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Manchester Ship Canal at Dawn

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 28 October 2008 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

I've been experimenting with square format crops recently.

This is an archive photo from last winter before I got my DSLR. A misty cold winter morning around dawn on the banks of Manchester's Ship Canal.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/150 second F/2.8 ISO 200 8 mm

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Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

a lovely misty morning

28 Oct 2008 8:51am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun....I'm not so sure how lovely it was but it was very misty and grey with a steady drizzly rain that is so typical of Manchester weather at this time of year.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very nuch this photo, very good also the square format here.
I like the greys that gave you the misty atmosphere, and the detail of the birds, that give it depth.

28 Oct 2008 9:35am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Delicate and mournful, I am so in love with this print...

28 Oct 2008 10:45am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Superb ! good idea of b&w treatment !

28 Oct 2008 10:52am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Classic composition. I like the misty background.

28 Oct 2008 10:56am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Hi Ian, I just saw your collection of square cropped images on Flikr - I think they all look amazing! This shot is an excellent composition - I like the way the birds cross the lead in line.

28 Oct 2008 1:24pm

LGB from Portugal

Another great one. Excellent composition. Light is just superb.

28 Oct 2008 1:41pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Wonderful, Ian. I like the perspective and the misty antique feel of the background.

28 Oct 2008 2:01pm

Marie from Dauphiné, France

Misty and beautiful

28 Oct 2008 2:31pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Love the misty light. Brightness works very well.

28 Oct 2008 3:57pm

aubry from Montpellier, France

Strange atmosphere..I love the square format

28 Oct 2008 3:58pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful composition. I like the way the eye is drawn through the photo.

28 Oct 2008 4:47pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very beautiful; this looks way older than it actually is. If you would have said it's a picture from the 1950s, I would have believed this.

28 Oct 2008 5:40pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

gorgeous work -- just lovely, ethereal ambience!!

28 Oct 2008 6:37pm

Marcie from United States

So very peaceful and serene...almost ethereal in quality. Excellent!

28 Oct 2008 8:07pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Looks like these water birds are getting ready for a day's work...

28 Oct 2008 8:43pm

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Great composition and serene atmosphere!

28 Oct 2008 11:54pm

Reza from Montreal, Canada

The composition is every thing in this shot. The mist adds so much to tis beautiful shot. Well done indeed.

29 Oct 2008 12:17am

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Unrelenting talent, my man!

29 Oct 2008 12:54am

Guillermina from Buenos Aires, Argentina

You should definitely get yourself a medium format camera (call it Holga, Diana or whatever)!

29 Oct 2008 2:52am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great composition !

13 Nov 2009 11:23pm

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/150 second
ISO 200
8 mm