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Storm over Morecambe Bay

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 10 July 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I thought we'd have a short break from all the Lake District photos that I've been posting recently so today and tomorrow I'm posting a couple of photos I took last week of a storm front passing over Morecambe Bay in NW England.

Unusually for me these days, these two photos are taken not with my DSLR but with a small compact Fuji F31.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/420 second F/4.5 ISO 100 8 mm

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Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Beautiful work as always. Thanks for the tip on Hugo. I have been to HK several times and it is perhaps one of my most favorite cities in the world.

10 Jul 2008 5:49am

@Luis A. De Jesus R.: Thanks Luis!....I'm really pleased that you like Hugo's photos!

Ramiro De Leon from Panama CIty, Panama

Impresive sense of perspective of the logs on the beach, it points you right away to the sea.


10 Jul 2008 6:25am

@Ramiro De Leon: Thanks Ramiro, this is called a 'groyne' and is quite common on UK beaches. They are used to slow down the sideways movement of the beach surface when the tides move in and out.

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Simply stunning, lovely balance, well done!

10 Jul 2008 6:28am

@Kylie Greenan: Thanks Kylie!

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Nice composure Ian. It just goes to prove that you don't always need top range expensive kit to achieve stunning results.

10 Jul 2008 7:05am

@Mike: Thanks Mike....the F31 is a lovely little camera and a delight to use.

Steve from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Stunning picture, beautiful balance, love the way you've caught the reflection

10 Jul 2008 7:29am

@Steve: Thanks Steve....after converting the photo to B&W I added extra contrast to that part of it to bring up the reflections.

missparis from paris, France

Magnificent composition and very beautiful contrast

10 Jul 2008 7:48am

@missparis: Thanks very much Véronique!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Complex composition yet a 'natural' subject. Very beautiful image.

10 Jul 2008 8:38am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

As I always say,people take photographs not cameras.Nice shot.

10 Jul 2008 9:28am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

You never cease to impress. Great shot!

10 Jul 2008 9:29am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Never underestimate a Fuji, I love this compo and the tone, that bluish/black storm colour is delicious :)

10 Jul 2008 9:37am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

As I like the sea and rural costal areas very much, this photo is really something special. You have to look twice to figure out the mirror effect...

10 Jul 2008 10:07am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a jaw-dropper my friend!!! A superbly "expressive" picture!

10 Jul 2008 10:33am

Paolo from Italy

wonderful shot, one of the best in my opinion. now that I know you take photos also with a compact I feel myself better ;-)

10 Jul 2008 11:53am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Like Hugo - please excuse me whilst I collect my jaw up off the desk!

I'd name this one 'The calm before the storm'.

10 Jul 2008 12:58pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

awesome -- love the ruggedness of this pic contrasted withe the sublime beauty -- the mirrored sky and the diagonal of man implanted braches is a strikingly marvelous composition!

10 Jul 2008 1:32pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Very surreal with those reflections!

10 Jul 2008 2:25pm

Vincent Bertrand from Montréal, Canada

Camera doesn't matter, and this picture proves it! I love how you placed the diagonal reaching alomot the right vertical third and just below horizon. This really keeps us looking in the frame. Beautiful reflection of groyne and clouds very close to each others. A winning horse, one again. Thanks for sharing, Ian.

10 Jul 2008 9:41pm

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

As others have said, obviously the photographer makes the shot, not the camera. This is spectacular and moody, I love it.

10 Jul 2008 10:55pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful. I like the slightly blue tones.

11 Jul 2008 12:46am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful contrast in this b&w shot! love your composition here as well and the reflection is so perfectly still!

11 Jul 2008 2:17am

bram antareja from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

nice: diagonal, komposisi, detail, refleksi. Amazing.
Regards From Yogyakarta INDONESIA.

11 Jul 2008 2:24am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique atmopshère.

11 Jul 2008 1:47pm

TravBoy from West/Wet Coast, United States

I lose myself looking at that water.
Great shot.

12 Jul 2008 1:15am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

A truly talented photographer can always get the shot no matter the tool.... Excellent, Ian.

12 Jul 2008 4:43am

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/420 second
ISO 100
8 mm