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Widnes, Merseyside

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 22 December 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A dawn photo from the town of Widnes which is located on the banks of the River Mersey near Liverpool.

In the background you can see the power station at Fiddlers Ferry which has featured in many of my photographs over the past 12 months.


I want to sincerely thank you for all the lovely comments you've left for me on my photos here over the last year....I really appreciate the support. It's one of the main things that keeps me striving to improve my photography.

I'm taking a break now from Aminus3 over the Christmas holiday period and I look forward to seeing all your photos again in the new year.

All the best,


NIKON D40 1/40 second F/8.0 ISO 200 22 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Superb image. The colors have a beautiful vintage quality.

22 Dec 2008 5:35am

@Suzanne: Thanks Suzanne....I recently started using Nikon's own proprietary software, Capture NX2, to process my Nikon Raw files which has made a lot of difference to them.

613photo from Dallas, United States

That's some of the most beautiful light I've seen in a long time. It permeates the entire image. Love your high perspective, too. Makes and almost epic image.

22 Dec 2008 5:43am

@613photo: Thanks very much...the photo was taken from the Runcorn - Widnes bridge featured on yesterday's photo and quite a few others that I've taken over the last year.

Paco Díaz from Spain

This is a wonderful panoramic. I love the colors and the sharpness.
Really beautiful. Bravo.

22 Dec 2008 6:17am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco...Nikon's prorietary software, Capture NX2 has made a big difference to the colours I'm getting from my Nikon NEF Raw files.

Peter Mannfolk from Landskrona, Sweden

Merry Christmas Ian! Looking forward to next years posts. Keep up the good work! /Peter

22 Dec 2008 6:57am

@Peter Mannfolk: Thanks Peter!....merry Christmas to you too.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superb composition

22 Dec 2008 7:15am

@Dimitrios: Thanks Dimitrios!

Marzia from ., Italy

Happy Holidays Ian!!
I hope you'l come back soon!!

22 Dec 2008 7:50am

@Marzia: Thanks Marzia....see you in the new year!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Again a wonderful landscape with fantastic colours. Have a merry Christmas, see you next year!

22 Dec 2008 8:40am

@MadScientist: Thanks very much!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Great light.
Happy Christmas, Ian! See you and your stunning images in 2009!

22 Dec 2008 9:03am

@yz: Thanks very much yz!....I hope you have a lovely Christmas too!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fabulous...magical colours and sentimental beauty. I love it...Have a great Christmas Ian....enjoy your time off, it'll give ME time to catch up lol ;)

22 Dec 2008 10:01am

@Lorraine: Thanks very much Lorraine....I'm looking forward to taking a few photos in Paris again over the Christmas holiday period.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful landscape, lightning and colours ! merry christmas and see you next year !

22 Dec 2008 10:10am

@Anna.C: Thanks very much Anna!...and a merry Christmas to you too!

zOOm from Paris, France

Fantastic picture with a great perspective. Lovely tones in the sky and great lights and colors. Have a nice Christmas time Ian.

22 Dec 2008 12:01pm


what a nice shot

22 Dec 2008 12:09pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

beautiful colours and my, what an awsome advantage point you
had for this one. Merry Christmas, see you next year!

22 Dec 2008 1:23pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is spectacular. The combination of residential architecture and the power plant is great. Beautiful tones.

22 Dec 2008 1:58pm

sorter from tehran, Iran

take care

22 Dec 2008 2:35pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A really beautiful crisp image, Ian.

22 Dec 2008 2:50pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, Ian, what a beautiful sight! Very lovely tone and colours!
Joy, peace and health to you and yours!

22 Dec 2008 3:18pm

Tom from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lovely image to leave on. I've seen that view too.

Happy Christmas!

22 Dec 2008 6:00pm

Bookfool from Mississippi, United States

Beautiful! It looks like a postcard. Merry Christmas!

22 Dec 2008 6:08pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Enjoy christmas, Ian. You say good bye with the most beautiful color shot I have seen on your blog.

22 Dec 2008 7:13pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Awesome composition and light. Great work :)

22 Dec 2008 7:22pm

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Love the wonderful warm lighting as well as the composition and perspective. Great shot.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

22 Dec 2008 8:00pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb capture, wonderfully composed and the lighting is superb, such a beautiful capture

22 Dec 2008 9:05pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

another fab image Ian...the colors just splendid as is your eye for composition...and you too, enjoy your and joy to you and your loved ones in '09...kind regards...


22 Dec 2008 10:24pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent persepctive from above - it really opens up the composition and it gives a good sense of distance and DOF! this is completed by some great colours tones - well done!

23 Dec 2008 12:33am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Great light, magical and serene, is that white house belong to Gerry and the Pacemakers?

23 Dec 2008 2:25am

Andy from United States

Awesome vantage point from above the city. Great light too! Hope you have a good Christmas!

