May 16, 2013

Mount Errigal, Ireland

Photograph by Derek Smyth, Your Shot

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While en route to another photo assignment I was drawn to this perfect reflection of Mount Errigal in the clear still water of Dunlewey Lough. I quickly set up my tripod and worked on getting this composition using the small bushes to break up the foreground. Mount Errigal is in County Donegal, Ireland. —Derek Smyth

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81 comments
Natalie McCrystal
Natalie McCrystal

I've had the pleasure of climbing Mount Errigal for a sponsored charity event and it was an amazing experience. From the top of the mountain you can see a lot of little lakes and greenery everywhere. You can even see in the middle of the mountain at the peak, the tracks of the paths used by hikers.

Mairead K.
Mairead K.

This photo's composition and colors are stunningly beautiful! I love the contrast of great and small. 

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Shannon T
Shannon T

It kind of looks like the bushes are floating in the sky. Ireland is so beautiful, I hope I get to go there some day. Thank you for the lovely photo Derek.

selva
selva

Amazing.....shot....


Richard Madden
Richard Madden

Mount Errigal, or simply Errigal is a 751-metre mountain near Gweedore in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. It is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains, the tallest peak in County Donegal, and the 76th tallest peak in Ireland.

Norm Chu
Norm Chu

How come there is no shadow from the plants on the foreground?

Martin Lorberg
Martin Lorberg

Ooooops. Northern, but it is actually on the west side and truly in Ireland. Nevermind. :-)

Martin Lorberg
Martin Lorberg

A beautiful picture of an incredible countryside.  However it is not in Ireland.  It is in another country with a different government that happens to be on the same island with Eire.  It is important that an organization with Geographic in it's name understand the political georgraphic boundaries of the world. No matter how much Vermount wants to be New Hampshire, it cannot be so.

juli breeze
juli breeze

I really enjoy this picture. This shows Gods power. tnx:)

Tabitha Sage
Tabitha Sage

Cool photo!!!!! You can see the reflection of the mountain in the water. Looking at the trees, it looks like it is fall. 

B. slender man
B. slender man

This photo is a amazing because you got the reflection of the mountain.And the way you the people on the mountain simply amazing  

CoShane Rich
CoShane Rich

this is a cool photo and i like that how you took the photo when the house on the side.Also the mountain is in the middle.

Micaela Mustache
Micaela Mustache

This photo is really cool. I like how the water is really clear that you can see the mountains reflection.

Ayisha Christmas
Ayisha Christmas

This picture is really cool! I really like the reflection, it's so clear! Is that smoke coming out of the top, or just a cloud?

Ebonie Drine
Ebonie Drine

I love this photo. I love how the mountains reflections in the water and the little trees are out of the water. this is a VERY GOOD PHOTO.

Bodell Cougars
Bodell Cougars

I really like this picture. Did you take it from a boat or on another island, or from the mainland.

matthew s.
matthew s.

Wow is it naturally Flooded or did it just flood that once. Because wouldn't it kill the tree saplings. 

delbert knightman
delbert knightman

This photo is really awesome!! and FANTASTIC!!! really good shot from the trees to the mountains are really cool!.

Kobe Johnson
Kobe Johnson

This is a really awesome picture the reflection looks like a crater. It actually looks like a whole chunk of earth torn out.

Aidan Nunook
Aidan Nunook

A very nice photo, my favorite part of the photo is that the mountain and house are reflected by the lake and how the whole scene is nice and tranquil.

Isaiah The Hottie
Isaiah The Hottie

This is really cool. I love the way the water is making the mountain look like it is looking in a mirror. Are the white spots snow if so then how is it surviving the hot blazing sun. Nice photo.

Shai Shai
Shai Shai

The mountain looks BEAUTIFUL! Did the trees really grow in the middle of the Dunlewey Lough or is the water just high?AMAZING photo!

corbin beast
corbin beast

COOL.  I like how you can see the reflection of the mountain and the trees so clear in the water.  NICE

journee journee
journee journee

This is a fantastic photo I like the how the water is sort of shallow and how that there are two trees in the water.This is such a good photo.

Tina Crofts
Tina Crofts

What a peaceful lake! Perfect place to relax. The people living on the shore of the lake and foot of the mountain are very lucky.

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