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Poste de Secours

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 9 April 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

An emergency aid post high up in the French alps

NIKON D40 1/1250 second F/13.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Dramatic. An excellent composition and fabulous sky!

9 Apr 2008 6:23am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks very much Michael!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is a spectacular view.

9 Apr 2008 6:40am

@Ana Lúcia: I'm really pleased that you like it Ana!

Disoriented from Washington, DC, United States

The clouds are quite impressive as they hug the mountains. Wonderful shot!

9 Apr 2008 7:15am

@Disoriented: Thanks very much!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, i like this image, fantastic!

9 Apr 2008 7:52am

@Stefan: Cheers Stefan!

Garibaldi from Sala al Barro, Italy

Excellent view, perfectly captured.

9 Apr 2008 10:14am

@Garibaldi: Thanks Garibaldi!

alun lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very nice And dramatic.

9 Apr 2008 1:16pm

@alun lambert: Thanks very much Alun!

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Oooofff!! That b/w is FANtastic!! The angle outstanding!!

9 Apr 2008 9:29pm

@amy: Thanks so much Amy!

Wysterior from Kloten, Switzerland

Very nice b&w - I like the Alps and skiing there ;)

9 Apr 2008 9:38pm

@Wysterior: Thanks Wys!......the mountains are certainly very dramatic but challenging places for taking photos!

Mrs Magoo from Nottingham, United Kingdom

great shot. x

9 Apr 2008 9:53pm

@Mrs Magoo: Thanks very much!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

It sure looks good in B&W. Terrific tones in the snow.

9 Apr 2008 11:20pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael.....coming from the expert in snow photography that's a lovely compliment!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Ian, this is fabulous, If I were saved and then brought there, I would think it heaven-sent, the things you do with drama is amazing!

10 Apr 2008 5:11pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine.......I wasn't totally sure about this one so I'm really pleased that you liked it!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan


11 Apr 2008 2:14am

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks very much!

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

Fabulous shot Ian. Brilliant perspective and composition.....the more I look at it the more detail I see. Awesome capture

11 Apr 2008 6:51am

@Mandy Provan: Thanks very much Mandy....there was something about the natural way that this building sat in the landscape that I found really attractive and I had to stop and photograph it.

Saeed from Tehran, Iran

Nice Shot . . .

11 Apr 2008 10:35am

@Saeed: Thanks very much Saeed!

Daroru from Amagasaki, Japan

Another spectacular 'cinematic' one.

11 Apr 2008 12:18pm

@Daroru: Thanks very much Daroru....I hadn't thought of this particular photo as having cinematic qualities but I'm really pleased if you some of that in it!

KimberlyC from United States

Excellent, the view, angle, shading, just great!

12 Apr 2008 2:51am

@KimberlyC: Thanks very much Kim......I added a touch of extra contrast to the flag and to the ski marks in the foreground snow which helped as well as some general dodging and burning. If you haven't got a digitiser tablet you should give it a try as they are fantastic for precise selections for selective lightening and darkening in photoshop.

1/1250 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)