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Copyright: Janek Kloss (moli) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: County Mayo
Theme(s): Sheep and Lambs, Silver Tulip Award, m o l i, Sheep of the World - Second Chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-21 17:49
Viewed: 8408
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 152
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sheep - The Guardians.

Guardians on Deserted Village on Achill Island.

The Deserted Village at Slievemore consists of some 80 - 100 stone cottages located along a mile long stretch of road on the southern slopes of Slievemore mountain.Slievemore is the largest and most recently abandoned of several 'booley' settlements on Achill Island.The Deserted Village at Slievemore is a haunting reminder of times past. An hour spent meandering from cottage to neighbouring cottage, along the ancient track and through adjacent fields with their lazybed ridges and furrows is a journey back in time. Sheltered under the slopes of Slievemore and hidden from the 21st century, this tranquil corner of a remote island is a perfect place for quiet reflection and remembrance.

Check the Map:[view] for the exact location.

Thanks for your time Folks.
Janek Hans Kloss

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  • jityna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 119 W: 7 N: 162] (1083)
  • [2007-05-21 17:52]

Hi Janek, beatiful capture! The misty background gives some spaecial mystic atmposphere :-) Framing is great!

Hello Janek, good POV, I like the profiles of the sheep against the misty b/g.The green grass adds to the scene.
TFS, regards Jean.

Hi Janek,
Thanks my friend for this gorgeous misty shot. It creates a very attractive mood with razor-sharp capture of these sheeps. Perfect frame! And I like you use of the Map:view provision, it is really and bonus, every time I'm curious were I end up with your picture. Well done my friend!

Hellou Janek.
Amazing photo. Shot is really strong in emotions and gentle same time. Great colour and compopsition. Well done. tfs. Stev

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-05-21 18:07]

Beautiful!! You'd almost think that those stones on the bottom are little sunlights...(if you look very fast :))

You did a great job with this photo!

A strong compo! Well seen and well taken!



A lovely image Janek. If I had the money I would visit the country my Father was born in and many of my Mother's ancestors also. LOvely light, good colour and excellent detail. TFS

Beautiful work - I love the atmosphere of the photo. Great view and the use of light is very effective.

beautifull composition.. nice pov.. lovely cold colors..
great the fog on the background.. it hides a unkown landscape..

Hi Janek,
Lovely image! I love the mist with the sheep against it. Good POV and great lighting. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Excellent capture. Nicely composed, with good exposure and color.


This is beautiful image. You captured very well. I like the angle of lighting and stands out from the BG. Lovely.

Well done Janek.


Hello Janek!
Lovely composition with nice colours and good light!
Beautiful point of view!
Excellent done!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-05-21 21:09]

Hi Janek...
What beautiful soft colors and lighting. Well dan.
I love to see your photos.
Regrd. George

Hi Janek, really a great photo, the fog and the guardians great compo, nice POV and sharpen, Congratullations.


Witaj Janek:.....You did it again another little masterpiece... I like everything about this one....... thanks for the pleasure......Roman

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-05-21 23:51]
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Interesujaca nota i fota jak najbardziej. Bardzo dostojnie te welnodajki tu wygladaja, ciekawy gatunek z tymi czarnymi lebkami, ale najbardziej podoba mi sie cala kompozycja bo ona tak fajnie zrobily przystanek na tym wzgorku, a za nimi w tle taki niesamowity stok. Super robota Janku - gratuluje.
Serdeczniaki - Tomek

Hi Janek,
What a great composition.Well captured.TFS.


bonjour janek
quelle merveilleuse photo, un paysage brumeux et à l'avant plan une superbe netteté,

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-05-22 3:36]

Hi janek beautiful light in this picture and a good comp.
Gr Jos

Hello Janek,
Probably the best sheep capture this spring..?
The image speaks for itself...
Pablo -

Hi Janek:
Here everything is working for you:)
Your control on the lighting via exposures is PERFECT...
sharpness and composition is working hand in hand...
Its niether your camera nor your lens, but the hands that held it...
Most of all I like the gradient light as to how it starts and ends diognally...

as usual, a magic shot. very good contrast and composition

as I see your snapshot, it make me love Ireland more and more :)

I Want to go there again !

