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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-17
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ10
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-13 4:03
Viewed: 1424
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Donegal Castle:- situated right in the centre of Donegal town. For most of the last two centuries, the majority of the buildings lay in ruins, thankfully the castle was fully restored in the late 1990's.

Built in 1474,it consists of a rectangular keep with a later Jacobean style wing.Built on a bend by the River Eske, it is surrounded by a 17th century wall.

The castle was the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan, one of the most powerful Gaelic families in Ireland from the 5th to the 16th centuries.

Thank goodness that there are groups of people who are prepared to restore these old buildings for posterity.

I was particularly interested in the rectangular additions to the top of the castle, having never seen anything like these before.
Thanks for looking.

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Interesting architectural design--looks like a giant with big ears, but of solid construction. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-07-14 10:12]

Its as if an artist has added the greens in perfect positions to highlight the scene.
Your sky suits the colour of the stonework.
Yes, I agree how pleasing it is to have folk restore these treasures for us all to appreciate.

stv ;o))

Hi Jean
original Irish architecture. fine shot of the restored castle. very cleat textures and shapes. good handling of colors.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-07-14 10:59]

I like this Irish architecture and these stone walls, really a beautiful castle, well captured and presented

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2013-07-16 8:51]

Hello Jean,

Excellent architecture view of the castle, I like very much the color of the stone. POV and frame are perfect for the composition, light and color are good in control.
Have a good day.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2013-07-17 21:34]

Hi Jean,

Lovely Irish Castle with nice architecture. Nice exposure and colour, TFS

bonjour Jean
english old style; I like it, and the composition
bon dimanche

Ciao Jean, great view of fashinating building, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Jean, very interesting photo and great pov, also interesting history.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2013-09-09 17:56]

Texture of the walls and other details can be appreciated here. Good light and sharpness.


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