 23:09
ciao dear Lisa,
wonderful view, very romantic. I do not know where is the land and the saea but the colours and and the feeling of peace are marvelous. Fantastic presentation of the unusual landscape.
Warm regrads (from Warsaw)
annjackman (20091) 2012-04-20 0:28
I have never been to Donegal but this picture inspires me to go there. The sense of wilderness that you mention comes over well in the image. Lovely colours and shapes in the landscape. Beautiful!
Kind Regards, Ann
danos (87873) 2012-04-20 0:37
clever your title with the dark layers of the ground to enhance the sunset colours of the sky as the reflections too.I like the excellent light and colour management,as the dreamily and romantic scenery.Good work.
VarthDader (403) 2012-04-20 0:51
Looks like the Irish coffee is missing a little whiskey, what?
The sky has been exposed just right, and the underexposed foreground sure adds a nice touch. I hope you had a nice time trekking through the wilderness!
lousat (78403) 2012-04-20 1:20
Esagerata!!! Che cattura di queste atmosfere irlandesi,si sente anche il suono delle cormamuse (bagpipes) ! Luci,colori,dettagli,ombre....un vero capolavoro,come hai fatto a tenerlo 2 anni nell'hard disk prima di mostrarcelo? EHEHE...buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-20 3:54
this is gorgeous. So atmospheric yet calming and full of wonderful light and shade. It entrances and delights at the same time. Executed flawlessly and a superb presentation. Bravo!
Enjoy the weekend - regards Brian.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-20 3:57
Amazing capture.Brilliant game with the shadows and the ligthning.Great POV with superb details and great composition.TfS
Have a nice day,
francio64 (38381) 2012-04-20 4:27
come Valter, anche io non riesco a capire se si tratta di alba o tramonto.
Comunque sia, l'atmosfera catturata è davvero magica.
Sembra di essere su un altro pianeta.
Forse qui è un buon posto per una pausa di caffè? :))
sabermonajati (9589) 2012-04-20 5:02
illusionary paysage you captured.
danyy (0) 2012-04-20 5:28
les terres sont fort sombres ici, peut-être un peu trop.
Mais la qualité du ciel rachète le tout. Une ambiance calme et feutrée, reposante.
Silvio1953 (124571) 2012-04-20 5:31
Ciao Lisa, affascinante composizione, splendida lùuce, magnifici rioflessi, magica atmosfera, bravissima, buon week end, un abbraccio Silvio
SnapRJW (31613) 2012-04-20 7:20
Hello Lisa - An image of an almost abstract beauty. Colour and tone are the key and here you have them beautifully balanced. A magical atmosphere and an image to wallow in! Warm regards and have a great weekend Rosemary
PS. I love the title but as an alternative suggest Neapolitan Ice Cream ;-)
ikeharel (58863) 2012-04-20 8:21
Compo. is in exquisit management, as the tight crop horizontaly leave much space to see the imaginary "coffe" you titled.
Layers of reflections with silhouettes mingled marvelously.
Cheers, buona sabato,
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-04-20 9:45
sei unica nel riuscire a creare atmosfere da sogno, c'è un'atmosfera molto suggestiva in questa tua nuova foto, splendidi colori rosati ed un magnifico alternarsi di chiari e scuri. Eccellente, come ormai ci hai abituati.
Un caro abbraccio.
Didi (57492) 2012-04-20 9:47
Quite ambiance in this nice place; the lights are very appreciable.
Nice view for a romantic moment
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-04-20 11:05
Ola Lisa ,
Lindo este final de dia , com estes reflexos e silhuetas nesta zona alagada , achei lindas as nuvens no horizonte , boas cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
brianmcc (6185) 2012-04-20 12:32
this is stunning. the strong silhouetted areas create the frame on which you have 'painted' some incredible pastel colours. its a beautiful pale sky with fantastic subtle tones from cream to pink. the reflection in the water are equally impressive as a result of the water which is so calm and still it looks like glass. it is a beautiful composition with the foreground and headlands perfectly placed to draw the viewer along the expanse of water towards the horizon.
i was hoping to go to donegal in a couple of weeks time to climb errigle but think work might scupper that idea. still hoping, especially if i thought i could get some views like this.
have a great weekend,
Royaldevon (30745) 2012-04-20 13:09
If you ever go to Donnegal again, for a wonderful experience, you will have to stay in the thatched cottages here where the Atlantic rollers surge and break on the sandy beach below! It is just stunning.
Your photograph, mood wise, is the complete opposite. This is so tranquil and calm. It doesn't surprise me that you see a comparison between this and Irish Coffee, maybe, also, Guinness The patience required to receive a Guinness smacks of calmness.
I love how the colours of the sky are reflected in the still water. You have a lovely repetition of silhouettes and warm colours, in a series of horizontal layers. Beautiful.
Have a lovely w/e,
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-20 14:15
WOW, Lisa, I love the contrasts and silhouettes with the clouds and fleeting colors in the sunset, very romantic!!