Hi Janek,
stunning shot! I love the low light and the mood in it. The BG and green grass are looking simply lovely, and the guardians... great idea!

Have a lovely day!

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-05-22 6:43]

Hola Janek,
precioso trabajo amigo,
bellos tonos y excelente habitat rural...
genial trabajo amigo,

Hej Janku!!
..no coz mozna mowic na taka piekna fotke!!!??
Wspaniala praca... i ta lekka mgielka dodaje fantastycznego klimatu..bardzo ciekawy i niespotykany widok!!

hello janek!
perfect photo, i like it. :-))

Hi Janek,
Beautiful scene! I love the direction of the light. Great colors and sharpness.
well done,

The Guardian Sheep ;-)

And where's Collie? :-)

Nice shot, great background view.

Seems like they're looking out for something.


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  • Kicki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 0 N: 53] (1189)
  • [2007-05-22 16:25]

Rewelacyjny tytuł! Irlandzkie owieczki są super i tak też udało Ci się je przedstawić. Fajne widoki w tle! Miłego wieczoru:)

Hi Janek,
Beautiful scene and amazung shot. I love this composition with fog and the sheeps. The misty background gives some special mystic effect.

Good work,

woooooow! super photo! nice composition, nice colour among the misty or fogy sky...and well presented in general...

*** ursula ***

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-05-23 4:42]

Hi Janek,
WOW!! Excellent use of side light.
Absolute Masterpiece!! Eevery thing is working for you here, and very lovely presentation as well!!!

Wow Janek! This one belongs to your top ten goo0d shots!!
Super! The Silver Tulip award for this!!

Ale slicznotki te owieczki. Och, to chyba sa same barany.
Niezla zaloga. Bardzo ladne swiatlo i moment oczekiwania na cos...
bardzo udane zdjecie.
pozdrawiam Aga

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2007-05-23 7:12]

very funny picture

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-05-23 7:33]

Hi Janek ;)
great point of view, nice atmosphere...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Lovely post Janek !

Brilliant timing with those sheeps looking in the same direction. The foggy mood is very well captured.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-05-23 8:22]

Hi Janek,
very well composed nature shot. Love the lighting and the POV.
Very well done.

Hello Janek

Beautiful visual, I am amazed with such beauty, it is wonderful to see this scenery.
a rich beautiful landscape in the details and this fog to the bottom in the mountain is perfect.


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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-05-23 10:58]

Welk een mooie sfeer opname..
Eerst dacht ik aan een "ribeye"

Hi Janek,

LOVELY shot. The goggy background, and those sheeps look wonderful. Nicely composed and presented. TFS


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-05-23 15:45]

Witaj Janku,
Bardzo ciekawe te owce z tymi czarnymi golwami.Wysmienita compozycyjnie fotka Janku.Klimat niesamowity.Jest swietna same plusy.
Sersecznie pozdrawiam.

Witam J-23.
Bardzo irlandzkie zdjecie. Mijalem takie obrazki setki razy, nigdy jednak nie udalo mi sie zrobic tym kreaturom zdjecia chocby w polowie tak dobrego. Jak to zrobiles, ze wogole nie zwracaja na ciebie uwagi. Ukryles sie we mgle? Nie zdziwilbym sie, w koncu Hans Kloss to najlepszy agent ;-)

I never visited Ireland but if I think of it I see images like this
The fog makes it mysterious
The Sheep’s country wise
The green Ireland
Very good photo

Hi Janek, lovely composition with splendid light, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2007-05-24 11:07]

Hi Janek real quite place i feel the mood of Irish countryside in this image foggy as it is beautiful place tfs bye Shimon

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-05-24 11:12]

A typical Irish scene has been composed with an immense skill. The angular light with low intensity which is illuminating the face of sheep is marvellous. An excellent post my friend.

