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"We Come in Peace"

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 April 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The flying saucer roof of Crosby Baths on the NW coast of England and one of Antony Gormley's famous other-worldly statues.

NIKON D40 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 168 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

AWESOME! Love every pixel of it. May I ask, did you touch up the sky? I like it`s texture a lot.
The statue is very impressive.

17 Apr 2008 5:45am

@Nataly: Thanks Nataly!......The original colour photo was a 'Raw' file and was converted in a very straightforward way using Photoshop CS3's B&W converter. It was processed about a month ago so I can't remember if I did anything specific to the sky but I don't think so.

Disoriented from Washington, DC, United States

This is an excellent composition! I really thought it was a still image from the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. I'm amazed!

17 Apr 2008 6:33am

@Disoriented: Thanks very's been a long time since I saw that film!

Alun Lambert from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Very good image

17 Apr 2008 8:10am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

Mcwilder from Greenbelt, MD, United States

Very avant garde. I love it.

17 Apr 2008 12:59pm

@Mcwilder: Thanks very much!

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

hehe. great title for this, made me chuckle. And a beautiful shot too. very well spotted.

17 Apr 2008 3:20pm

@Stu: Thanks Stu!

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Eye-catching subjects but a strong evocative picture!

17 Apr 2008 3:30pm

@hugo poon: Thanks very much Hugo!.....these statues on the beach at Crosby are really wonderful!

Melissa W. from Warsaw, Indiana, United States

It reminds me of the old sci-fi movies...great image!

17 Apr 2008 3:44pm

@Melissa W.: Thanks Melissa!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wow, excellent result!

17 Apr 2008 7:10pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

SPunkt from -, Germany

Great title and good shot!

17 Apr 2008 7:58pm

@SPunkt: Thanks very much!

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Looks like the trip was a bit brutal, great image.

18 Apr 2008 2:03am

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

the aliens are here !

18 Apr 2008 8:04am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada sent shivers down my spine!!!

18 Apr 2008 12:39pm

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

The statues are really other worldly.

18 Apr 2008 6:20pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Maybe we are the aliens and he is just coming to reclaim his land.

18 Apr 2008 6:21pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Excellent, Ian!!

19 Apr 2008 2:57am

Andrea Auf dem Brinke from Desenzano del Garda (BS), Italy

very nice and misterious capture

20 Apr 2008 4:23pm

1/250 second
ISO 200
168 mm (35mm equiv.)