Muckross Head, Donegal, Ireland by George Row

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  1. 15 th July 2014 View Count has reached 5,575

  1. 12th October 2013 View Count reached 4,000

Featured in seven Redbubble Groups – see History of this image on Redbubble for details
This panoramic image was the result of stitching four shots taken on a Canon 5D Mk II with a 24-70 zoom lens at 24mm. Exposure: f5.6, 1/1000, ISO400.

This is the cover image for my “Photographs of Ireland” Calendar.

The close-ups below are cropped from the over all panorama. To see the detail available for a print, click any of the closeup icons below and then use the arrows to scroll through. (Or pop-up a large version of the main image above and scroll on to the close-ups.)

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Muckross Head is a limestone outcrop on the Donegal coast, between Killybegs and the cliffs at Slieve League. This is a huge image – about 34 Mega pixels. It will deliver lots of fine detail even when printed at the maximum size available here.

In the distance, across Donegal Bay, can be seen Benbulben mountain in County Sligo.
Traloar Beach in the “armpit” of the peninsula, is said to be unsafe for swimming. However it is a favourite of local surfers.
From here on the hillside the waves can be seen forming as grey shadows in the water before they rise and break for the beach.

History of this image on Redbubble

  1. 1 st May 2014 View Count has reached 5,005
  2. 12th October 2013 View Count reached 4,000
  3. 10 th April 2013 View Count reached 3,000
  4. 14th October 2012 the view count passed 2,000
  5. 5th February 2012 Featured in Stunning Scenery
  6. 6th February 2012 became my fifteenth image to be Made a Featured photograph by Redbubble
  7. 6th February 2012 the view count passed 1,000 (1,025)
  8. 17th April 2012 Featured in The Freelance Photographers
  9. 22nd April 2012 featured in Featured For A Challenge
  10. 9th July 2012 featured in Kingdom United
  11. 19 th Sep 2011 Sold as a Print (18″×9″)
  12. 11 August 2011 the view count was 503
  13. 8 July 2011 Featured in The Challenge Corner
  14. 12 June 2011 Featured in So Blue
  15. September 2010 Featured in the group The World as we See It
  16. 11th August 2010 view count reached 102
  17. 2nd August 2010 Uploaded to Redbubble

After a day of photography on Paddy Byrne’s boat The Nuala Star (they also have a Facebook page), I was on my way to dinner at 22 Main Street (recently rebranded as: “Hugie’s Gastro Bar”) which is undoubtedly Killybegs’ finest restaurant.
The light and especially the clarity across Donegal bay was just so wonderful that, even though I was in danger of being late for dinner I indulged myself by taking the coast road and then could do nothing else but stop at this viewpoint and record the view.
Techie Photographic Details
This panoramic image was the result of stitching four shots taken at 6pm on 22 July 2010, on a Canon 5D Mk II with a 24-70 zoom lens at 24mm. Exposure: f5.6, 1/1000, ISO400. The program that stitched the images was Hugin.


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  • egcleveland
    egclevelandalmost 4 years ago

    Great Pano George, beautiful Image!

  • Eddie, Thanks. It was a bit of a departure for me, to leave the fisheye in the bag and shoot a partial panorama with just four shots with the zoom at 28mm on the EOS 5D MkII. But I do like the way it has turned out :-) George

    – George Row

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot, George. The colours are so rich and jewel-like. Heaven. Agnes xx

  • Agnes, Thanks. Yes it was a lovely evening. I was in that area for a week in mid-July – including a couple of afternoons spent sheltering from the rain in a local internet cafe – that evening probably had the best light I got all week! George

    – George Row

  • Alicia R. Bernal
    Alicia R. Bernalalmost 4 years ago

    Ireland is a most picturesque dream state…

  • Alicia, Thank you. To be fair I should point out that there was one day when it looked like this, in a week that also had driving rain and coastal mist. George

    – George Row

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • Lorilee, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Trish, Thank you for featuring this image. George

    – George Row

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous work ..!!!

  • Vaggy, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous view and capture!

  • Tori, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

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