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Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea
21-FEB-2010

Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea

It was snowing when we went to bed last night but the morning sun soon melted
the dusting of snow so I knew that I'd have get in the car and drive somewhere
if I was to capture any snowy landscapes.
I've been lazy about going out and about to take photographs lately. And while
you won't catch me going on dawn expeditions in sub-zero temperature, I
thought it was time to venture away from the confines of home.
As I drove towards the port of Greenore I could see the interesting light
coming through the clouds above The Mournes, those mountains made famous by
the songwriter Percy French.
There was the usual gathering of sun afternoon drivers parked along the shore.
All sitting in their cars, looking at the sea.

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Jeff Real06-Mar-2010 17:03
I love the light in this scene. Captures the the sense of place and the mood perfectly ~V~
larose forest photos24-Feb-2010 02:45
Fantastic! Your caption sounds very familiar. Sounds like lines from a song that a group such as Planxty would do! V
Alan K24-Feb-2010 02:24
I missed this one on the day of posting... this is atmospheric with a capital "A". I think you've selected exactly the right amount of sea, land and (what a) sky. I feel like I need to put a coat on just looking at this. I don't normally say when I vote for an image, but I'll say it on this one...
LynnH22-Feb-2010 17:27
Love seeing the sunbeams on the mountain tops! Delightful scene!
Neal Nye22-Feb-2010 12:20
I had to hunt up the song on YouTube. Beautiful! Beautiful image.
Keith O'Brien22-Feb-2010 12:13
Lovely scenery, but looks cold! V
pkocinski22-Feb-2010 00:10
Don't know the song but this is a great image!
Doug Cruden21-Feb-2010 22:03
A wonderful wintry image, Mairead...I love the subdued light and colours, a perfect day for warming yourself at the hearth when you get in....it looks cold out there!
slhoornstra21-Feb-2010 22:01
The sun peeking over the mountains is a delight. A nice account of your morning!! V
tinkerb21-Feb-2010 21:42
Nice moody capture first time I have ever seen a picture of the Mountains of Mourne
laine21-Feb-2010 21:20
And now I will be singing that beautiful song all day !!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)21-Feb-2010 21:06
Fantastic tones and mood, awesome image.V
Paolo
Phillip Normanton21-Feb-2010 20:27
A superb view from your excursion :o)
Máire Uí Mhaicín21-Feb-2010 20:26
The snow-capped Mournes draw the eye very effectively into this image.
John Reynolds21-Feb-2010 20:12
Beautiful landscape image Mairead.
John
Johnny JAG21-Feb-2010 20:08
Dawn at sub-zero is my favourite! Nice shot with that distant light.
McGarva21-Feb-2010 19:52
Wonderful view! Is this in Newcastle, NI? ... great light on the furthest mountain
Stephanie21-Feb-2010 19:21
Oh my...... I just do not picture Ireland to have snow-capped mountains. This is lovely Mairead! V
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