Wast Water, The Lake District

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 29 July 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A bleak day for sightseeing but great for photography.....this was voted Britain's favourite view on a national TV poll recently: http://www.itv.com/Entertainment/reality/BritainFavouriteView/default.html

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dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

your landscapes have a vastness that is just awe-inspiring...!!! the sky here (again!) is such a force to be reckoned with! and i love how all the lines in this photo converge just left of center. amazing! bravo!

29 Jul 2008 5:21am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks!....with a view as spectacular as this one it would be hard to take a poor photo!

bram antareja from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

BW with landscape that was beautiful. Angle very interesting and two people who stood to accentuation that was strong from this photograph. I love it. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.

29 Jul 2008 5:39am

@bram antareja: Thanks Bram!......there's another photo here http://ianbramham.aminus3.com/image/2008-07-02.html taken from almost the same spot but without the people if you would like to see what difference they make.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Perfect composition!

29 Jul 2008 6:03am

@Ted: Thanks Ted!

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Great scenery, Ian! The people really add to the feel here... How did you get such a natural expression from your models? Did they know you take their picture?

29 Jul 2008 6:55am

@Mirko Herzner: Hi Mirko!....no, they didn't know they were having their picture taken although I wasn't hiding the fact that I was taking photos. There's another photo here that I took without them: http://ianbramham.aminus3.com/image/2008-07-02.html

Vink from French riviera - Grasse, France

Excellent composition !

29 Jul 2008 7:08am

@Vink: Thanks very much Vink!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Perfectly composed!

29 Jul 2008 7:48am

@yz: Thanks yz!

Marie Le Corre from Voiron, France

Que dire si ce n'est "beau" ?

29 Jul 2008 10:02am

@Marie Le Corre: Thanks very much Marie!

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Great perspective, love the lines drawing us into the shot.

29 Jul 2008 12:11pm

@Daryl: Thanks Daryl!

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Hi Ian... another great composition! The scenery seems to converge on the people, including (what looks like) a beam of light from the clouds. Well done.

29 Jul 2008 12:47pm

@IanSmith: Thanks very much Ian...the sigma 10-20 lens used to take this photo has a natural tendancy to exaggerate perspective in the way you've described.

Lorraine from Canada

it's all been said, so I'll just gaze in muted awe

29 Jul 2008 12:48pm

@Lorraine: Hi Lorraine :-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love the sense of depth in this shot. Love the tones.

29 Jul 2008 2:05pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana...this 10-20 lens is great for lending depth to photos as it exaggerates perspective.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Love it! Congrats to your success! But this isn't really surprising, is it? ;-)

29 Jul 2008 2:07pm

@MadScientist: Thank you very much!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great shot, you take profit of this day. Beautiful light and b/w. Very good composition also, with the figures in the left third of the image, creating human action. Very good.

29 Jul 2008 4:16pm

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco....the place was pretty deserted apart from this couple because of the 'bad' weather.

missparis from PARIS, France

Always magnificent your blacks and whites

29 Jul 2008 4:31pm

@missparis: Thanks Veronique...that's very kind of you!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautifully composed! Lighting, tone, contrast... are all perfect!!!

29 Jul 2008 5:17pm

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo....I've been practising my B&W conversions a lot recently since getting CS3.

leslie from norwich, United Kingdom

Great B & W, like the figures as they add to image...

29 Jul 2008 5:42pm

@leslie: Thanks Leslie....sometimes the human element really adds a lot to a landscape photo!

DonLon from Providence, RI, United States

Very nice. Love the tones. The sky is very well handled. I have added you to my favorites.

29 Jul 2008 5:57pm

@DonLon: Thanks....I'm really pleased that you liked the photos!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

What a feeling!

29 Jul 2008 7:26pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks....Wast Water is a beautiful place!

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

wide angle work 's impressive
on top

29 Jul 2008 10:58pm

hwalk from Utah, United States

Beautiful picture.

29 Jul 2008 11:44pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

nice work, I like the "people factor" in this, really helps put the awsomness of the landscape in perspective. gives me a father, son day out kind of feel.

30 Jul 2008 1:02am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Beautiful, well done!

30 Jul 2008 1:36am

~Kylie~ from Richmond, United States

a truly magnificent capture Ian, it leaves you with a feeling of such grandness, great work!

30 Jul 2008 2:00am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is an incredible landscape. I echo Cheryl's comment.

30 Jul 2008 2:00am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Excellent BW picture. I love the perspective and the position of the persons.

30 Jul 2008 2:17am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Your use of perspective is wonderful in this image. It helps that the landscape is relatively barren as that allows the lines of the geology to be featured in a way that a many-treed landscape could not. You've taken very clear advantage of your subject and achieved a terrific result.

30 Jul 2008 7:21am

Nikon D40
1/500 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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