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The High Pastures

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 25 November 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Mist at dawn in the high pastures of the fields above the village of Allanche in the French Auvergne

NIKON D40 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 127 mm (35mm equiv.)

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amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Absolutely LOVE this!! Love how you converted this to b/w. It has a fantastic vintage look and feel... very old European, I guess.

25 Nov 2008 5:28am

@amy: Thanks Amy!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The mist makes it into an absolute stunner. Wonderful pose too.

25 Nov 2008 6:33am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Marvelous. The compositon and tones are so pleasing.

25 Nov 2008 7:37am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Panama City, Panama

Beautiful photo with its simplicity in composition and delicate b-w processing!

25 Nov 2008 8:30am

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks Alfredo...there's very little processing on this one apart from the B&W conversion and the subsequent sepia tone that I applied.

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful photo love the tones and the composition.

25 Nov 2008 8:34am

@Frida: Thanks Frida!

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Marvelous ! Great tones !

25 Nov 2008 8:50am

@Vink: Thanks Vink!

Marzia from Italy, Italy


25 Nov 2008 8:51am

@Marzia: Thanks Marzia!

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic photo and processing. Amazing how a simple thing can become a superb photo.

25 Nov 2008 9:52am

@Rui: Thanks Rui!

SKHallisey from Montreal, Canada


25 Nov 2008 10:31am

@SKHallisey: Thanks very much!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It`s a beautiful image, very different from what I know of your photos, and really splendid. I can imagine it in large size, wow!

25 Nov 2008 10:53am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco....I do take other types of photos, it's just that I don't show many of them.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Excellent tone and composition!!! Love this very very much Ian! Another classic!:-)

25 Nov 2008 11:20am

@hugo poon: Thanks very much Hugo!

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

A fantastic image Ian!!! I love the toning and the space around the subject.

25 Nov 2008 11:46am

@IanSmith: Thanks very much's nice to show something different now and then!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Excellent shot. I love the composition and use of negative space. Wonderful tones and of course the subject is a great one.

25 Nov 2008 12:19pm

@Laurie: Thanks very much Laurie....the mist was amazing that morning!

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

This is one of the best portraits I've seen in awhile, the lack of background has brought all the attention to him.

25 Nov 2008 12:38pm

@JoeB: Thanks Joe!

Anna.C from France

atypical composition and timeless tones ! good work !

25 Nov 2008 12:48pm

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

I love the simplicity of this one.

25 Nov 2008 1:43pm

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

An unusual photo very nice framed. Great work.

25 Nov 2008 1:49pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

An elegant and gentle image, Ian. Beautifully done.

25 Nov 2008 2:29pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Beautifully balance.

25 Nov 2008 2:39pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I love this! Such personality, power and even a touch of humour here. Your composition is excellent.

25 Nov 2008 2:55pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece

Very nice!

25 Nov 2008 5:32pm

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

Nice frame, compo and contrast!

25 Nov 2008 5:33pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

wild and fabulous animal

25 Nov 2008 5:58pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Artistic portrait!

25 Nov 2008 6:38pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

outstanding, timeless photo

25 Nov 2008 6:58pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Seems to be angry, furious! Perfect work, like always.

25 Nov 2008 7:20pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Another exceptional image from you.

26 Nov 2008 12:46am

Cole from Chicago, United States

This is beautiful. I love the contrast between the bottom third and top two thirds.

26 Nov 2008 2:01am

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

I really like the placement of the bull at the very bottom of the frame and the excellent use of negative space. Very nice portrait.

26 Nov 2008 1:38pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

This is one amazing photo; such power in that bull's stance.

26 Nov 2008 4:29pm

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Ah! The Lonely Bull (kudos to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, my dad loved them)
Fabulous shot!

27 Nov 2008 6:21am

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

Delicate light. Nice tone. Well done, Ian.

27 Nov 2008 6:37am

Momo from Montpellier, France

Moooo...lovely animal portrait...what great color...hi Ian...

27 Nov 2008 5:52pm

tom from Germany

Lovely shot!

1 Dec 2008 9:47pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

your portfolio is wow !

31 Jul 2009 4:45am

1/320 second
ISO 200
127 mm (35mm equiv.)