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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: 2009-07
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D-70s, tamron 18-250
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-05-02 0:39
Viewed: 1865
Points: 37
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One of the few remaining windmills in Ireland,this is a totally renovated one ,and is purely a tourist attraction.situated in skerries out the outskirts of dublin
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nice pov James the spring like colurs are very sharp and ou have a lovely sky i might have been inclined to make it more pamoramic by taking some of the path out but thats just me nice work
tfs regards bryan

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2010-05-02 1:19]

Hi James,
this is a very classical capture. I belief that you have produced a very strong photographic concepts. The perspective, the rules of third,texture and colours. They are there to be seen obviously. Excellent view and i must congratulate you for such an excellent presentation.
The composition is well thought and the colours are so intense.
Well done.


Hello James,

The shot looks attractive from the thumbnail, an essential element in this type of gallery.
I like how you have positioned the pathway leading from the bottom corner, it makes a natural lead into the frame, towards your focal windmill.
The sunlight has created the most interesting shadow patterns on the white, cylindrical walls and the whole structure shows off well against the blue, whispily-detailed sky.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-05-02 1:47]


Il y a un peu de bruit dans le ciel, mais la fuyance est superbe, le ailes accompagnes le mouvment de nuages et la route en Y, très belle compo.

merci et maitié


Nice picture with beautiful colors.
The wind mill look very nice.
Best greetings.Alin.

Hi James

What a beautiful landscape. That windmill is very well exposed and the presence of the path is inviting. A very nice summer sky, a bit noisy though IMO. A well balanced photo. By the way, what's that fortress on the left hand side6



A very good shot, you know very well complement the light and composition to achieve some beautiful colors. Good work!! Carme

Hello James,

Striking thumbnail. I love the composition with thge leading lines and perspective guiding us to explore the whole shot.

On the negative side, Like my predecessors , I do not like much the noise created with your post processing works. Perhaps you might have pushed too much the saturation of colors.

Many programs are available to get rid of this problem. A very convivial one is Neat Image.

See the WS to find more about it.

I hope you will find it useful,

paisaje Perfecto. muy buena la foto!

Hello James,an unusual sight,a windmill with five vanes!
A good composition with a good PoV looking up to the windmill,suggesting a windy spot[?]The path leads us towards the mill and up to the blue sky with the clouds directing our eyes around the shot.
Tfs, regards Jean.

The low POV and the low placement of the horizon/hill line in this shot combine to give this shot some beautiful proportions.

Maybe my eyes are failing me these days but I don't see any issue with noise in this shot, it may be present but it doesn't bother me in the least.


Beautiful shot James! LOVE the extreme wide angle, the processing has a magical touch..you could push it even further maybe 10 more points contrast and brightness and make it POP more. I may try a WS for you, just to show you!

hello james, absolutely stunning picture! amazing blue sky with green grass, ....well done..and the wind mill fit just perfectly !


Hi Jimmy,

A wonderful perspective you have chosen for this location!

The wind mills placed well offcentered and the blue sky with partial clouds, and the sunlight, all make this an amazing composition.

You keep a good balance on exposure and inclusion of the green field also enhances the beauty of the shot immensely.

Best regards,

great photo, beautiful composition.
I have always admired the look of these giants.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13322)
  • [2010-05-03 0:52]

Hello Jimmy.
Nice shot from Skerries.
Good weather you had.
I like colours here and your point of view.
Janek Kloss

Hi James
Good composition you've captured in this wide shot
Green land and blue sky is one of my favorite themes
Agree with a higher contrast...thanks
Best wishes, Alireza

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-05-03 13:33]

Hello James! That's a very good composition my friend! All the elements are well placed in the frame, sky and grass are respecting the rule of thirds. Nice colors and very good exposure. Well done!


Hola James
Fantastica imagen de este molino que parece desafiar al viento , buen encuadre situando el elemento en un lado y con el camino que da profundidad , color y luz bien aplicados , una excelente composicion , felicidades

buen dia
un saludo

Bonjour James,
Magnifique composition très bien présentée. J'aime le moulin à droite pour laisser priorité au chemin qui se sépare.
Merci du partage.

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