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Winter Dawn

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 1 December 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A photo from the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal just before dawn in the mist and rain that is so common in the city at this time of year.

NIKON D40 1/30 second F/5.0 ISO 250 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great point of view and I love the cold and mystic atmosphere, great colortoning!

1 Dec 2008 5:04am

@Monique: Thanks Monique!

thierry from conde sur noireau, France

a great b&w with a fantastic light

1 Dec 2008 7:44am

@thierry: Thanks Thierry!

Marie from France

Mystic atmosphere, good light and b & w

1 Dec 2008 7:54am

@Marie: Thanks Marie!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I like the special mood and reflections of light on the ground

1 Dec 2008 10:17am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Classic noir beauty, but without the edge of danger. Beautiful.

1 Dec 2008 10:21am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Superb night shot ! Perfect light !

1 Dec 2008 11:12am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


1 Dec 2008 11:29am

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

You have captured the gloomy atmosphere perfectly. I can literally feel the cold and wetness.
The reflections at the ground and the glow of the street lights are awesome. Stunning photo.

1 Dec 2008 12:03pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

excellent lines, light and atmosphere in this one. I like Ana's "mysterious" to describe it best. BRAVO, well done

1 Dec 2008 1:18pm

Marhilde from Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Nice compo - you feel : a grey day is coming

1 Dec 2008 1:41pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Sublime mood here. Really wonderful shot. Great mood with the beautiful light, mist, and wet pavement.

1 Dec 2008 1:52pm

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Nice capture Ian.

1 Dec 2008 1:56pm

Loretta from San Mateo, United States

Beautiful shot. I love the glow from the lights. Keep up the great work.

1 Dec 2008 2:18pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Beautiful shot. This photo was worth waking up so early

1 Dec 2008 2:35pm

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful shot with excellent light and composition.

1 Dec 2008 3:29pm

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

superbe sensations nocturnes ........ magnifique !!!!!!!!!!!! et magique ... :)

1 Dec 2008 5:01pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent night shot. The BW mixed up with the mist gives it a mysterious mood! Awesome

1 Dec 2008 5:27pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Not bad at all! Good work Ian.

1 Dec 2008 7:59pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Rain and mist compose here the grat ambience of this night image.
The b/w is perfect, once more :)
Great image, is imagine it in much larger size...

1 Dec 2008 8:19pm

tom from Germany

What a beautiful night shot.

1 Dec 2008 9:48pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Superb capture and processing! What a beautiful atmosphere that has been enhanced and conveyed...

2 Dec 2008 12:29am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Beautiful image. All the elements work beautifully together here.

2 Dec 2008 1:18am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Moody. It could be the opening scene from a vintage Cold War era spy movie.

2 Dec 2008 2:24am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I love the mood and the way the mist enhances the glow around the lights. The reflections caught beautifully. I love mornings like this, this time of year.

2 Dec 2008 4:43am

Chris from Jefferson City, United States

This is perfection. I could look at it for hours.

2 Dec 2008 4:47am

m a r t a from Spain

Love the lights shinning through the mist. I can feel how humid-cold it was!

2 Dec 2008 8:50am

Robert from Kingsville, Canada

This is outstanding . It reminds me of the work of Bill Schawb . The photo draws in the viewer as if they are really there .

3 Dec 2008 3:47pm

@Robert: Thanks Robert!

I hadn't heard of Bill Scwab but had a quick look on google image search....fascinating work!

1/30 second
ISO 250
60 mm (35mm equiv.)