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Copyright: james byrne (jimmybb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 336 W: 0 N: 168] (3692)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: canon G10
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-25 0:31
Viewed: 1275
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the most famous Royal Sites is located at Tara, Co. Meath. The Hill of Tara has been home to druids, warriors and was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The Hill of Tara today has the ruins of the royal enclosures, and circular mound formations. There is a statue of Saint Patrick on the Hill of Tara plus an unusual shaped stone called the Lia Fail or Stone of Destiny. Legend has it that when the true high King of Ireland touched the stone it cried out. Make sure if you get the chance to touch the stone and see if anything happens !!This legend is very similar to the Arthur and excalibur.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2009-08-25 0:36]

Hello neighbour,
what a sky, I like the intensive colors of this picture, very interesting subject and excellent photo

Hello James! Very interesting place, interesting legend. Good shot and very good info. Nice light and colours. Perfect frame. Well done!

Bonjour James.
Un très bon cadrage vertical qui met en valeur cette image.
Contraste et couleurs sont aussi parfaits, bravo.
Bonne journée.


hello James
hope you are doing well at your end
interesting vertical composition, were you on the height?
good mood of the weather and fine dark clouds you have captured here
nice depth, well pp wok handled

Manuj MEhta

Hi James,

good shot and good details. nice use of lights here wnd well framed.


Hi Jimmy,

The sky is in stark contrast to the grass by the stone being so black and ominous. The Royal enclosures would have had a very commanding view of their surroundings. The colours are very vivid the details very sharp great pov and nice dof. The only thing that caught my eye was the mysterious circle in the lighter part of the sky it looks like you have tried to burn something or maybe it's proof of UFO's.


Good morning, James!

What a breathtaking view to the great landscape, exposed under a furious cloudy sky! The mood is great in the picture and the tomb-stone located in the FG bring feeling of ghope into the picture. The lush green color of the grass is very well shown and gives great contrast to the dark clouds.
Great scenario!

Thanks for posting!

Paras Bhalla

Hi Jimmy

Prefect capture I'm loving the G10 it takes such beautiful pictures
it makes me want to get out and use mine more.
Well done Jimmy


Magnifico colorido ,profundidad y encuadre
muy buen trabajo
un saludo

Hi James,
A nice composition and presentation of this famous Royal Sites at Tara, good colors and dramatic sky,
Excellent POV./DOF. Nice note for the sujet and lovely framed..

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  • Lolo54 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 171 W: 0 N: 2] (1308)
  • [2009-08-25 10:34]

buena toma de la nubes amenazando tormenta y la luz del monumento en el primer plano contrasta con el cielo negro,
buen encuadre y buena composicion, abrazos.

good shot of the threatening storm clouds and the light of the monument in the foreground contrasts with the black sky

good shot and good composition, hugs

Hi James

Like the contrast between the very dark sky and statue in the foreground.
Nice composition setting the statue off centre.
Good shot.

Regards Derek

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13342)
  • [2009-09-02 13:53]

Hello James.
When I was there I was thinking how to capture this place. As I told you ... you are a master of composition! Great capture, inspiration to me to be back on Tara Hills ...
Thank you and regards!

Janek Kloss

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