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Morecambe Bay Cockle Pickers #4

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 12 December 2007 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photo No 4 in a series of 6 photos of professional Cockle Pickers working at low tide in Morecambe Bay in the North of England.

NIKON D40 1/800 second F/4.8 ISO 200 19 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Awesome shot! Love everything about it! The lighting, the composition, the colors... It's all perfect!

12 Dec 2007 6:22am

Eleftheria, 9 years old, from Athens, Greece

Beautiful colors and composition!

12 Dec 2007 11:23am

@Eleftheria, 9 years old,: Thanks Eletheria!

Zaf_D80 from Seoul, South Korea

very good scene....good shot too..

12 Dec 2007 4:51pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I love the light here. Great subject too.

12 Dec 2007 4:53pm

Steph from Geneva, Switzerland

The light is really beautiful, nice shot

12 Dec 2007 5:14pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very nice again

12 Dec 2007 7:14pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Well captured. Like the sky!

12 Dec 2007 8:39pm

Zsolt from Budapest, Hungary

very good photo..eye catching and great composition!

12 Dec 2007 8:41pm

Lost Valley Views from Kamloops, Canada

I love the depth in this image. It sure gives the expanse of the ground these people need to cover !

12 Dec 2007 8:50pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful dramatic lighting and wide scope of barrenness.

12 Dec 2007 10:14pm

Line Lamarre from Chambly, Québec, Canada

It is very beautiful.
I find the magical light.

13 Dec 2007 12:58am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Fantastic light and that ominous sky is amazing!!

13 Dec 2007 2:38am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent image, remarkable sky, exceptional light. I like the way the tool is laying in the foreground. Very nice shot.

13 Dec 2007 3:47am

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

I think this is my favourite of the series. Amy nailed it with her comment.

14 Dec 2007 1:13am

Hester from Madrid, Spain

Uff!! Que luz! Genial! Muy buenos contrastes! Me gusta!

10 Jan 2008 12:28pm

@Hester: Thanks for looking so carefully through my photos Hester and for leaving such kind comments on so many of them!

Andy from United Kingdom

Cracking shot so full of mood and drama.
Where in Morcame bay did you take this.
As every time ive been that way they seem to be so far away.


29 Jan 2008 5:31pm

@Andy: Andy.....I was very lucky as I caught them just at the start of their shift so they were fairly close to the shore maybe 100 meters out from the Yacht Race Building on the promenade. I also had waterproof boots and a heavy jacket in the would have been a non-starter without them.

Andy from United Kingdom

Thank you for replying.


30 Jan 2008 3:03pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

I love this series!! I think I prefer the colour edition. stunning photo work

27 Nov 2008 8:55pm

1/800 second
ISO 200
19 mm (35mm equiv.)