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Copyright: Piotr Kurosz (kurekpit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 611 W: 120 N: 629] (2811)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Sandisk Ultra II 2GB, Cokin P121S Gradual Grey
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): kurekpit photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-19 11:24
Viewed: 3807
Points: 34
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Kilclooney Dolmen

This is Kilclooney Dolmen portal tomb in County Donegal, Ireland.
These monuments are sometimes called Diarmuid and Grania's bed. Diarmuid was a man that no woman could resist. Grania fell in love with Diarmuid at a party for her betrothal to someone else and they ran away. While being pursued by an army, they made their bed on cold stone and so these stone monuments came to be called Diarmuid and Grania's bed. In fact, this one was built thousands of years before Diarmuid and Grania were born. It was built before the pyramids in Egypt.

Photo taken In Donegal,Ireland 2008
Comments and critiques are most welcome.
Thanks for viewing.

* Piotr *


A dolmen (also known as cromlech, anta, Hünengrab, Hunebed, Goindol, quoit, and portal dolmen) is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb, usually consisting of three or more upright stones supporting a large flat horizontal capstone (table). Most date from the early Neolithic period (4000 to 3000 BC). Dolmens were usually covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow, though in many cases that covering has weathered away, leaving only the stone "skeleton" of the burial mound intact.

More Info: Dolmen


Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Focal Length: 15,0 mm
Exposure Time: 1,20Sec.
F-stop: f/13
ISO Speed - 100
Image Quality - RAW to JPG

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cze Piotr!

piekne kolory i widok!
swietne nibo i wybor tematu!
Pozdro z Italii


Extrordinary subject
Looks like a giant mushroom in a field of blue sky
great pov, colour, sharpness
just ag reat shot
this will be a 50 + pointer i guess :)



excellent composition, saturation and sharpness.

well done

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  • Mravka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 0 N: 270] (8806)
  • [2008-09-19 12:57]

Hi Piotr,
a great capture here, with excellent composition, light and colours..
regards, biljana

Beautifully composed and processed photo and being from Ireland makes it even more special for an Irish American like me. TFS


Good POV Piotr.
The bright blue sky makes a wonderful background for the Dolmen.
The composition is good with just a hint of the bg landscape.The colours in the grass and stones are beautifully lit by the sunshine.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Jonela Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 429 W: 1 N: 457] (3470)
  • [2008-09-19 15:38]

Hi Piotr,
This is a great composition IMHO, the colours are brilliant and the details are sharp and clean.
Great frame.
Good POV well done and TFS.

Well composed photo and nicely presented.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-09-19 23:04]

Beautiful shot...
Nice colors and composition...

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-09-20 11:25]


comme un grpos bolet ce dolmen, mangigique cette forme qu'il représente et ce merveilleux ciel tracé, de toute beauté, quelle image.

bravo et amitié


Beautifully saturated colours and a great composition. An unusual subject and sharp details throughout the picture.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-09-21 13:01]

What a great landmark this is. That top rock must have taken a lot of men to lift it up there.
Interesting notes Piotr - you explain it well.
It's is a well composed image, nicely set out and excellent colours too,

Hello Piotr,

I like the colors and contrasts carried out on this composition, the subject is well highlighted thus.
Good work

Hi Piotr, fascinating composition with great dolmen, fantastic sky, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Beautiful wild scene, I like the dramatic landscape--the sky, the arid stony land, the silhouette of the dolmen from another time...

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  • sp00l Silver Star Critiquer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 7] (16)
  • [2008-11-12 12:25]

Great! It looks a bit like an HDR photo, very fine colours and sharpness, a great angle you have chosen.


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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-11-12 13:21]

WOW looks like a big stone mushroom,
great exposure and comp

Hi Piotr

Stunning shot, I love the composition and the bold colours. The subject is superb, I would love to go and see these.



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