Thanks for sharing it.

Wonderful mood shot of these sheep, Janek! The light coming through the fog just outside the frame adds a mystic ambiance.

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2007-05-25 5:50]


How are you doing?
This is a very beautiful picture. I think it has an amazing mood, it's very impressive. Then I think that you choose the best POV. Finally I love the way you treat the colors, it makes the whole even more intensive.


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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2007-05-25 16:35]

Bardzo ciekawe zdjęcie. Ładna kompozycja, kolory. Uroku też dodaje mgiełka.

Hi Janek,
A superb rural landscape image. I really like the contrast in the intensity of the sheep against the misty background.
Best wishes,

Beautiful and original compo, I did not imagine that sheep could look so well. Excellent framing and colors.



Hi Janek,
This is really awesome. The soft light really works magic. The fact that most of them look into the same direction, what looks to be the sea, give it a kind of human touch. WOnderfully composed, with a great low POV.

hej! wspaniala kompozycja!rewelacyjna sceneria!a jak ci sie ladnie poustawialy!gratuluje!

Such a great capture, the compo is perfect and the colours are great


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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-05-28 12:53]

Hi Janek,
great shot and a very beautiful composition...
I like the mood...
well done

Hi Janek

Splendid moment for shot...good angle..excellent background..

I like your portfolio..so expressive and vivid...

There are less members on TrekLens that have whole portfolio filled with mature , excellent pictures

Best regards

So many good things said about this already. I like the POV, the mosty colour, sheep looking in the same direction, .......

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  • reina Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 9] (256)
  • [2007-06-05 14:23]

Nice atmosphere here, you feel the abandoned place comming out of the picture. Well done. Reina

Hi Janek,
Very beautiful composition...
As everybody says...the contrast of the cleanness between the foreground and the background is splendid.
Very good job.

  • Great 
  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2007-09-14 21:56]

Wow! A nice One!

I really love it!

I like the depth of the front green and the behind silvery mist which helps the sheep (subject) come out very well!


impresinanes las sombras y perfecto enfoque


Urocze stworzenia, pewnie codziennie podziwiaja przepiekne krajobrazy, jak tak o tym mysle, to az marzy mi sie byc posrod nich;)

Fajna mgla, kolory no i ramka duzo daje:)

PS: Wesolych swiat;)

i find it very beautiful
maybe a little bit dark..
well done

fantastic view. very attractive for a printed post card. thanks janek.

Hi Janek !
This is absolutely superb. POV is breathtaking.
Well done. Best regards, Daniel

Hi Janek - A cool shot in that it makes me want to be there to share the beauty of this peaceful moment. I love the gradation of the foggy grey tones and silhouettes in the BG. It adds to the quality of your image. Well done! - Cordelia :))

Excellent. Light and angle are superb.

fantastic clarity! the background is also exceptionally well captured. what a great picture!

i was lining 2 years in Ireland .i found this photo so so IRELAND, the sheeps the field and the a bit misty atmosphere, make this photo beautiful and interesting well done
tell u the truth i love almost all yr work in treklens

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 57] (1145)
  • [2008-05-26 15:51]

Witaj, Przepiekne są te Twoje owce. Wspaniała mgiełka za nimi, rzeczywiście wyglądaja jak straznicy. Gratulacje!!!



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  • Grizz (26)
  • [2009-10-24 4:21]

Très belle atmosphère, belle photo.
Dommage que la ligne des moutons soit un peu trop centrée

Very nice atmosphere, beautiful photo.
May be the line of sheep is a bit too centered.

Merci pour ce delicieux partage!

This is nice image. You captured it very well.

Well done Janek.


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