Turf drying

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Turf drying

Ann Coates level-classic July 12, 2009

Great find and scenic capture Patricia. Gorgeous colours and love those mountains in the background. #1153283

Max Aureli July 12, 2009

WOW Patricia!!!! What a scenery you captured my friend!!!! And the mountains are gorgeous... silver!!!! It's an unusual scenery with those turf, really beautiful composition!!!!! #7732210

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 12, 2009

Hi Patricia,Beautiful capture.Truf for us is large fields of grass that our cut and rolled into little bales to be transplanted in to people yards.Like those mountain in back ground!!!!! #7732222

Gord MacEachern July 12, 2009

Beautiful scene Here Patricia, I have never seen turf cut and piled like this . Thanks for chance to see something new like this!! #7732302

John Connolly July 12, 2009

Wonderful light and contrast here Patricia! I have heard of this strange ritual, thanks for sharing! #7732347

Bonnie C. Lackey July 12, 2009

I have seen thousands of pictures but have never seen this scene ever before! Great job on a most original landscape! #7732360

Monnie Ryan July 12, 2009

Very unique and interesting -- a gorgeous scene, Patricia! This is such a beautiful part of Ireland! #7732400

Patricia Ronan July 12, 2009

Uploading another image to let you see how wet the bog is and where the turf is cut from. #7732489

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 12, 2009

Another spectacular view of your beautiful country,Patricia!!! I have said this before but you should be working for the Tourism Dept.!!! The colors, detail, lighting, clarity, & perspective are lovely!!!
Thanks for telling & showing us about this- I did not know that either!!! #7732632

Janice Mezzacappa July 12, 2009

Beautiful scenic shot Patricia it entails every aspect of a superb image! I miss Ireland and can't wait to go back, thanks for bringing me back through your eyes! #7732951

Mary K. Robison July 12, 2009

Patricia, this strikes me as a quintessential image of Ireland over the centuries ~ some things don't change, such as drying the sods of turf for fuel.
The colors and light are gorgeous here, and your composition is so on-the-mark, with the mountains and sky challenging the viewer to look away from the fascinating stacks in the foreground. Splendid capture, my friend! #7732968

Michelle Alton July 13, 2009

I can almost smell the heavy peaty aroma in the air. A magnificent way to reconect. #7733438

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe July 13, 2009

Interesting image from front to back...so much to see...beautiful! #7733859

ROLAN NARMAN July 13, 2009

Gorgeous composition and colors Patricia! Fantastic capture and pov! #7734700

Tiia Vissak July 13, 2009

cool colors, light & framing! #7735156

Patricia Ronan July 14, 2009

Thanks everyone:) #7739436

Wm Nosal July 15, 2009

Great Shot! Cool use, How is it Used? #7743201

Patricia Ronan July 16, 2009

Thanks Wm, the turf or peat as it is sometimes called is burned for heat or for cooking. #7746639

Colleen Farrell July 16, 2009

Fascinating landscape, Patricia! #7746737

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aperture,f 8 shutter,1/160.
A bog in Co. Galway, Ireland, with cut sods of turf left to dry for fuel.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 21.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL

Uploaded on July 12, 2009

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