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Southport Pier

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A winter sunset from Southport beach in NW England.

The tyre tracks in the sand are from the specially adapted tractors that go out to the edge of the sea looking for shellfish.

NIKON D40 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 200 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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thierry from conde sur noireau, France

it is quite simply splendid !!!!!!!!!!!!!

17 Nov 2008 6:27am

@thierry: Thanks Thierry!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Another great image. I like very much the tones of color, the depth and the clean result of this wide panorama. Really beautiful.

17 Nov 2008 7:06am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Brilliant...and I actually prefer this to the previous as, for whatever reason, the vibrating flag/out of focus, didn't work for me. This has everything though, distant interest, sunset, leading lines and foreground interest. Brilliant.

17 Nov 2008 7:14am

@Ted: Thanks Ted...yes, the two photos are very different aren't they. My personal preference is for the previous one but I'm well aware that it isn't perfect.

Sometimes it's good to have a little ambiguity. Photos that are very prescriptive like this one leave little to the viewer's imagination.

thib from Angers, France

wao, great sky, colors and textures are beautiful

17 Nov 2008 7:21am

@thib: Thanks thib!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

As always, Ian, your work is beautiful and well-crafted.

17 Nov 2008 8:49am

Frida from Sweden

What a beautiful scenery. I really like the composition, colours and textures in this fine image.

17 Nov 2008 8:58am

Marzia from Italy, Italy

amazing scenery and superb colors! congrats!

17 Nov 2008 9:36am

Mohammadreza Rezania from Tehran, Iran

stunning shot with nice tone ...

17 Nov 2008 9:48am

Tom from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Beautiful panoramic shot. Very well composed.

17 Nov 2008 10:35am

Marie from Isère, France

Another great image. Marvelous colours

17 Nov 2008 11:56am

roentarre from Melbourne, Australia

Such a fantastic and beautiful lighting.

What a beautiful world!

17 Nov 2008 11:57am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

breathtaking! I love everything about it, the composition, the colour tone, and the DOF! wonderful to look at

17 Nov 2008 1:40pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very nice composition. I love the light and the way the shadows catch in the tracks in the sand.

17 Nov 2008 1:46pm

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

A beautiful image Ian! The balance is just right.

17 Nov 2008 1:55pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Another one that deserves a big frame and space on your wall!:-) So beautifully captured!

17 Nov 2008 2:08pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

There aren't enough beautiful words in the world....Ian

17 Nov 2008 2:24pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece


17 Nov 2008 2:48pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Great mood

17 Nov 2008 3:03pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good image, good lines leading you into the image

17 Nov 2008 6:20pm

Bookfool from Vicksburg, United States

Beautiful! The tire tracks add nice texture and interest.

17 Nov 2008 7:09pm

Cole from Chicago, United States

THis is beautiful. I love the way the tire tracks lead the eye to the horizon.

18 Nov 2008 12:06am

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Very beautiful image, Ian. Your landscapes are wonderful!

18 Nov 2008 12:47am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful shot - love the tracks leading into the frame, you have a great eye for composition!

18 Nov 2008 2:27am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This image is so's whispers zen.

18 Nov 2008 5:51am

jotabe from Toulouse, France

Beautiful seascape with lovely colors ;D

18 Nov 2008 9:50am

LGB from Portugal

Great composition, lighting, colors, dof... Just beautiful!

18 Nov 2008 12:04pm

Pepper from Montreal, Canada

how lovely! The reflection of the flag and the clouds are great!

19 Nov 2008 12:44am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

So nice.

19 Nov 2008 3:13am from Netherlands

Cool...especially the reflections , tire tracks and lights.

19 Nov 2008 8:25pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning! Beautiful light on the tracks in the sand.

20 Nov 2008 4:57am

m a r t a from Spain

Once again, a beautiful capture. Love the colors and the reflections on the wet sand.

10 Dec 2008 8:31am

1/125 second
ISO 200
16 mm (35mm equiv.)