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Morecambe Bay

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 28 April 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Pools of light on the beach on the north side of Morecambe Bay

NIKON D40 1/640 second F/11.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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See The Light from Newcastle, United States

Great image nice B&W conversion. You have done some very nice work with B&W.

28 Apr 2008 5:59am

@See The Light: Thanks Mary....With all that you are going through at the moment I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and I'm pleased that you liked the B&Ws

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

nice usage of a wide angle
I'm still try to find how to handle it

28 Apr 2008 8:52am

@Pouhou: Thanks Pouhou....yes, I really love the Sigma 10-20. Photos seem to come naturally to me with this lens whereas I have to work at it with anything else.

Alun Lambert from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Great image, great angle.

28 Apr 2008 8:53am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks very much Alun!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Really good shot. Peaceful and silent scene. I like.

28 Apr 2008 8:53am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks was one of those days where the light was beautiful!

Aaron Schmidt from Auckland, New Zealand

I love how the pools in the background are light on dark whereas the pool in the foreground switches to being dark on light. A great range of tone in this shot. Well done.

28 Apr 2008 9:39am

@Aaron Schmidt: Thanks's just like on your own photo for today - you can't beat great light for making a photo special!

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

For such a natural scene it has a kind of abstract look...very cool.

28 Apr 2008 10:49am

@Margie: Thanks Margie....the sequence of water filled circles was captivating in that great light. It's strange how each one has it's own patch of grass(?) or whatever it is that grows in saltwater like that.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

oh wow, and see Ian you hardly have any 'wobbles' at all...i can't seem to achieve this, see my post today, you'll see what I mean, the water is wobbly! (like haywired pixels, I don't know)
Anyway, this photo is sensational! In fact it's downright glorious, now that I'm over my "See, he hardly has any wobble 'cause he's so good lol"

28 Apr 2008 11:05am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!....I've posted a reply on your photo but I really can't see a problem with the wobbles :-)

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Very compelling abstract and nice range of tones and textures throughout.

28 Apr 2008 11:49am

@GJC: Thanks GJC....the light was really special that day!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very beautiful sight, excellent B/W shot!

28 Apr 2008 12:21pm

@MadScientist: Thanks very much!

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot Ian! I just can't get enough of your shots with this lens - its like an organic extension of your eyes.

28 Apr 2008 12:40pm

@IanSmith: Thanks very much Ian...Yes, this lens is really great! It does indeed feel completely natural to use - compositions jump out at me when this lens is on the camera that would otherwise completely pass me by with the other lenses I've got.

It's not just the extreme wide angle and the resulting stretching of's also a lens with great contrast and sharpness which helps enormously.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

another fantastic shot, great angle!

28 Apr 2008 1:26pm

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Daroru from Amagasaki, Japan

Marvellous! Very well crafted.

28 Apr 2008 2:15pm

@Daroru: Thanks Daroru!

kaneli from palma, Spain

Very well captured!love your landscapes

28 Apr 2008 2:53pm

@kaneli: Thank you kaneli!

Putter from Belgium

Another great one. Love your wide angle shots!

28 Apr 2008 3:26pm

@Putter: Thanks Putter!

Jeffster from Long Island, United States

Stunning b&w

28 Apr 2008 4:18pm

@Jeffster: Thanks Jeffster!

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Excellent image Ian, so sharp and clear. The highlights around the edge of the pool really stands out, I could reach through the frame and touch the water.

28 Apr 2008 6:19pm

@Observing: Thanks....this lens is very sharp!

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Superb shot, very well composed. The contrast between the ripples of the water and the "blank" patch in the foreground is gorgeous.

28 Apr 2008 7:50pm

@tom: Thanks was lovely to be able to take a couple of photos in that kind of light!

Photo Traces from Canada

amazing b&w shot, just love it

28 Apr 2008 11:15pm

@Photo Traces: Thanks very much!

Simon Tew from North Port, United States

I've never seen Morecambe Bay look so stunning. It always seemed so drab when I was there. Fantasic shot.

29 Apr 2008 12:11am

@Simon Tew: Thanks changes so dramatically depending on the weather on the day you're there.

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Fantastic composition and details. Love it :)

29 Apr 2008 4:07am

@Pradeep: Thanks Pradeep!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

The 15 mm lens sure gives it the perfect look. The wide expanse and sharp focus. Excellent.

29 Apr 2008 4:41am

@Michael Rawluk: Cheers Michael!....that's very kind of you!

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

superb capture. and the b&w conversion is sublime.

30 Apr 2008 1:23pm

@Stu: Thanks Stu...I was lucky with the light that day!

1/640 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)