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Statue of Mary on Minaun Hill, Achill Island, Ireland
Lens: DA 12-24@12 Camera: K5lls Photo Location: County Mayo, Ireland ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/80s Aperture: F22 
Posted By: mahanpots, 09-13-2020, 05:36 PM

My wife and I couldn't make it to Ireland this year. Hopefully, we'll get there next year. I took this shot in 2017. The statue is atop the third highest peak on Achill Island and about a mile walk from a parking area. Beautiful views. This was taken around noon on a clear day. I exposed for the sky and brought details with Adobe Camera Raw.

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09-13-2020, 11:00 PM   #2
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Lovely spot, I camped on the beach there in 1961
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Lovely spot, I camped on the beach there in 1961
I don't think the statue was there then. I think it was erected in the 1980s. I imagine the beach hasn't changed much, but Ireland sure has since 1961. Have you been back?
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A beautifully composed seascape. Very nice!

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I don't think the statue was there then. I think it was erected in the 1980s. I imagine the beach hasn't changed much, but Ireland sure has since 1961. Have you been back?
No the statue was not there. I lived in Whitehead Co. Antrim for a year, I went back for the summer in 1962 and cycled from Larne to Cork and back with a school friend. Have not been back since.
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Beautiful image capturing the statue with a fantastic panorama backdrop. Well done.
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No the statue was not there. I lived in Whitehead Co. Antrim for a year, I went back for the summer in 1962 and cycled from Larne to Cork and back with a school friend. Have not been back since.
My wife is from Ireland. Her family all lives there. I'd love to hear about your trip. The roads in Ireland have improved some, for sure, but you could probably take the same route you took back in '62. There's an Irish tune I play on flute called "Trotting to Larne." I don't know what it was like in the early 60s, but later on, it was quite a rough place, apparently. You might rather be trotting away from Larne.

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A beautifully composed seascape. Very nice!

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Beautiful image capturing the statue with a fantastic panorama backdrop. Well done.
Thank you.
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Cool shot. Thanks for sharing.

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