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Morning Light

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 2 June 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Early morning light on the River Crake as it flows into Morecambe Bay

NIKON D40 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

This is a very peaceful image, Ian! Meditative... I think I am starting to see in all your work the ability to cover a very large space out of which you manage to pull many various textures out that are very well balanced and complimentary of each other. And that is what makes your images rich and full.

2 Jun 2008 5:41am

@Nataly: Thanks Nataly...I'm pleased that you see those things in my photos as my ambition with these types of landscape shots is always to get as wide a tonal range as possible whilst still keeping the shot balanced and true to the spirit of the original scenery.

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is a lovely, soft image Ian. Love the composition and those clouds are great. You're b&w is, as usual, magnificent too.

2 Jun 2008 5:49am

@Stu: Thanks was great to get the opportunity to take a photo with such lovely soft misty light.

MahGol from Tehran, Iran

i adore ur b/w shots .. they re superb.

2 Jun 2008 7:11am

@MahGol: Thanks MahGol...that's very kind of you!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

early morning in b&w, the mist, the's extremely calm and beautiful :)

2 Jun 2008 7:56am

@Lorraine: Thanks was a beautiful misty morning (very early and at the end of a 2 hour drive)

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very nice image Ian

2 Jun 2008 8:15am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks very much Alun!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Subtle and beautiful. I can imagine this as a 2m big blowup on the wall.

2 Jun 2008 9:26am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Such a beautiful and tranquil scene, Ian.

2 Jun 2008 11:47am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Delicate and full of detail. The love the way the tones vary across the frame. Beautiful!

2 Jun 2008 12:27pm

Guillermina from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interesting sets of lines... The verticals unveiling the horizontals, round and gentle... Great shades of grey.

2 Jun 2008 12:49pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Super shot of this beautiful landscape, B/W works so well here!

2 Jun 2008 12:55pm

riesenriel from Netherlands

A wonderful calm scene you captured, like the view of this place.

2 Jun 2008 1:36pm

Jeffster from Long Island, United States

Beautiful & serene b&w image. Coincidentally, I am listening to Yanni in the background here at work. All I need is a cup of herbal tea, and I will become one with my keyboard.

2 Jun 2008 2:34pm

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Nice calm traquil scene.

2 Jun 2008 3:30pm

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Yes, beautiful and tranquil... and what I enjoy even more is the somewhat dreamlike atmosphere that you've captured! A wonderful pic.

2 Jun 2008 3:39pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Well captured. The softness of light in this image is part of its overall beauty.

2 Jun 2008 4:45pm

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Gorgeous. I love the moody light. Did you add a vignette in PS or as filter attachment?

2 Jun 2008 4:56pm

@Russ Devan: Russ, to answer your question I didn't use a filter attachment. I did a tiny bit of burning in the sky areas in PS and that was about it apart from the obvious B&W conversion and tone. This image had a pretty strong natural vignette across the bottom from the sillouetted reeds and the mist shrouded sun provided a highlight that threw the surrounding clouds into compartive darkness.

Sharon from Brooklyn, United States

So gorgeous. BEAUTIFUL.

2 Jun 2008 6:32pm

NJ & SB Photography from Spain

Que bonito, has captado un ambiente de paz y tranquilidad excelente, buen B&W !!

2 Jun 2008 6:59pm

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Wonderful moody shot.

2 Jun 2008 7:59pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

Beautifull B&W

2 Jun 2008 8:28pm

Jan from Bruges, Belgium

Great calm picture... makes me dream.

2 Jun 2008 9:20pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light. A peaceful atmosphere.

3 Jun 2008 12:28am

ocorti from Blonay, Switzerland

Subtle atmosphere. Great composition. Great, Ian. You make wonderful pictures.

3 Jun 2008 5:18am

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

You had a perfect day. The mist makes the shot.

4 Jun 2008 5:40am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This one stands out even among your excellent b@w images. It's such a pleasure to visit your site.

4 Jun 2008 6:49pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful photo.

4 Jun 2008 7:59pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

wonderful stillness here...

5 Jun 2008 6:32pm

Jean-Benoît Maréchal from Dinant, Belgium

A nice cold atmosphere...

7 Jun 2008 2:24pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Very well composed as usual.

14 Jun 2008 4:58am

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