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'Every Cloud has a Silver Lining'

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

I never really thought about this expression: 'every cloud has a silver lining' until trying to photograph a storm at Morecambe Bay last week...I hope you can make out the silvery white clouds in the distance on this reduced 800 pixel wide version of the photo.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/480 second F/5.6 ISO 100 8 mm

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hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand." -Ansel Adams
You're so gifted in doing this... Love this picture a great deal!!!

11 Jul 2008 5:34am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Stunning... the storm clouds add so much atmosphere, congratulations!

11 Jul 2008 5:42am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

quality Ian!

11 Jul 2008 6:13am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

That´s one heck of a storm brewing up !! Well taken.

11 Jul 2008 6:39am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

This is an amazing shot which draws its effect from the simplicity... Imagine a person standing some 30 metres into the picture... But I guess nobody ever walks there ;-)

11 Jul 2008 7:02am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Good shot!

11 Jul 2008 7:32am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada showing of Silver Lining

11 Jul 2008 8:08am

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Have you seen this one from suvnir
I like it

11 Jul 2008 8:37am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Wonderful photo.

11 Jul 2008 9:18am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Magnificient shot, would make for a great poster! 800 px width is definitely too small for this!

11 Jul 2008 10:57am

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful, it would look stunning printed really large!

11 Jul 2008 11:56am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Another shot that needs to be seen BIG to appreciate. A truly awesome capture, with just the right amount of PP. Its one I'd print out and frame for sure.

11 Jul 2008 12:36pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

that silver lining is the first think my eye went to!! abolutely beautiful! very nice

11 Jul 2008 2:21pm

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Very good work, Ian with balancing the exposure. This storm is beautiful.

11 Jul 2008 2:45pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

You continue to use light well. The reflection on the middle portion of the photo adds to the appeal of the background light.

11 Jul 2008 6:28pm

Michael from TX, United States

Really stunning work. Such a wonderful subject, and the title is perfect.

12 Jul 2008 3:23am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Brilliant, Ian.... damn brilliant.

12 Jul 2008 4:44am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

These two images are superbly moody and powerful. As usual, beautiful work Ian. You do not disappoint. Congrats

12 Jul 2008 5:06am

hippolyte from France

nice light and colors, good mood

12 Jul 2008 3:14pm

Marcie from United States

You really managed to capture that silver lining. Lovely image.

12 Jul 2008 6:07pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful. I love how the clouds in the distance are illuminated.

13 Jul 2008 3:02am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Strong composition and one bordering on abstraction where the sky and the ground are in perfect harmony.

15 Jul 2008 4:43am

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/480 second
ISO 100
8 mm