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Formed by the Wind

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 25 June 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

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

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Sharon from Brooklyn, United States

What a fabulous shot. That dramatic sky and the knarled branches of the tree...great stuff.

25 Jun 2008 5:31am

@Sharon: Hi Sharon....thanks very much!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Very dramatic image, Ian. Great!

25 Jun 2008 5:36am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks for that Michael!

yz from Hungary

Fantastic. I can feel the struggle of the tree

25 Jun 2008 5:42am

@yz: Thanks yz!

Shun from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Oh oh oh. I can not stop coming back at your blog. Terrific again! The simplicity of the motive is greatly enhanced by your b/w toning. Great! Btw: Hugo Poon - the guy you recommend - is on aminus3 now...

25 Jun 2008 6:20am

@Shun: Thanks Mirko!

(I'm really delighted that Hugo has started a new blog here at AM3 and I stopped by his new site to say hello to him at the weekend when I had a little more time)

MahGol from Tehran, Iran

wow .. the angles and the tree branch .. all is going in one direction but the tree which is trying to stand ground .. this is a 5-star shot ..

25 Jun 2008 6:41am

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Very dramatic.nice work.

25 Jun 2008 6:41am

Ekaputra Tupamahu from Malang, Indonesia

wow... amazing shot!!

25 Jun 2008 7:38am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That's Pure Drama, gosh it's gorgeous, I love, love the tree and that fabulous sky, I don't even mind the slightly tilted to the right horizon ;) hey you taught me well lol

25 Jun 2008 7:47am

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Dramatic and inspiring, great work!

25 Jun 2008 8:04am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The tree against such a bright sky enhances the feeling of being unprotected from the harsh winds.

25 Jun 2008 9:19am

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

impressive b&w landscape
great compo and PoV

25 Jun 2008 9:21am

missparis from France

a true miracle yours black and white

25 Jun 2008 9:50am

NJ & SB Photography from Spain

Tu tambien has hecho un buen trabajo con el B&W la toma es impresionante y el cielo magnífico!!

25 Jun 2008 9:58am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very dramatic!

25 Jun 2008 10:58am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

love this strong diagonal composition!

25 Jun 2008 11:04am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

dramatic atmosphere, great!

25 Jun 2008 12:32pm

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Great image, Ian! As usual, very nicely composed, but the tree... that`s what makes the image.

25 Jun 2008 2:22pm

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Oh, Ian, you never stop to wow me... the composition, contrast, lighting, dramatic sky, tone of the foreground... were all intensifying the atmosphere so effectively. I was captivated only at a glance! Great!

Take care,

25 Jun 2008 2:31pm

daniel kurniawan from solo, Indonesia

fantastic composition ian, if you like BW maybe you should try IR with hoya R72.. i`ll get my self as soon as i get money :D

25 Jun 2008 3:19pm

omid vahabzadeh from tehran, Iran

nice shot

25 Jun 2008 4:26pm

ZmAjEvA from Belgrade, Serbia

Beautiful and dramatic shot! :)

25 Jun 2008 5:38pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

This is incredibly beautiful. My compliments to you Ian. IMO, it is one worthy of hanging in a gallery or museum alongside some of the "greats" of photography.

25 Jun 2008 6:44pm

Thomas Griffioen from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Simple and strong, just great!

25 Jun 2008 6:48pm

Sérgio Martins from Felgueiras, Portugal

only a wow... and i don't have more words...

25 Jun 2008 7:33pm

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Everyone's already said it! Great shot Ian. Very dramatic.

25 Jun 2008 7:44pm

Arash Dz from Tehran, Iran

nice wide shot

25 Jun 2008 7:49pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Spectacular nature shot, very powerful!

25 Jun 2008 8:32pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Spectacular image, Ian ... so, so dramatic ... the composition is masterful ... superb!

25 Jun 2008 8:34pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The angle of the hill, then the clouds seem to be rushing behind.

26 Jun 2008 1:01am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

very dramatic sky, awsome

26 Jun 2008 3:59am

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

Getting a balanced picture on a hillslope can be difficult... this is excellent!

26 Jun 2008 5:41pm

daina from United States

full of energy and direction - a sense of conflict - impressive image.

27 Jun 2008 3:47pm

Don from Washington DC, United States

Beautiful shot

29 Jun 2008 12:52am

dan from Paris, France

Absoluty beautiful !

1 Jul 2008 2:30pm

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Your mastering of this lens is impressive, in many different situation
well done

4 Jul 2008 8:20am

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