© Mitch Spence


Uploaded: July 01, 2010 07:24:12


An ancient Celtic stone and much more recent church in the Irish countryside. This is a rework of one from several years ago.

Nature and Landscapes

Exif: F Number: 20, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 2222222/100000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: NIKON D100


Melissa Olsen July 01, 2010

I would love to visit this countryside...I would most likely get caught up in the history. Fantastic job Mitch! #1283916

Jack Ryan July 01, 2010

What a beautiful image!!! Very well composed and the detail and colors are excellent as well. A beautiful country...and your photo does it justice. Well done. #8727659

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 01, 2010

Great comp and dramatic capture Mitch!! Nice work! Jeff #8727721

Patricia A. Stalter July 01, 2010

Oh girl... you done a good rework here! #8727731

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 01, 2010

WOW!! Just beautiful, Mitch. Fantastic composition and lighting. #8727762

Marty Straub July 01, 2010

Huge impact from your pov, Mitch. Love the contrast of old and new, and you give us such a wonderful view to go with it. #8727817

Monnie Ryan July 01, 2010

Fabulous, Mitch -- even if I'm Irish only by proxy (Jack), this is a country I'd love to visit. Wonderful composition and detail! #8727942

Joanna Madloch July 01, 2010

Amazing picture, Mitch. Just stunning comp and effect. #8728094

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic July 01, 2010

Fantastic composition!, Very dramatic image Mitch!,
Amalia #8728234

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 01, 2010

It's STILL an incredible capture, Mitch! Beautiful re-work! :-) k #8728655

Janie S. Oliver July 01, 2010

Absolutely amazing. Beautiful capture. #8728870

David Phalen July 01, 2010

Fabulous POV with excellent tones. textures and sky!! Very well done Mitch!! #8728871

Joannie Bertucci level-classic July 01, 2010

A quintessencial Irish country side composition Mitch! The land of my ancestors! #8729088

Michelle Alton July 02, 2010

Makes one wonder just WHAT was being worshipped in that ancient day. A very thought provoking and lovely view of ancient Ireland. #8729478

Leslie McLain level-classic July 02, 2010

Beautiful capture and perspective, Mitch. I love the brooding feel of the image which goes along so well with the ancient castle. #8729662

Karen Celella July 02, 2010

Great work in giving this gorgeous landscape a revival, Mitch. #8730189

Kathryn Wesserling July 03, 2010

You nailed the image and the underlying concept perfectly, Mitch. #8731946

Mitch Spence level-classic July 03, 2010

Thank you, everyone. I'm so pleased that you like it. #8732056

Terry Cervi level-classic July 12, 2010

Gorgeous work, Mitch!! #8751122

Awdrey M. Hamilton July 13, 2010

Very impressive...looks like something out of a fairy tale to me. #8760579

Mitch Spence level-classic July 15, 2010

Terry and Awdrey, thank you! I appreciate it. #8765515

Kerry Penn level-classic July 17, 2010

Oh wow! What a cool shot. Everything about it is great--composition, detail, color. Just wow! #8769295

Mitch Spence level-classic July 18, 2010

Thank you very much, Kerry. #8771376

Susan K. Snow July 31, 2010

Beautiful composition, perspective, tonality and details, Mitch. The sky is perfect with the mood of scene. Very well done! #8798104

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic August 08, 2010

Mitch, this is my favorite image. Maybe it tis to my Irish heritage, or do to the trip I took to Ireland when I was young. I just love the countryside there. I know Stuart is British, but my favorite part of the UK that I saw was Wales. It is actually his favorite part too. #8813580

Mitch Spence level-classic August 12, 2010

Thank you very much, Amanda. My husband's Scottish, and we went there many years ago but just barely touched on Wales. #8822874

Joanna Madloch August 13, 2010

Congrats, Mitch! #8825668

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic August 13, 2010

Congratulations Mitch on this beautiful Finalist! #8825738

Jack Ryan August 13, 2010

Way to go, Mitch...congrats again. #8826812

Craig W. Myers level-addict August 13, 2010

Fine comp and excellent storytelling. #8827132

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 13, 2010

So much ageless drama here, Mitch -- in the subject, the lighting, the tones. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #8827704

Monnie Ryan August 13, 2010

Fabulous, Mitch - congratulations on a well-deserved Finalist! #8828703

ALLEN O. HOWARD August 13, 2010

Excellent Mitch! Congratulations! This is good!!! #8828790

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 14, 2010

wonderful finalist, congratulations! #8830724

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 14, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8831076

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 14, 2010

Congratulations on this awesome Finalist Mitch!

jo ann c. #8831976

Debra R. Harder August 14, 2010

Love, love, love this, Mitch!! Wonderful POV, lighting and overall mood. Congratulations on another BRILLIANT finalist! Deb #8832731

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 14, 2010

WTG on all your awesome finalists, Mitch! :-) k #8834428

Christine Czernin level-classic August 14, 2010

This is such a wonderful capture, with everything working together.
I can see it on a book cover of a mystery novel in Ireland.
Good luck. #8834771

Patti Coblentz August 15, 2010

Like a fantasy...congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Mitch! #8834989

Ken Smith level-classic August 16, 2010

Nice rework, Mitch..paid off...congrats to you!! #8838620

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic August 16, 2010

Beautiful image..Congratulations on a well deserved finlist !! #8841548

Linda Blair August 17, 2010

Gorgeous Mitch...congratulations!!! #8842635

Claudine Grove August 17, 2010

Good eye, congrats #8843514

Mitch Spence level-classic August 19, 2010

Thank you, everyone, for your congratulations and comments. They and you are always appreciated. #8848474

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