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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 11 June 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Storm clouds forming over the lighthouse at the entrance to the River Mersey in New Brighton near Liverpool.

NIKON D40 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is a crackin' shot Ian. Love the expanse of sky and the BW conversion.

11 Jun 2008 5:24am

Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

awesome b/w

11 Jun 2008 6:37am

Saeed from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot . . . Interesting Landscape in B&W

11 Jun 2008 6:40am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superbly balanced frame

11 Jun 2008 6:52am

MahGol from Tehran, Iran

this is so neat and well composed with great b/w application , thank u Ian :)

11 Jun 2008 7:06am

Enrique Vidal from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Really beautiful BW, great composition. I like the texture in the foreground with the reflection of the lighthouse!

11 Jun 2008 8:12am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great looking sky, Fantastic imagr

11 Jun 2008 8:31am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Another great panorama. Would make a nice poster!

11 Jun 2008 8:49am

Jean-Benoît Maréchal from Dinant, Belgium

The composition is beautiful. The skylight is great !

11 Jun 2008 8:49am

[suvni:R] from Brussels, Belgium

this will probably end up on someone's wall. very clean and great toning.

11 Jun 2008 9:21am

jkjond from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Nice initial feel - but I think you were in at least three minds as to what to do with the reflection. I don't think there is the right balance here, nor your best conversion. Ultimately, the sky distribution, in particular the dark cloud hanging on its shoulder, will make it very difficult to get a stunner out of this on - but no harm in trying!

Its a hard life : )

11 Jun 2008 9:51am

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

amazing B&W landscape
excelent compo

11 Jun 2008 10:40am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Very evocative image, Ian. I can almost feel the solitude.

11 Jun 2008 11:21am

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

beautiful job here; superb composition...

11 Jun 2008 11:53am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very dramatic and well balanced. Like it a lot!

11 Jun 2008 12:26pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Ian...I have no words

11 Jun 2008 1:38pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

I think you're showing the location of the lighthouse quite well, it looks like you might have gone in the water to get the shot the extra steps do pay off.

11 Jun 2008 2:27pm

Oswegan from Lake Oswego, United States

wonderful lines and symmetry.

11 Jun 2008 2:30pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Another excellent photo.

11 Jun 2008 2:34pm

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Ian, you live in the place made for the photographers by God. The scenery is so amazing.... This is a beautiful image!

11 Jun 2008 2:57pm

Ben Brooks from Lakewood, United States

Amazing! I love the light peaking through the clouds just at the top of the lighthouse.

11 Jun 2008 3:44pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique, ce noir et blanc !

11 Jun 2008 6:00pm

fcofont from Valencia, Spain

That is what I say fine art photography, excellent work!!

11 Jun 2008 6:26pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

perfect image

11 Jun 2008 6:38pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

love the sand / mud textures here and the wonderful depth of field. the sky is fantastically moody and i also love the row of dark rocks extending into the picture from the left.

11 Jun 2008 6:53pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Really superb.

11 Jun 2008 7:09pm

Guillermina from Buenos Aires, Argentina

I definitely think you'd make a most interesting director of photography... (For a film, I mean, of course.) This photo is static and incredibly cinematic at the same time. That's what I love of your landscapes in general (and you know I'm no fan of landscapes!).

11 Jun 2008 8:18pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom


11 Jun 2008 8:29pm

Franck from Montréal, Canada

Great B&W. I just like this photo.
With this beautiful sky, black clouds. Nice lighthouse photography, Bravo

11 Jun 2008 9:32pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Outstanding, Ian!!

11 Jun 2008 9:55pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful. I like lighthouses very much.

12 Jun 2008 2:25am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

the broken reflection looks like it's low tide? beautiful image!

12 Jun 2008 3:06am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

striking image! great contrast between the water surface and sky and the lighthouse stands nicely apart form the rest...

12 Jun 2008 4:38am

shiv ahuja from new Delhi, India

i like this one better than the other lighthouse shot.

12 Jun 2008 7:45pm

Simon Brauer from Ecuador

Its GREAT. Nice bw, excelent compo.

13 Jun 2008 4:05am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Super composition and extraordinary control of light.

14 Jun 2008 5:02am

1/320 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)