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Oyster Beds, Île de Ré

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 7 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A long exposure photo of the oyster beds on the Île de Ré, France.

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

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Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Eternal, it looks like it'll never end, it will just lenghten as you look at are so gifted Ian, you take my breath away

7 Nov 2008 1:53pm

@Lorraine: Hi Lorraine....have a nice weekend!

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

What a gorgeous exposure...

7 Nov 2008 2:59pm

@Daryl: Thanks Daryl!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Beautiful tones and minimalistic composition.

7 Nov 2008 3:26pm

@yz: Thanks yz!

missparis from PARIS, France

C'est vraiment splendide

7 Nov 2008 3:34pm

@missparis: Thanks!

Craig from United Kingdom

Simple yet striking shot!

7 Nov 2008 3:44pm

@Craig: Thanks Craig!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Mysterious and engaging photograph, simple lines with a nice contrast.

You have email..!

7 Nov 2008 3:48pm

Louis from France

Nice B&W ! like the green tune.

7 Nov 2008 3:51pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is really beautiful.

7 Nov 2008 3:52pm

Batkoï from Salon de Provence, France

nice work, this shot is like a magnet, it attracts us

7 Nov 2008 4:39pm

Florence from Paris, France

A gorgeous image, an invitation to dream, to travel, to join the horizon. A superb photograph. 5 * and it's a minimum !

7 Nov 2008 5:19pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

It has all been said. That is a piece of perfection.

7 Nov 2008 5:31pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I could see Habitat selling millions of these! Great work Ian.

7 Nov 2008 5:37pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

7 Nov 2008 6:30pm

thierry from conde sur noireau, France

Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!

7 Nov 2008 6:46pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

another wonderful long exposure shot! Beautiful!!

7 Nov 2008 7:38pm

Suzanne Cummings from Huntington Bch, United States

No surprises here. You images are always breathtaking and this is no exception.

7 Nov 2008 8:01pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, very good exposure

7 Nov 2008 9:41pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Calm and mysterious shot, I like that milky water.

7 Nov 2008 10:28pm

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Love the perspective. The wide angle lens works beautifully here!

8 Nov 2008 3:15am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Another stunning photo. They just keep coming. I am expecting a publication from you soon Ian!

8 Nov 2008 4:25am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Absolutely love the long lines of infinity, Ian. Again, another top notch b/w conversion.

8 Nov 2008 4:43am

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life from United States

This is simply beautiful.

8 Nov 2008 6:54am

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

Simple and effecient minimalist photo. I like the lines. In my collection...

8 Nov 2008 1:25pm

ceanothe from France

Une magnifique notion d'espace, félicitations !

8 Nov 2008 5:31pm

Tilala from France

Love the mood ! Your photos are always so perfect !

8 Nov 2008 11:01pm

Marcie from United States

Love the mood you've captured and created. Very nice!

9 Nov 2008 8:44pm

Chris Legg from London, United Kingdom

Really love the composition of this, makes for a really striking image

9 Nov 2008 10:16pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

I too really love the composition and the lines of the oyster beds converging as they lead us into the shot, so beautiful

9 Nov 2008 11:03pm

Marzia from Italy, Italy


11 Nov 2008 1:22pm

LGB from Portugal

I'm supsicious... Just love this kibd of pictures!

11 Nov 2008 1:51pm

tokyo-drifter from Tokyo, Japan

One feels one's soul being drawn into the distance of the photo.

12 Nov 2008 1:46pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Fabulous B&W. Nice processing. I like all your B&W's very much.

12 Nov 2008 10:03pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding! I like it's simplicity and calmness. Great perspective image. Well done!

13 Nov 2008 4:40am

jotabe from Toulouse, France

Simply beautiful... Love the format, the color, the composition... Love it ;D

18 Nov 2008 9:58am

m a r t a from Spain

Beautiful! Wonderful composition. I really like the light tones.

27 Nov 2008 3:09pm

photo restoration retouching from Spain

great image, composition and most of all the toning

10 Mar 2009 11:40am

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