The reflections are superb and pleasing and as always your POV is so loving, which must reflect who you are, a loving and caring person, I am happy to call you my friend. Have a great and wonderful weekend Lisa.
tyro (20778) 2012-04-20 14:48
It's lovely to see some of your pictures from the land of your "in-laws" and this is another splendid one!
As Donegal is in the northwest of Ireland, I presume that this is an evening shot of a sunset rather than a sunrise. (Yes, I know that the sun rises in the morning.) The colours and light in the sky and its mirrored reflection on the calm water are enough and we really do not need to see what lies behind the dark shadows in the near and middle ground other than they make a fine framework for those features. Beautiful lighting, perfect exposure, excellent composition and stunning sharpness.
As they famously say in Donegal, "Bellissimo!"
rbassin (18748) 2012-04-21 1:15
La photo est très belle et bien composée, j'aime beaucoup cette nature contrastée avec le ciel, l'eau et la terre.
Un bon W-E
mursaloglu (8682) 2012-04-21 2:08
Wonderful composition and amazing colors make this picture really breathtaking beauty. Fantastic colors. Bravo Have a nice weekend ......ihsan
jjcordier (76922) 2012-04-21 5:32
Tu as créé une splendide atmosphère dans cette photo, un peu intrigante à première vue. La composition jouant avec les masses noires est réussie et les couleurs discrètes du ciel et des reflets sont délicieuses.
Kielia (23767) 2012-04-21 8:46
this one is spectacular - and a wonderful and excellently composed impression of this fascinating piece of nature. The photo is a pleasure for everybody who loves nature. The light, the moody colors and the great contrasts make the image very attractive. My compliments!
mesutilgim (86034) 2012-04-22 5:07
Perfect capture but more than this, perfect title !
I like your idea.
Very good layout.
TFS and best regards
RhodieIke (11742) 2012-04-22 5:10
Gidday Lisa, Love your witty caption and the beautiful seascape in Ireland, super Pov, super mood and reflections, Tfs, Trust you are well, see you been getting up to no good with your overseas TE, friends and cop cars. Cheers Iain.
abmdsudi (44250) 2012-04-22 6:36
Atmospheric and romantic feel looking at this shot, it's well managed with excellent perspectives and light display with its reflection in water. The streak of soft red tone in the sky is sensational and good strong silhouettes in the foreground Such a serene moment and well captured the mood nicely. Well done, Congrats
ktanska (25076) 2012-04-22 7:59
Very beautiful sky. I like the way open water makes a passage between dark silhouettes. Nice windless moments when reflections on water are perfect. You don't reveal the connection to the title, but as this was taken in October I assume the Irish Coffee warmed nicely.
Just like it did on my trip, as there was a few quite chilly days. It was also perfect alternative when I felt that I had temporarily had enough of Guinness.
paololg (31448) 2012-04-22 9:31
Ciao cara Diavolina,
la silhouette nera come il caffè, il cielo chiaro come la panna, il riflesso come lo zucchero grezzo, ma io ci aggiungerei anche un pò di whisky, per dare il colore di quelle belle nuvole illuminate dal sole. :-) Bellissima immagine, perfettamente nitida, dove hai gestito la luce in modo straordinario. Bravissima!
Ciao, buon lunedì e buona settimana!
Il Generale Monello :-)
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-22 10:46
Hello dear Lisa,
Your nature photos are very impressive and inviting. This is like a dream world, very picturesque with beautiful colors. I like the spectacular colors with the dark foreground. I must visit this place.
adores (38158) 2012-04-25 14:16
It's beautiful! A sunrise? A good shot, with good light and composition! The sky is perfect and you captured a good reflection on the water. A really magical moment!
ChrisJ (100066) 2012-04-26 2:45
Fantastic graphism & silhouettes, with good sharpness & superb warm cold color contrasts between the blue & orange. Nice symmetrical reflections & judicious cropping. The wide angled view suits. I like the tiny sliver of yellow orange at right. Tfs!
quillo (11850) 2012-04-29 1:16
Hola Lisa ...
La foto ha catturato uno retroilluminazione eccellente, che ci dà una lucentezza dorata sull'acqua in contrasto con le sagome scure della costa e della vegetazione.
Buon lavoro widescreen e grande con lo spettacolo, mi piace il risultato in luce e colori.
Un abrazo y feliz domingo.
Angshu (56058) 2012-05-01 21:45
Hello dear Lisa
The layers work well here...dark, light alternating. The sky with the reddish patch clouds add to the beauty with the pastel pink hues also reflecting in the water. Beautiful serene mood portrayed in this fine shot!
Noel_Byrne (25230) 2012-06-27 5:34
Dia Duit Lisa :)
Beautiful composition on this, and the colour is amazing. This really gives a sense of the ruggedness of Donegal, which is an area I really must get up and visit, as I have seen so little of this wonderful place.
All the best from Ireland; Summer has struck at last here, the rain is so warm and pleasant :)