Île de Ré

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 27 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot Ian...great tone & lighting...with the filter?

27 Oct 2008 7:44am

@Ted: Thanks Ted....It's a while since I took this photo so I can't remember if I used the 10 stop nd filter or not. Looking at the exif, however, makes me think that it probably wasn't used on this one

Tilala from France

Surréaliste, une ambiance presque fantastique !

27 Oct 2008 7:50am

@Tilala: Thanks Tilala....it's amazing the effect that capturing the movement of clouds will make to an otherwise very simple photo.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Just excellent! What more can I say!

27 Oct 2008 7:58am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks very much Ana!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Holy Sky! the circle of light around the bridge seems to be throwing jets all over the sky...brilliant image, so glad your equipment is back on its feet ;)

27 Oct 2008 8:07am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine....yes it's great to get my laptop back but I can't see myself going back to posting a new photo every day as it's too much for me at the moment. I'm trying a lot of long exposure photography at the moment which means I'm taking a lot fewer photos than I used to.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good in mono

27 Oct 2008 8:41am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

aubry from Montpellier, France

in black and white is nice.
i love the contast

27 Oct 2008 9:03am

@aubry: Thanks Marc!

Marie from Dauphiné, France

For me it's a great n & w !

27 Oct 2008 9:34am

@Marie: I've always loved n&w photos (noir & white for all you franglais speakers out there who get as puzzled as me by photo jargon :-)

The first time I saw N&B (noir & blanc) it had me really puzzled but I got this N&W reference straight away :-)

the3red from pontevedra, Spain

muy buena foto!

27 Oct 2008 9:36am

@the3red: Thanks!

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Wow, Ian... This is a fantastic photo! Superb composition, lighting, subject... It could not have been done better. Well done.

27 Oct 2008 11:11am

@IanSmith: Hi Ian. Thanks very much...I'm really pleased that you like it!

Olivier Racine from Montreal, Canada

Wow! Love the blur of the sky! The black&white and the light are superbe! Great photo Ian!

27 Oct 2008 12:06pm

@Olivier Racine: Thanks Olivier!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Very nice finishing Ian, the road bridge is an added focal point.

27 Oct 2008 12:08pm

@Observing: Thanks very much!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Panama City, Panama

Beautiful composition, great mood!

27 Oct 2008 12:09pm

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks Alfredo!

Florence from Paris, France

Excellent work ! Great black and white and an impressive sky ! Well executed.

27 Oct 2008 12:20pm

@Florence: Thanks Florence...I've been working on my skies a lot recently!

Reza from Tehran, Iran

great, well done motion

27 Oct 2008 12:55pm

@Reza: Thanks Reza!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Hmm, that bridge on the right is like a surprise included in this very good shot of the boat in the foreground. Nicely done.

27 Oct 2008 1:37pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks Glenn!

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

A very powerful effect.

27 Oct 2008 3:13pm

alex centrella from California, United States

dynamic bw image. !

27 Oct 2008 4:01pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Simply stunning Ian! What a dramatic long exposure shot!!!

27 Oct 2008 4:03pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I like this too, but yesterday's shot was just spectacular with its colours.

27 Oct 2008 4:08pm

Suzanne Cummings from Huntington Bch, United States

Gorgeous. In fact, looking over your portfolio, everything you've done is outstanding. Amazing that you've only been doing this for less than a year. You are a natural.

27 Oct 2008 5:43pm

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

This is a classic maritime black and white image. Very, very nice, Ian.

27 Oct 2008 9:19pm

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

Superbe! Beautiful modern and old composition (boat and bridge). The sky is perfect.

27 Oct 2008 10:15pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like very much the long exposure effect on the moving clouds. Beautiful picture of that sailing boat during low tide.

27 Oct 2008 11:53pm

Sylvain from Trois Rivieres, Canada

I really love long exposure clouds !! (I need to buy a step-down ring to use my old neutral filter ;))
And this time the boat is just where I would like it be :p

28 Oct 2008 2:51am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Standing ovation, Ian. The elements of the sky/clouds, b/w conversion, to the lights on the bridge with the beached boat to anchor the whole image is magnificent.

28 Oct 2008 2:53am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

the 'severity' of those clouds just makes this pic breathtaking!! a very strong and captivating shot -- bravo!!

28 Oct 2008 5:43am

LGB from Portugal

What a great pic. Excellent processing! Just love it!

28 Oct 2008 1:40pm

Ben Brooks from Tacoma, United States

Great shot, love the power and contrast. The clouds look great, excellent composition.

28 Oct 2008 3:46pm

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

beautiful toning, as usual Ian.. gorgeous long exp.

28 Oct 2008 4:51pm

tokyo-drifter from Tokyo, Japan

Nice, constructive use of post-development editing. Very effective.

12 Nov 2008 1:50pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany


7 Dec 2008 1:32am

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Love your long exposure sky effects. You have some really excellent shots on your blog.

9 Dec 2008 8:56am

Nikon D40
30 seconds
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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