Forecast: Rain

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 30 July 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A hillside shrouded in storm clouds at Wasdale in the Lake District.

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~Kylie~ from Richmond, Australia

I'd say the forecast is correct.. I really love your composition here Ian, the light in the foreground with the dark clouds behind makes this image pop, it has so much impact, great work!

30 Jul 2008 5:37am

@~Kylie~: Thanks Kylie!

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Love the composition with so much detail in the foreground. Why do you shoot landscapes as short as 1/500s?

30 Jul 2008 6:23am

@Mirko Herzner: Hi answer to your question I usually photograph landscapes in 'aperture 'mode and f8 is the sweet spot for this Sigma 10-20 lens (as it is for many lenses). The shutter speed is irrelevant really as long as it isn't too slow. Slower than 1/30th second with this particular lens and I would boost the iso up or reduce the f stop.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

I like as the hilltop just touches the clouds and softens. Also like your point of view.

30 Jul 2008 8:40am

@yz: Thanks yz!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good b/w and composition. Well done.

30 Jul 2008 9:51am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco!

Lorraine from Canada

3-D weather channel, well done ;)

30 Jul 2008 1:04pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Maybe it's just me, but the sky is like a cast of gloom and the land is mourning... a sad yet beautiful picture.

30 Jul 2008 1:24pm

@hugo poon: Hi Hugo...I had a similar feeling about this one as I was processing it.... I thought those dead white tree branches on the ground looked like bones.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

I like your pictures, great!

30 Jul 2008 1:46pm

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

ordinaryimages from KY Bluegrass, United States

the camera angle conveys the enormity of a small bump. best...jf

30 Jul 2008 2:28pm

@ordinaryimages: Thanks very much!

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Sublime; ominous!

30 Jul 2008 2:31pm

@Daryl: Thanks Daryl!

DonLon from Providence, RI, United States

Well done Ian. I love bleak tree shots.

30 Jul 2008 4:42pm

@DonLon: Thanks too!

Lorena from Fort Myers, United States

I like the composition and I think is beautiful photograph.

30 Jul 2008 5:27pm

@Lorena: Thanks Lorena!

Andrea Auf dem Brinke from Desenzano del Garda (BS), Italy

very nice an dramatic capture well done

30 Jul 2008 10:18pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I could just step into this image... it's so dynamic.

31 Jul 2008 2:07am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

The sky tries to dominate the shot but the light hitting the ground wins. A great struggle.

31 Jul 2008 2:32am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Hong Kong

A beautiful and mystical image, Ian. I like the light and that fabulous sky. The hint of mist on the top is a great bonus.

31 Jul 2008 5:50am

Akebono from Denmark

HI Ian!
I just picked this picture to make a comment but, as usual, I find your work always inspiring.

thanks for sharing and see you in Dpreview!

9 Sep 2008 3:21pm

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

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