The Rock of Cashel

© Mitch Spence

The Rock of Cashel

Debra R. Harder 3/26/2009 9:11:13 AM

This is FABULOUS, Mitch! I was there, but it was pouring rain. Didn't get anything as beautiful as this! LOVE your dark sky...a perfect background for this amazing Celtic cross. SUPERB! Deb #1104279

Julianna J. Collett 3/26/2009 9:27:32 AM

Great pov , vivid color and wonderful detail! #7334884

Melissa Olsen 3/26/2009 9:54:44 AM

Fabulous Mitch...I mean just fabulous. I love that green and your comp and POV is fantastic. Here in CO we are having a blizzard and I can't even see the house across the street! #7334998

David Phalen 3/26/2009 9:59:29 AM

Awesome capture of a piece of Irish history!! Love the POV, colors and effects!! Very well done!! #7335015

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/26/2009 10:55:13 AM

Outstanding image, Mitch!!!!! Wonderful textures, lighting and details!!!!! :-) k #7335225

Tammy M. Anderson 3/26/2009 11:08:30 AM

Terrific pov, lighting and great sky. Well done, Mitch. #7335268

Phil Stith 3/26/2009 12:14:27 PM

What a beautiful place, Mitch. Terrific lighting and colors. #7335502

ALLEN O. HOWARD 3/26/2009 12:14:38 PM

WOW! What a tremendous image, Mitch!!! I'll say it again, "WOW!" #7335503

Susie Peek-Swint 3/26/2009 1:23:15 PM

Perfect light and comp Mitch ~ I love the stormy colours ~ great capture! #7335716

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/26/2009 2:31:00 PM

Beautiful that sky!! #7335941

Tamara K. Walker 3/26/2009 6:21:51 PM

Wonderfully composed, very beautiful. #7337292

Joan Powell 3/26/2009 7:10:30 PM

A most wonerful scene and perspective , and nice history lesson also ! #7337556

Carolyn M. Fletcher 3/27/2009 4:19:01 AM

What a beauty and the sky is awesome, too! Love that GREEN! #7338971

Susan Fox 3/28/2009 6:00:04 PM

wonderfully captured Mitch! Love the dramatic gray/stormy sky. #7346006

Nikki McDonald 3/28/2009 7:44:03 PM

Wonderful light and colors. The earthy golden browns of the cross, the greens of the grass -- especially the lovely light green in the distance -- and the blue-gray tones of the sky work wonderfully well together. Nice composition, too. #7346329

Mitch Spence 3/30/2009 10:36:20 AM

Julianne Bradford

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member since: 3/11/2009 Great color and contrast with that stormy sky and celtic cross Mitch. A very thought provolking shot. Nice work!
3/26/2009 9:09:18 AM

Ron McEwan

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member since: 10/3/2008 Outstanding Mitch, great crisp color here, the dramatic sky really adds contrast, well done.


Mitch Spence 3/30/2009 10:39:37 AM

Thanks, Deb, Julianna, Melissa, Dave, Kitty, Tammy, Phil, Allen, Susie, Shelly, Tammy, Joan, Carolyn, Susan, and Nikki! I appreciate it. We are, in the great scheme of things, still such a young country, it's hard to take in how many centuries of history are represented in a place such as this. #7352800

Lisa J. Boulden 3/30/2009 3:55:26 PM

A brilliant image, Mitch!
Amazing light and color within a wonderful composition!
~♥~Lisa #7353672

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/1/2009 4:23:48 PM

Incredible mood, details, composition, colors and light. Excellent work Mitch. I love it! A fav! #7361616

Joannie Bertucci 4/2/2009 12:46:34 AM

Mitch, I'm so envious of your trip to Ireland especially with magnificent images like this one! Please tell me how much you loved it! :-)
Congrats on your "Irish" EP! #7362477

Mitch Spence 4/4/2009 11:10:49 AM

Hi, Lisa, Donna, and Joannie--thank you. :) #7371559

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/20/2009 9:20:30 AM

Congratulations on your win in the Monthly Favorites contest at PG101!!! I'm very happy for you Mitch! Now on to the winners circle at BP!!!

Donna #7423462

Mitch Spence 4/20/2009 9:55:27 AM

Thank you so very much, Donna, for both your nomination and your encouragement. #7423519

Susana Ms Heide 4/20/2009 4:44:13 PM

BREATHTAKING colors! There is such a beautiful radiance about the lighting and the hues here! Just an amazing image, Mitch!! CONGRATS on your well deserved recognition at from 101!! #7424781

Mitch Spence 4/26/2009 9:03:53 AM

Thank you very much, Susana. #7451951

Nikki McDonald 6/5/2009 12:45:55 PM

Glad to see the EP here, Mitch. I'll be rooting for it. I'm off to France tomorrow a.m. and won't be back until the 17th. See you then. #7600738

Dianna Murphy 6/8/2009 2:55:56 PM

That is some beautiful light and color. Great POV too. #7609741

Mitch Spence 6/9/2009 2:04:11 PM

Hi, Nikki and Dianna, and thanks! #7613525

Jean B. Hall 6/16/2009 10:05:36 AM

Wow! I LOVE this. Keep thinking what a great cover it would make for a medieval mystery. #7636687

Mitch Spence 6/16/2009 12:29:39 PM

Interesting comment, Jean, on the book cover. Hey, I need to find those particular publishing folks and see it they want to buy this one. :) #7637072

Rich Helmer 6/29/2009 9:04:56 PM

Wonderful shot Mitch. Great composition, I love the winding road in the back! #7691523

Mitch Spence 7/2/2009 10:56:06 AM

Hi, Rich, and thank you very much. #7701252

Emile Abbott 9/1/2015 12:57:13 PM

Congratulations on finalist award, Mitch. #11353218

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/3/2015 4:41:19 PM

Congratulations Mitch on a beautiful Finalist. #11354617

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"Cashel" is the Anglicized version of the Gaelic word "Caiseal," meaning "fort." The site in Ireland was chosen by the Welsh as a fort in the 4th century and was later, in the 12th century, given to the Church. The site contains ancient Celtic elements, such as this cross, and various religious architectural features were added over the centuries, as the early fort became a center for worship. This view is from the grounds of the "Rock" out over the countryside.

Category: Travel and Place

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/90 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 12.00 mm, Model: NIKON D100

Uploaded on 3/26/2009 9:00:31 AM
Entered into contest on 7/26/2015 5:27:53 AM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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