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Kylemore Abbey in Autumn

Kylemore Abbey in Autumn
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-06
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/480 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): colors of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-09 2:21
Viewed: 2497
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A photo from my archieves which I would like to share.
I loved this place and it's still one of my favourites.

Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I.

Originally called Kylemore Castle, it was built between 1863 and 1868 as a private home for the family of Mitchell Henry, a wealthy politician from Manchester, England who was also MP for Galway County from 1871 to 1885. After the death of his wife Margaret in 1875, Mitchell did not spend much time there. He and his wife are both buried in the small mausoleum near the church in the grounds of the abbey. Notable features of the abbey are the neo-Gothic church (built between 1877 and 1881), a miniature replica of Norwich Cathedral, made from local green Connemara marble, and the Victorian walled garden.

The abbey houses a secondary girls' boarding school, Kylemore Abbey International Girls' School. The house and gardens are open to the public. The nuns have decided to close the school in 2010, although they do not plan to sell the property and will continue to reside there.

The name Kylemore originates from the Irish words Coill Mhór – meaning Great Wood.

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hello Francis
how are you friend?
fine view
lovely composition and fine green all the way
interesting architecture , fine reflections and nice pov
good focal length and the depth

Manuj Mehta

Hi Francis!
nice green mood! very nice composition with excellent colors, light and details...edges of the monastery are so sharp...great work!
best regards,

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-09 2:26]

Hi Francis...
Beautiful place...
Nice shot with so nice autumns colors and composition...

Hello Francis,
Beautiful composition with stunning reflection and brillant green tones. Whitye color of building is well contrasted with surronding tones.
Selahattin E

Hi Francis
I remember this pov from our visit to Kylemore Abbey.
splendid Autumn colors and reflections.
wonderful architecture of the abbey, well captured.
nicely framed.

Francis this is a excellent shot with grt details looks very serene and you have captured the beutey of the area perfectly
tfs bryan

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-09 4:27]

Hi Francis

Superb reflections, with good colour & reasonable sharpness. The fg hedge adds depth. Congratulations!

hi francis
beautiful shot excellent pov,great colours and detail,I have tried to photograph on 3 different occasions each time with a total washout,

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-09 5:52]

Hi Francis,

This is a nice scenic shot of the Abbey. The reflections are nicely captured and I like that you've included the greenery in the foreground. TFS

Best regards,

Olá Francis

Um cenário encantador e bem retratado.
Cores em harmonia e belos reflexos.
Arquitetura magnífica.

Hello Francis, although you took this shot in November, it still has a very 'green' look to it;but of course you were in the Emerald Isle!
Excellent composition with the Abbey perfectly placed in the shot.
Good sharpness and good DoF.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Francis
wonderful architecture
very beautiful view
with perfect colors.

Magnificent shot!
Beautiful view and lovely architecture.
Great POV and fantastic colors.

Hi Francis,

Great capture of the monastery with wonderful landscape!

Lovely colors are captured with great sharpness and from a nice POV, make this image a wonderful work. The colors are purely natural and the contrasts are great.

Well done.

best regards,

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-11-09 9:40]

I like the look and teh feel of this photo. The way you composed this gives it a feeling of cut-off from the civilization and lonelyness. Well done.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-11-09 11:35]

Hi Francis,
Beautiful shot with a perfect PoV and backdrop of great colours. TFS

Hi Francis,
What a beautiful panorma vith superb reflectioni POV, colours and reflection.TFS.


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  • Lolo54 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 171 W: 0 N: 2] (1308)
  • [2009-11-09 13:23]

Excellent and unusual framing, very good textures and colors, great depth and better definition, congratulations. A greeting

Hello Fransx,
Wouaw!!! Voici une belle résidence, c'est tout à fait splendide, merci pour la note.
Un magnifique ensemble, une image capturée avec beaucoup de goût.
Fantastiques reflets et les couleurs douces, tout ceci donne une ambiance apaisante. j'aime.
Bonne soirée et agréable semaine.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-11-09 16:49]

dear Francis Xavier,
quiet and mysterious atmosphere is superb.
white castle like live and watching this beautiful lake view, and its reflection on the rippled water too.
various green colors with partial autumn colors make splendid scene, this is really wonderful place to pass peaceful time.
thank you for your excellent picture,

Hi Francis
What a beautiful place and capture
Amazing colors, architectural details and reflections
Thanks for sharing

Francis Xavier
Une superbe abbaye dans un somptueux écrin de verdure et le petit plus apporté par les reflets. Belle photo

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  • peiman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 122 W: 23 N: 44] (1167)
  • [2009-11-09 23:26]

hi francis
beautiful shot.
lovely autumn colors and nice reflection.
the foreground is perfect but if you could take an uper pov and the reflection was complet it could be more attractive.
tfs peiman

Hello Francis Xavier! Amazing castle, wonderful scenery, excellent landscape. Nice light and colours. Good POV and composition. Very good shot. Well done!

Hi, Francis. A very good scenic photograph indeed with a good point of view, clarity and soft lighting. I congratulate you on a excellent choice of the subject. Your choice of framing also goes along with the subject. The composition and the colors are very good. Cheers.

Hello Francis!
Beautiful castle and vera nice your point of view!
Lovely green ambiance and good sharpness!
Best regards!

Bonjour Francis.
Un cadrage parfait met en valeur ce magnifique château au bord de l’eau.
Les couleurs naturelles sont parfaites.

Bonne jourée.

Hi Francis,
What a beautiful landscape and Castle. Vivid natural colors, architectural details, beautiful forest and lovely reflections in the water creates one wonderful stage.
Good work.

Best regards,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-11-12 12:13]

Hello FX!
Well composed picture from Connemara! Good and photogenic place. Good wetather you had there.
Nice picture.
Janek Kloss

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-11-12 13:51]

What an absolutely perfect setting for this Castle Francis Xavier. You have certainly captured its strong architectural design. Looks like it has beautiful grounds as well,must be well worth visiting.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-11-15 4:40]

Looks almost like it is photoshopped into the green Franzx,beautyful castle.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-11-15 9:49]

Hi Francis!
Fantastic capture.
Splendid pastel colours and great sharpness.
Amazing details and reflections on the water.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2009-11-16 20:03]

Great photo! Francis
The reflection of the castle is so beautiful.
Very good POV, DOF

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