23 Dec 2008 4:42am

Marie from France

Lighting is marvelous, colours too. A great shot !

23 Dec 2008 7:22am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great work always...showing what rich subjects you have on your doorstep (ish)
Have a great xmas and thanks for your feedback and advice over the year.

23 Dec 2008 9:27am

Mobius Faith from Akron, Ohio,, United States

A great shot. A beautiful time of day. Really marvelous.

23 Dec 2008 9:54am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

picture postcard perfect !

23 Dec 2008 11:30am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Marvelous picture, i love the colors, well done!

23 Dec 2008 11:51am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

This is magnificent, Ian. Truly beautiful.

23 Dec 2008 7:52pm

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Nice contrast between bucolic landscape and nuclear atmosphere in the background ! Superb !
Merry Christmas Ian !

24 Dec 2008 1:34pm

Batkoï from Salon de Provence, France

wow those colors are so beautiful

24 Dec 2008 2:12pm

Fotosco from France

One more wonderfull photography, subtle light, nice landscape, ending the year with so more greatness. Have a nice xmas!

24 Dec 2008 3:58pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

May I also wish you and your dear ones again a truly Merry and Blessed Christmas!! :)

24 Dec 2008 5:45pm

Marhilde from Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Sharp as usual. Great as usual !
Merry christmas.

24 Dec 2008 8:40pm

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Another wonderful image, Ian. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

25 Dec 2008 12:54am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Merry Christmas to you Ian and your family!

25 Dec 2008 3:12am

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Panama City, Panama

Beautiful photo Ian, Merry Christmas for you, your family and friends!

25 Dec 2008 7:01am

Chris/Aperture Image from Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

wishing you all a very merry Christmas Ian :)

25 Dec 2008 11:33am

alireza from tehran, Iran

its wonderful. with good light and color. tanx 4 share it :-)

25 Dec 2008 2:22pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Merry Christmas Ian

25 Dec 2008 5:21pm

Khorshid from Tehran, Iran

Merry Christmas..
wish you A Wonderful Christmas & New Year ........

25 Dec 2008 6:46pm

NJ & SB Photography from Spain

bonitoo paisaje una luz muy bella!
que termines de pasar una buenas Navidades y feliz año 2009!

25 Dec 2008 9:32pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

wouaw, que c'est beau, la lumière est de toute beauté.

26 Dec 2008 7:06pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada


27 Dec 2008 4:57am

Mario Jean [madocphoto] from Montréal, Canada

Absolutely gorgeous landscape! Wow!
Composition and color tones as well as details and (...well...pretty much everything! ;-) are fantastic.
I really love.

27 Dec 2008 3:23pm

_____ H o M o _____ from Tehran, Iran

wow great landscape . PERFECT

27 Dec 2008 6:21pm

stormtrooper from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Ive studied in Liverpool for 4 years, never did I saw such a spectacular view. Keep it up!

28 Dec 2008 5:17am

João Mourão from Amadora, Portugal

Great work. Light is just perfect.

30 Dec 2008 5:24am

ben from France

belle lumière, c'est très graphique

31 Dec 2008 8:44am

Momo from Montpellier, France

just wanted to wish you health and joy in the new year you, family, friends, etc...peace and love travels...M

31 Dec 2008 12:55pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Thanks for sharing with us such beautiful photos over the last year. I look forward to what you'll give us in the coming year. All the best to you and yours.

1 Jan 2009 1:03pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Belle et heureuse année à toi

1 Jan 2009 9:03pm

LGB from Portugal

Please accept my wishes of a happy, healthy, safety and prosperous New Year.

2 Jan 2009 10:03am

Frida from Sweden

A lovely view to end the year with. I'm looking forward to many more great pictures in 2009.
I hope you'll have a great, healthy and prosperous year in 2009.

2 Jan 2009 6:20pm

pierre from athis mons, France

I'm really impressed by the quality of your work ! I used to take photo with a d40x, and I think I have never reached your level ! This one is excellent, and the serie on the bridge of the Ile de Ré is fantastic !
Bravo !

2 Jan 2009 11:48pm

vk from Maseru, Lesotho

this shot is amazing, the composition, lighting and everything is just fantastic!

3 Jan 2009 2:24pm

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Just beautiful! Wonderful.

8 Jan 2009 8:38pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Breathtaking! Absolutely beautiful!

14 Jan 2009 8:48pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Lovely colors.

Ok. Break's over. Time to get back to posting photos Ian.

21 Jan 2009 8:44am

@Jeff: Hi Jeff...I know I've slowed down a lot over recent months as I'm not taking as many photos these days but there's another 14 images posted after this one from my Christmas visit to Paris!

You've got me worried that there's a problem with the image feed. Can you view them?

1/40 second
ISO 200
22 mm (35mm equiv.)