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Roa Island

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 1 June 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Low tide at Roa Island at the top end of Morecambe Bay in NW England.

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

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Helma from Tehran, Iran

wow !! stunning B&W shot with best contrast ! .. great prespective .. very well done ! thanks.

1 Jun 2008 6:34am

@Helma: Thanks very much Helma!

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

realy good image, i realy like this

1 Jun 2008 6:43am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks very much Alun!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Stunning Photo!

1 Jun 2008 6:46am

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks Alfredo!

MahGol from Tehran, Iran

i like the way how even the smallest details are highlighted in the image .. its fabulous.

1 Jun 2008 6:48am

@MahGol: Thanks MahGol...this Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom lens is very sharp!

bruno from les Ollières, France

What a shot ! All strength lines are leading the eyes to the houses !

1 Jun 2008 8:27am

@bruno: Thanks an architect, those houses made me smile as they are so typical of that type of brick built English terraced house that is seen all over the country - they are always the same design regardless of location or view!

These ones have the most fabulous location and views imagineable yet do not really take advantage of it - they could be in the middle of Liverpool or Manchester for all that the location has influenced their design.

I do really like, however, the way that they seem to be peeking in trepidation over the top of the sea wall in this photo - the weather during winter storms must be savage.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is a spectacular view.

1 Jun 2008 8:35am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana...the bridge type structure on the right is a walkway that leads to an elevated lifeboat house.

NJ & SB Photography from Spain

Espectacular B&N , tiene una perspectiva de gran profundidad , bella composición

1 Jun 2008 9:37am

@NJ & SB Photography: Thanks very much!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

That reminds me to buy a wide-angle-lens...
Very nice shot, a different type of 'gated community' - I know similar spots at the German coastline ("Halligen"), but they are not connected to the dry land.

1 Jun 2008 9:37am

@MadScientist: Thanks...I really love wide angle photography!
Roa Island is a very interesting place - it's connected to the mainland via a vehicle causeway (what you can see on this pic is the pedestrian bridge to the lifeboat house.

fcofont from Valencia, Spain

Simply spectacular, great photo!

1 Jun 2008 10:52am

@fcofont: Thanks very much!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

When I view this I feel like I'm one of those storm chasers, it's fabulous Ian, you can do no wrong!

1 Jun 2008 11:36am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine...Photoshop CS3 is really great for doing B&W conversions!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A stunning image, Ian. You can feel the movement of the storm. Your DOF adds tremendous power to the image.

1 Jun 2008 11:46am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks Michael!

Marcie from United States

Beautiful perspective. Love how the dark sky balances the ground plane.

1 Jun 2008 12:43pm

@Marcie: Thanks very much Marcie!

Photo Snapshots from Stockholm, Sweden

Great picture. I like the dramatic sky.

1 Jun 2008 2:41pm

@Photo Snapshots: Thanks for that....the sky looked much more impressive in B&W than in colour.

Jan from Singapore, Singapore

interesting perspective. i like it. :)

1 Jun 2008 3:15pm

@Jan: Thanks Jan!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

That is a great sky. Stunning shot. The composition sure works to put man's building in perspective.

1 Jun 2008 7:05pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael...B&W conversions are a lot of fun with CS3!

missparis from Paris, France

magnifique NB

1 Jun 2008 7:40pm

@missparis: Thanks!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Thanks for your photos, great!

1 Jun 2008 8:02pm

@Stefan: Thanks very much Stefan!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I know I've said it before...but I'll say it have a great eye.

1 Jun 2008 8:35pm

@Ted: Thanks Ted, that's very kind of you!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful shot and dramatic sky.

1 Jun 2008 11:18pm

@akarui: Thanks Akarui!

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Awesome capture. How do you get the sky so dark without degrading the image? When I try to darken down the blues to that extent it becomes speckly.

2 Jun 2008 5:52am

@Stu: Thanks Stu!
As to your question about the sky I'm not really sure why sometimes it works and sometimes not as I also often get that speckilng that you talk about. Getting these black skies obviously depends on the sky being a deep blue (washed out blues look grey as you know) so sometimes what I do if I know I'm going to be converting to B&W is saturate the blue channel to make the blues darker before using CS3's B&W converter.

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Great angle,great wide angle.

2 Jun 2008 3:31pm

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Gorgeous B&W. I really like how you worked out the sky. Excellent!

2 Jun 2008 8:03pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

this one looks a bit surreal!

4 Jun 2008 2:06am

dan from Paris, France

Exceptionnelle image !

4 Jun 2008 7:41am

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Excellent BW and composition.

4 Jun 2008 8:15pm

Jeff T from Milwaukee, United States

I really like how the sky and ground pull you into the buildings in the distance. Great shot!

5 Jun 2008 12:18pm

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

Cracker of a shot... you have some great images!

6 Jun 2008 7:08pm

Jean-Benoît Maréchal from Dinant, Belgium

It is full of movement and energy. The composition is perfect again.

7 Jun 2008 2:25pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Very well seen. The foreground is terrific, and I like how both the clouds and the bridge converge on those buildings, really making a powerful focal point.

14 Jun 2008 4:58am

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