Wasdale Head, The Lake District

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 8 July 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

One of the dry stone walls that are so characteristic of this part of upland England catches a stray shaft of sunlight on a rainy day in the Lake District.

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Stu from Kyoto, Japan

this is spectacular Ian. Great b&w and lighting control as usual, and I love the way the wall leads your eye down the heart of the valley. Excellent photography.

8 Jul 2008 5:04am

@Stu: Thanks very much Stu!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

nice image!

8 Jul 2008 5:09am

@Stefan: Cheers Stefan!

Vincent Bertrand from Montréal, Canada

Flawless composition. Great B&W, as always. Perfect balance of mass. Like Stu said, this wall leads our eyes into the frame. Well done.

8 Jul 2008 7:49am

@Vincent Bertrand: Thanks very much Vincent!

eddy from tehran, Iran

stunning landscape

8 Jul 2008 8:14am

@eddy: Thanks for that Eddy!

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

The wall makes it for me.

8 Jul 2008 9:55am

@Anthony Lambert: Thanks Anthony!

Shun from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

The wall is just a great element in this picture. It divides the picture in two parts and leads the eye into the valley. What a great work, again!

8 Jul 2008 10:05am

@Shun: Thanks very much Mirko....these dry stone walls are a fascination for me and I'm hoping that when I get time to look closer at the photos I took that day that there will be one or two others woth posting here.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Another classic timeless work of art!!!

8 Jul 2008 10:44am

@hugo poon: Thanks very much Hugo...that's very kind of you!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

such a sense of history here, very beautiful and sort of eerie, love this Ian :)

8 Jul 2008 12:13pm

@Lorraine: Hi Lorraine....I'm really pleased you like the photo!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

stunning work! this is beautiful.

8 Jul 2008 12:17pm

@Cheryl: Thanks very much Cheryl!

ordinaryimages from KY Bluegrass, United States

well observed cascade of light and line. best...skip

8 Jul 2008 1:52pm

@ordinaryimages: Thanks very much Skip....I'm hoping I've got one or two other photos of these dry stone walls and fields on my laptop that are worth processing!

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Inspiring view.

8 Jul 2008 2:18pm

@Daryl: Thanks very much Daryl...the Lake District is a very beautiful place and we were lucky to get such interesting weather on the day!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Superb ...again!

8 Jul 2008 2:28pm

@Ted: Thanks very much Ted....we had such interesting weather and clouds that day that I got a very high percentage of photos that were worth keeping!

Klaus from Augsburg, Germany

Great one Ian, nice perspective and framing

8 Jul 2008 2:53pm

@Klaus: Thanks very much Klaus!

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent landscape - great b&w work

8 Jul 2008 4:07pm

@yiannis krikis: Thanks very much Yiannis!

Vink from Magagnosc, France

Excellent b&w ! the light is simply beautiful !

8 Jul 2008 5:07pm

@Vink: Thanks Vink....the light in this part of the UK is very delicate compared to your part of the world in mid summer. I'm not sure how well I would do in harsher sunlight!

Ben Brooks from Lakewood, United States

Excellent composition. The shadows in the hills really make this a great image, and the low wall leads the eye through the image very nicely.

8 Jul 2008 5:31pm

@Ben Brooks: Thanks very much Ben...this was the first time that I'd used this 10-20 wide angle lens for an extended photo shoot in the hills and I was worried it would make all the mountains look too small....it seems to have been the right choice of lens however as I got a high proportion of keepers.

gbe from kansas city, United States

gorgeous detail and composition

8 Jul 2008 5:50pm

@gbe: Thanks gbe!

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Wow .. wonderful b&w shot ! i like this composition and contrast too ! excellent , Ian !

8 Jul 2008 6:56pm

@Helma: Thanks very much Helma!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I am in awe! This is such an amazing landscape! One can feel the weather, the cold from the clouds and these lines of the land take you on a wonderful journey.

8 Jul 2008 7:16pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon...I find it ironic that I stumbled upon your blog at VFXY only to find that we both have blogs here at AM3. I really enjoyed looking at the photos on your site!

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

great b+w compo

8 Jul 2008 8:48pm

cako from Germany

Another fantastic b/w shot. Very beautiful landscape !

8 Jul 2008 9:54pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Simply wonderful. This one I'd like to see in colour :-)

8 Jul 2008 10:32pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very nice composition, that wall brings you into the picture. Excellent.

9 Jul 2008 12:33am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Excellent composition, really like the wall and beautiful landscape.

9 Jul 2008 2:38am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Stunning Ian, your composition, exposure and the light is amazing, beautiful B&W, has a real depth and feeling to it, great work!

9 Jul 2008 3:22am

joshi daniel from India

Nice shot!

5 Sep 2008 8:05am

Nikon D40
1/320 second
ISO 200
22 mm (35mm equiv.)

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