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Cheshire Sunset

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 23 September 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I've been having some problems with my computer recently which is why I haven't been posting photos.

This is one from the archives of the sun setting over the Cheshire Plain near home a few months ago.

NIKON D40 1/30 second F/11.0 ISO 200 292 mm (35mm equiv.)

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missparis from PARIS, France

That makes dream

23 Sep 2008 5:43pm

@missparis: Thanks!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I know you like your mono...but when you do colour (your best work IMHO) you do it so very,very well!

23 Sep 2008 6:41pm

@Ted: Thanks Ted, that's very kind of you.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

just heavenly! amazing color and lighting! so moody! welcome back by the way! ;)

23 Sep 2008 7:20pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks dj!...this problem I'm having with my computer is very frustrating so posting will very very sporadic until it's finally sorted out.

Paolo from Italy

where's the cat? ) (grin only...) nice atmosphere, although in colour I consider it monochrome


23 Sep 2008 8:51pm

@Paolo: Thanks :-)~ I'm yet to see the famous smiling Cheshire cat.

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This looks like you colorized a black and white photo. Is that the process? Interesting landscape with this light. I always enjoy looking at your photos.

23 Sep 2008 9:46pm

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff....this one is from my back up harddrive and is from a while ago. I can't remember now how I processed it but I know that I didn't convert it to B&W. It's using a long lens so the sun was only a few minutes from setting and the colours were already very orangey before I pushed them further in photoshop.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, beautiful shot!

23 Sep 2008 10:02pm

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Welcome back Ian. This is stunning. Great atmospheric shot.

23 Sep 2008 10:08pm

Tilala from Bordeaux, France

As "the day after" ! Apocalyptic !

23 Sep 2008 10:22pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


23 Sep 2008 10:45pm

Loretta from San Mateo, United States

I love the rays of light coming through the clouds. Great photo. Glad you are back, missed your photos.

23 Sep 2008 11:40pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb colours and mood! the light descending on the plain looks fantastic!

24 Sep 2008 3:01am

Frida from Sweden

Hi, great photo, love how the Sun rays are coming trough the clouds.

24 Sep 2008 6:53am

navin harish from mumbai, India

Very cool shot. Amazing

24 Sep 2008 7:47am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Gorgeous, I loe the wine red hues...Sorry about your technical trouble, hope you get that fixed quickly. Yesterday, I realised that I missed your photos, so I posted one that I thought FOR SURE would get your attn (sept 23 photo)...but no, no Ian lol

24 Sep 2008 9:48am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light.

24 Sep 2008 11:33am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Nice to see you back Ian, I had wondered what had happened to you.
This is a beautiful photo! Just perfect lighting and exposure - and the colour is so rich and warm.
I often see such sunbeams, but have yet to be lucky enough to have a camera to hand.

24 Sep 2008 12:06pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Wow, this is really compelling. I like the warmth and color of the light as it shines down from behind those magnificent clouds.

24 Sep 2008 2:50pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How nice to see you back Ian... miss your wonderful pics! What a wonderful moment you've captured here. I specially love the subtlety and tonality... great work as always!

24 Sep 2008 4:18pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Gorgeous color and I love the subtle rays.

I hope you get your computer issues fixed soon.

25 Sep 2008 5:00pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very, very beautiful! The light is hypnotizing.

25 Sep 2008 6:30pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The lighrt is just pouring out of the sky and it's mesmerizing!
I love the subtle colours and tones, and of course your frame is perfect!

25 Sep 2008 8:30pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

So beautifully spiritual in quality. Lovely work, Ian.

26 Sep 2008 5:58am

Thomas from India

Fantastic blog with amazing pictures...I liked the "Open Road" (the image shot from within the car)

27 Sep 2008 7:15am

Kris from Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Very nice. Great composition and processing.

30 Sep 2008 11:58am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Wow, fantastic shot. What a superb sky. Perfect crop too.

1 Oct 2008 6:02am

Marcie from United States

Very dramatic image. Love the colors and how you captured the sun's rays. You've got an extraordinary collection of images here. Very nice!

4 Oct 2008 9:10pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely shot, very nice light

5 Oct 2008 8:59pm

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

Superb. I like your pictures. I placed a link to your site on my photoblog (

9 Oct 2008 11:44am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

I'm really happy to discover your blog, Ian! Another marvellous shot here!

12 Oct 2008 8:17am

m a r t a from Spain

Lovely sunset, I really like the sun rays and soft colors. Very nice!

20 Nov 2008 8:05am

1/30 second
ISO 200
292 mm (35mm equiv.)