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"Another Place"

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 18 April 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Following on from yesterday's photo, this is another one showing the wonderful sculptures by Antony Gormley on Crosby beach in the NW coast of England.

There are 100 of these life size cast-iron figures spread out over a 2 mile stretch of the beach. As the tide comes in and out the figures are submerged and then reappear and are forever changing their relationship with the environment depending on the light, weather and sea.

NIKON D40 1/2000 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Sharon from Brooklyn, United States

Awesome. Really nice shot.

18 Apr 2008 5:40am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


18 Apr 2008 6:36am

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

nice I like the opposition between the statue and the walking men

18 Apr 2008 8:03am

Rajesh Dhankhar from delhi, India

what a shot ...i can assume that he is talking with the mighty SUN...

18 Apr 2008 8:33am

kaneli from palma, Spain

Nice photoblog Ian!! added to my blogWatch!!cheers

18 Apr 2008 8:58am

Alun Lambert from Cheshire, United Kingdom

This is a great shot, i think the figure is in a better place today, spot on.

18 Apr 2008 9:07am

IanSmith from United Kingdom

Fantastic photo Ian! The walking figure in the background really helps wto give depth to the composition. Nice work.

18 Apr 2008 10:13am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Adam? surely this is pre-creation! Fabulous Ian :)

18 Apr 2008 12:37pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


18 Apr 2008 1:31pm

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

I envy you, Ian for being able to see this sculptures life. Gormley is one of my favorite artists and I wish I was there to see it. He does great art and you complimented it with the masterful way to exhibit. Beautifully chosen moment , lighting, angle. It just perfect. And I agree that the walking man defines the scale of the sculpture.
I am learning from you a lot.

18 Apr 2008 3:12pm

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom


18 Apr 2008 6:16pm

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Excellent shot. Must be looking also good when the water comes.

18 Apr 2008 6:19pm

Chad from Portland, United States

Cool shot. That must be pretty creepy watching them from afar.... engulfed by the tide, only to reappear like a zombie!!

18 Apr 2008 8:28pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

neat shot, but that sculpture looks extra creepy from this perspective.

18 Apr 2008 9:40pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

One of the best photos I've seen in the past week or so. I agree whole-heartedly with what Nataly said. I also would add that I like the surreal aspect of this image. The lighting and composition are superb. It's such a pleasure to view your work.

19 Apr 2008 12:12am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Oh Ian!!! Outstanding!! in fact... Standing ovation!! Those shadows and the sun glinting just around the statue's legs is incredible.

19 Apr 2008 2:59am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

What lovely work .... such a pleasure to look at. Your photograph and post-processing are masterful. Congratulations.

19 Apr 2008 3:02am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is great Ian! Nuff said.

19 Apr 2008 3:26am

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Brilliant in every aspect to capture such a remarkable scenery!!!

19 Apr 2008 3:49am

Alexandros from Kefalonia, Greece


19 Apr 2008 6:57am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

what a fantastic place and what a fantastic composition to share it with the rest of us - great work indeed!

19 Apr 2008 11:45am

SPunkt from -, Germany

Oh! That's interesting!

21 Apr 2008 8:29pm

1/2000 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)