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Frozen Footsteps

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 20 February 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is a photo shortly after dawn in the so-called 'golden hour' for photography.

Despite the warmth of the colours it was around -5 degrees centigrade that morning and there was a heavy frost on the beach with the footsteps in the sand from the day before frozen into place.

NIKON D40 1/800 second F/4.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

never would have guessed that it was so cold. the great result is a reward of your decision to brave the frigid weather

20 Feb 2008 5:32am

Wysterior from Kloten, Switzerland

Wonderful photoblog - it's a pleasure to click through it. Cya Wys

20 Feb 2008 9:36am

JLT from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful shot!

20 Feb 2008 1:04pm

Elle from Sydney, Australia

Great one :)

20 Feb 2008 1:33pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I never considered that footprints could freeze in the sand. This is an amazing capture.

20 Feb 2008 1:46pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

PHenomenal texture, both foreground and background are true delights :)

20 Feb 2008 2:00pm

Melissa from Warsaw, United States

Stunning. Brilliant job as usual. :)

20 Feb 2008 2:04pm

Jan from Bruges, Belgium

If this was a postcard and I was in that area, I would definitely buy it !!

20 Feb 2008 7:16pm

Dan Meyers from Grand Rapids, United States

Wow! Great color and contrast. Wonderful!

20 Feb 2008 8:00pm

farmermarn from Baltimore, United States

Very beautiful.
I enjoy your landscapes and can learn a lot from looking at them!

21 Feb 2008 1:16am

danthro from Suburbia, United States

Beautiful! I was going to ask why the beach looks like that, then read your explanation. Wouldn't have thought for a second it was that cold from the photo.

21 Feb 2008 1:35am

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Wonderful colours. The textures in the sand really sell the shot.

21 Feb 2008 2:06am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great perspective and really nicely saturated colours!

21 Feb 2008 2:40am

Will from Gainesville, United States

wow...great shot...beautiful!

21 Feb 2008 3:44am

tom from Germany

This shot makes it clear why this is the golden hour. Wonderful warm colors, beautiful light. Well done!

22 Feb 2008 5:57am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Great foreground. I have to take my golden hour shots at sunset, "before dawn" is a term that evokes bad memories.

24 Feb 2008 8:50pm

Betsy Barron : from Glenmoore, United States


24 Feb 2008 11:35pm

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