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Enda Cavanagh

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Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« on: September 12, 2011, 12:38:39 PM »

Hi everyone
I took the photo during a photography trip recently with a very good friend of mine Mark Macdonald (my best man), 1 week before my wedding! I am pretty scared of heights and I knew I had to take the photo from a precarious location on a ledge to get the best angle. Mark carried my stuff down to the ledge while I, petrified, scuppered down on my backside. Mark had to keep me calm as I shot and I was even afraid to lean forward to change the camera settings on the view camera. Mark had to do it to my instructions. After a lot of hyperventilating, puffing and panting, I managed to get this image, which I am very happy with....thank God!



You can view it on my website at 1800 pixels if you click here and select "view larger image"

http://www.endacavanagh.com/panoramic_ireland/cliffs_tory_island_donegal_ireland
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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 01:08:38 PM »

Well done in every respect. I especially like how the rocks and the cloud shape "point" to the horizon. Even the curve of the mainland gestures to that focal point. Quite an extraordinary feat, regardless of how easy it was to photograph. :D
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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 01:08:56 PM »

Enda
I like it. Very nice. But Tory Island? Is this where they come from? If so, stop letting them travel to the UK. If it isn't, could it be somewhere we could send them all?

Yours hopefully
Bill

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 02:11:28 PM »

It's like the Tory tetrahedron of the North west. A bit like the Bermuda Triangle, except way less exotic :D

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 02:22:16 PM »

Well done in every respect. I especially like how the rocks and the cloud shape "point" to the horizon. Even the curve of the mainland gestures to that focal point. Quite an extraordinary feat, regardless of how easy it was to photograph. :D

Thanks so much :) Besides the fear of killing my self  :D it was really pushing the limits of the 28mm Schneider on the Cambo. It was down 5/ left and right 15 with a Lee X-Pro ND Filter on a Cokin Filter holder. I knew for maximum impact the different formations needed to be parallel with the cliffs in the background and to be in line with each other for the shot really to have impact so the field of view was enormous. This was made possible with this lovely lens.

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 02:37:38 PM »

It looks like an excellent image, Enda, and I do understand why you would want to protect it. But you don't half make it look sh1t with such a low JPEG quality setting and so much watermarking.

John

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 02:55:32 PM »

It looks like an excellent image, Enda, and I do understand why you would want to protect it. But you don't half make it look sh1t with such a low JPEG quality setting and so much watermarking.

John

John
I'm posting the image to show it to people not to be judged on the "sh1t" image quality of the JPG. The original is 12500 pixels wide. I looked on your website and you have watermarks on them too. The reason I have it as a much more faded affect but throughout the image is the images on my website are 1800pixel wide and with content aware in CS5 it can easily remove single watermarks in a lot of situations where the subject is a landscape.
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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 03:15:28 PM »

Well, it's obviously up to you but IMHO you really don't do the picture justice. I don't have any issue with watermarking and your picture's format may well need more than one. But for me the way you've protected the picture completely ruins its impact.

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 03:21:31 PM »

The watermarking had no impact upon my first view of this stunning capture. With image theft on the internet so prevalent I don't blame you for protecting it as much as possible.
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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011, 04:40:32 PM »

Very well done.  Threats of falling and all!

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 09:23:17 AM »

Helluva picture Enda!

As Mike says, vertigo and all!
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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 10:25:22 AM »

Itís a beautiful shot.

A little tight on the left, and I agree with the others that the water marking is over done, but all the same a fine combination of sea, rocks and sky.

What time of day was it captured?

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 10:28:46 AM »

Hi Justan
Thanks so much. Don't forget the watermark doesn't come with the print!! :D.. The photo was taken shortly before sunset at the beginning of August. Te island is a photographer's dream, especially with a view camera. The rock formations there are stunning.
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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2011, 12:39:45 AM »

Hi Justan
Thanks so much. Don't forget the watermark doesn't come with the print!! :D.. The photo was taken shortly before sunset at the beginning of August. Te island is a photographer's dream, especially with a view camera. The rock formations there are stunning.

You sound very much like me, Enda, re heights! Worth the effort though.
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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2011, 04:19:11 AM »

Perhaps a couple of steps forward and you could have concentrated on the rocks in the foreground? ;) :)

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2011, 07:52:59 AM »

You sound very much like me, Enda, re heights! Worth the effort though.

I'm not even telling the full story because it's too embarrassing!

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2011, 09:40:02 AM »

I'm not even telling the full story because it's too embarrassing!

No skidmarks I trust?
[will the norteamericanos get that? ;)]
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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2011, 09:43:25 AM »

You're not far off.  :D

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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2011, 11:03:52 AM »

Great image Enda!

Any chance you could post a 100% crop of the bottom right corner? I'm really interested in the 28 for using with my P45+, but can't find any sample images (other than the test CI did with the IQ back) to have a look at. Curious about the quality of the image circle in the corners at 5/15mm shift.

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Re: Stone Monoliths, Tory island off Ireland
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2011, 11:17:16 AM »

No skidmarks I trust?
[will the norteamericanos get that? ;)]

I get it, but I watch allot of British film and TV.
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