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Water and Clouds

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 12 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

One from this summer's holidays on the beach in France.

NIKON D40 1/1600 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

just splendid! sea imitates sky and sky imitates sea -- beautifully seen and captured!!

12 Nov 2008 7:08am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks dj...we had some wonderful clouds on holiday so I've got a few photos in a similar vein to this.

thierry from conde sur noireau, France

a photograph of any beauty!!! all is perfect, the treatment, framing, the subject ........ I adore!!!

12 Nov 2008 7:18am

@thierry: Thanks Thierry!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great image, well edited in b/w. I like very much the composition and compensation of clouds and foam. Well done.

12 Nov 2008 7:23am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

That's what we call a dramatic sky and dramatic sea. But that's not enaugh for you, so you have that tiny person who puts the cherry on the pie for the composition. Fantastic.

12 Nov 2008 8:16am

@yz: Thanks yz....the tiny figure is my 10 year old son having a great time playing in the surf.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

A lovely crisp image, and how the turbulance of the sea is reflected in the turbulant clouds. Quality.

12 Nov 2008 8:37am

@Observing: Thanks Mike!

Marie from Isère, France

I love it !

12 Nov 2008 9:59am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Marvelous sky and superb sea movement ! excellent b&w !

12 Nov 2008 10:32am

Frida from Sweden

The sea and the sky is really impressive. Well captured and processed.

12 Nov 2008 10:37am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful. The sky and sea are both so dramatic and powerful.

12 Nov 2008 12:28pm

tokyo-drifter from Tokyo, Japan

Super symmetry between sky and surf.

12 Nov 2008 1:44pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

So where does the sky end and the ocean begin, and vice versa. An almost mirrored image...breathtakingly beautiful!

12 Nov 2008 1:45pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wonderful b&w as always! Enjoy so much how the clouds "interact" with the waves... great drama!

12 Nov 2008 1:45pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

One day young photographers full of passion will try to emulate your style...I am soooo in awe!

12 Nov 2008 2:21pm

Rachael from Heber Springs, United States

I've only just found your photoblog & it's fantastic! You've captured a feeling of motion in this photo. Stunning!

12 Nov 2008 3:42pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A grand view, as always. Love to see how the drama in the water continues in the air (or vice versa).

12 Nov 2008 5:05pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

you take us there. best...jerry

12 Nov 2008 5:08pm

Florence from Paris, France

What a nice b&w seascape ! Where were you exactly ?

12 Nov 2008 7:17pm

@Florence: answer your question this is an island called Île de Ré which is about halfway down the French atlantic coastline. It's a beautiful place.

Tom from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Awesome shot. It looks like a very scary north sea.

12 Nov 2008 7:20pm

philip from brugge, Belgium

impressive. great.

12 Nov 2008 7:30pm

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

Excellent dramatic view. Perfect w/b.

12 Nov 2008 9:49pm

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

I love how the foam of the water blends with the clouds in the sky!

12 Nov 2008 9:59pm

Jeffster from Long Island, United States

A beautiful & intense b&w image.

13 Nov 2008 1:28am

Cole from Chicago, United States

This is absolutely beautiful the border and the contrast of the black and white makes it all more appealing.

13 Nov 2008 1:28am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

EXCELLENT conversion, Ian! Gives the image incredible drama.

13 Nov 2008 2:52am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Dramatic, Powerful, I Love it!

13 Nov 2008 4:44am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Superb tonal range. Very dynamic image.

17 Nov 2008 8:50am

1/1600 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)