On the Beach

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 4 June 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A stranded ship under repair on the beach at Roa Island

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HoMo from Tehran, Iran

very nice - perfect comp & B/W

4 Jun 2008 7:06am

@HoMo: Thanks very much...I'm delighted that you like it!

dan from Paris, France

A wreck alvways keeps its charm with the eyes of the photographe !

4 Jun 2008 7:45am

@dan: Thanks Dan...I think things like this on the beach are incredibly photogenic.

fcofont from Valencia, Spain

Wonderful composition, love it!

4 Jun 2008 7:52am

@fcofont: Thanks very much for that!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I've said it to some of the best photographers, and I'll say it to you, your photos are always a delight and I can't 'grade' you on Cool points, 'cause you're above that, okay it sounds a bit presumptuous of me to say that, but hell, you're not cool, you're fabulous!

4 Jun 2008 8:00am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine...how can anyone go wrong with an image like this of a stranded ship on a beach :-) it doesn't get much more photogenic than this kind of scene for me.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic, great wide angle shot

4 Jun 2008 8:21am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks very much Alun!

KIJI from Valenciennes, France

great angle et well done Black & white
I love it very much

4 Jun 2008 8:43am

@KIJI: Thanks very much KIJI !

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Interesting and beautiful shot - my first thought was that this would be a scene from the Aral Sea!

4 Jun 2008 9:00am

@MadScientist: Thanks...there are many wrecks and abandoned ships around the NW coast of England but nothing as dramatic as the Aral Sea

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Fabulous capture, love everything about it :)

4 Jun 2008 9:20am

@ManuelaR: Thanks very much Manuela!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Lovely in detail, depth, composition and texture. Excellent image, Ian.

4 Jun 2008 10:40am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks for that Michael!

T-Daddy from Dachsbach, nähe Erlangen, Germany

Wow, nice shot and great Work in B/W

4 Jun 2008 12:07pm

@T-Daddy: Thanks...I'm really pleased you liked it!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Speechless, I love it!

4 Jun 2008 12:16pm

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks Alfredo...what a nice thing to say! (or not say as the case may be :-)

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Exquisite shot.

4 Jun 2008 12:44pm

@Stu: Thanks very much Stu!

Giannis from Athens, Greece

Nice work. I really enjoy it.Greetings Giannis

4 Jun 2008 1:22pm

@Giannis: Thanks Giannis!

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Excellent image, Ian. With all the textures from the sand, the ripple marks in the sand, the sea grass, and the ship, I can feel and smell the beach while looking at this. That old ship is wonderful.

4 Jun 2008 1:28pm

@Russ Devan: Hi Russ!....sometimes everything seems to go well with the camera but other days nothing seems to work...this was one of the better occasions.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great job on the photo.

4 Jun 2008 2:17pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks very much Ana!

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Splendid shot.Once again you´ve hit the nail right on the head.Well done.

4 Jun 2008 2:33pm

@Anthony Lambert: Hi Anthony...that's very kind of you. I'm really pleased that you like the photos

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

It is a very good image of a very photographic subject. Nice tones as usual, Ian. There is something interesting about the scale of that ship. I don`t know if I would be able to explain it but it looks giant in the frame especially next to the row boat, but at the same time I think because of the way it`s processed it looks almost like a model ship, tiny toy. A still life shot...

4 Jun 2008 3:21pm

@Nataly: Hi Nataly!...perhaps tomorrow's photo will give a better scale to the boat than this one

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Classic Bramham!

4 Jun 2008 4:16pm

@Ted: Cheers Ted!

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Looks so out of place, it seems that it got lifted out of the sea. I have to admit that I'm curious to see it in colour.

4 Jun 2008 4:49pm

@JoeB: Thanks...it's a strange sight isn't it.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

It has that Noah's Ark look to it. Great find and photo.

4 Jun 2008 6:58pm

@Viewfinder: Hi Glenn...thanks!

Sérgio Martins from Felgueiras, Portugal

excelent shot. a great composition and preparation, well iluminated and the "story" that the photo tell'us. great work.

4 Jun 2008 10:01pm

@Sérgio Martins: Thanks very much Sérgio!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The little dinghy and the ladder shows that the boat isn't abandonned. When the tide is high she must be floating again. The textures on the hull seems to be rust though...

4 Jun 2008 10:57pm

@akarui: Thanks!....It would have to be a spring high tide to float this boat I think as I've never seen it with more than a foot or so of water around it.

Nocturama from Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

Gran trabajo Ian, wonderful and fantastic shot!

5 Jun 2008 12:10am

@Nocturama: Thanks very much Nocturama!

Barbara from Florida, United States

Superb capture. Excellent angle and composition. I like the vastness in the land and sky. For a moment it makes me think of Noah's Ark. I did not read if someone has mentioned that.

5 Jun 2008 2:33am

@Barbara: Thanks Barbara!....I'm really pleased that you saw so much in this photo. I wanted to photograph at this point of low tide it because I think it looks rather surreal like that with no sign of water.

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Once again, you have landed a stunning shot.

5 Jun 2008 4:50am

@Michael Rawluk: Hi Michael...you're very kind with your comments. I'm really pleased that you like it that much!

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Beautiful work. What an excellent image, both from the point of view of style and processing.

5 Jun 2008 12:46pm

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Excellent series!!!

8 Jun 2008 9:09pm

Nikon D40
1/2000 second
F/4.5
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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