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Distant Lights

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 26 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another photo from the Île de Ré on the French atlantic coast. This is a photo looking toward the bridge from yesterday's photo.

NIKON D40 30 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie from Dauphiné, France

The beautiful bridge of Ré island ! perfect composition and colours... I like !

26 Oct 2008 6:25am

@Marie: Thanks's certainly a beautiful place with it's own special character!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wonderful night shot, really beautiful.

26 Oct 2008 6:55am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks very much Ana!

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Great composition and beautiful play of colors. Amazing photo.

26 Oct 2008 7:17am

@Reiner: Thanks Reiner!

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Wonderful shot! I like the long exposure, framing and colours are fantastic!

26 Oct 2008 8:17am

@Giovanni: Thanks Giovanni!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Oh yes, I can see this one in a frame!

26 Oct 2008 8:33am

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

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good long exsposure

26 Oct 2008 8:40am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

The Magic of it, wow...outstanding!

26 Oct 2008 9:58am

@Lorraine: Thanks's so nice to have my laptop back with all my usual software and a decent monitor!

Marta from Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal

Magic, lovely colors, I love it

26 Oct 2008 10:01am

@Marta: Thanks very much Marta!

moodaholic from Denmark

Indeed yes, this is magic. Wonderful colors!

26 Oct 2008 10:32am

@moodaholic: Thanks moodaholic!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, absolutely remarkable! Composition is up to your high standard but the interaction between such amazingly vivid colours (not frequently seen from yours) have been wonderfully effective to arrest my mind and emotion...

26 Oct 2008 12:02pm

@hugo poon: Thanks's such a pleasure to get my laptop back and finally be able to process these holiday photos with more confidence about colour, light levels and contrast!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Spectacular tones! Is that boat stranded by the tide?

26 Oct 2008 5:50pm

@MadScientist: I don't think was in the same spot for a few days and then sailed away during high tide one day!

Momo from Montpellier, France

beautious as usual Ian...30 second exposure...that d40 and you are sure producing some outstanding work are one of the people i think of when people talk about needing 'whatever' latest and greatest photographic equipment to do 'better' work...hope you're feelin' fine Ian...kind regards...

26 Oct 2008 6:12pm

@Momo: Hi Momo....I'm feelin' fine thanks!...relieved to finally get my laptop back after 6 weeks or so.

Re. the camera choice, most modern DSLRs are so good these days that you don't need to spend a ton of money to get decent results (although I'd like a digital back Hassleblad very much if anyone's got one lying around that they don't use anymore LoL!)

Marhilde from Geraardsbergen, Belgium

The colors of the sky "increases" the image

26 Oct 2008 6:17pm

@Marhilde: Thanks Marhilde!....the colours in night time photos always seem to have great intensity. It's something to do with the way camera sensors work - they are more sensitive than our eyes to colour at night.

LGB from Portugal

Wow, great composition. Brilliant!

26 Oct 2008 7:04pm

@LGB: Thanks LGB!

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Ok, time to throw away my camera.

26 Oct 2008 7:13pm

@amy: Hi's so nice to finally get my laptop back so that I can finally process some of my holiday pics on a proper monitor and CS3 with a bit more confidence about whether the photo has the contrast, brightness levels and colours that I'm after.

aubry from Montpellier, France

What a beautiful picture..L'ile de Ré as never seen...
i am a fan..
See you soon

26 Oct 2008 9:00pm

@aubry: Thanks's a beautiful place!

My favourite type of photography is landscapes on the beach and we were staying in a house 50 meters from this spot so you can imagine how happy I was!

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

In colour! Gasp! : )
Very beautiful colour too, I like this a lot Ian.

26 Oct 2008 9:31pm

@Margie: Hi Margie....yes, it has occasionally been known that I'll actually process a photo in colour :-)

Jeffster from Long Island, United States

Beautiful colors & composition. Love the sky.

26 Oct 2008 9:37pm

@Jeffster: Thanks Jeffster!

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wonderful night shot, superb colors and lighting, so beautiful

26 Oct 2008 10:19pm

@JJ: Thanks!

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Oh beautifully done!

26 Oct 2008 10:47pm

@Daryl: Thanks Daryl!

JLT from Barcelona, Spain

wow!! amazing colours and composition, perfect!!

27 Oct 2008 12:41am

@JLT: Thanks JLT!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful picture, an other one put in my VFXY collection.

27 Oct 2008 2:19am

@akarui: Thanks Akarui...that's very kind of you!

Sylvain from Trois Rivieres, Canada

Great colors !
But, for ones, I'm not fond of your composition choise. I personnally not centered the boat so much ;)

27 Oct 2008 2:32am

@Sylvain: Hi the composition you must be a mindreader as I hesitated a lot about it and tried a few different crops.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

wow -- a color shot! beautifully done -- marvelous richness of hues here! splendid!

27 Oct 2008 4:03am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks dj!

JonC from KL, Malaysia

very beautiful! love the colours!!

27 Oct 2008 4:58am

@JonC: Thanks Jon!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Really wonderful image. I love the light and the composition.

27 Oct 2008 5:01am

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Panama City, Panama

Gorgeous sunset photo with a great subject!

27 Oct 2008 12:10pm

thierry from conde sur noireau, France

it is quite simply sublime

7 Nov 2008 6:49pm

30 seconds
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)