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Wasdale Head

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 4 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

After all the 'street' type photos we've been posting here at Aminus3 over the last 3 days it's quite a relief to get back to something I know a little more about.

Here's one from the archives that I haven't shown here before from the English Lake District.

It's a beautiful place called Wasdale Head. This was photographed in mist and heavy rain with the night's snow still lingering on the mountain tops.

NIKON D40 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 220 51 mm (35mm equiv.)

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bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I really enjoyed your street shots Ian, they seemed perfectly natural as far as your style goes is concerned :)
This shot is beautiful, the sweeping motion of land and sky.
Your new site looks great, I've bookmarked it.

4 Feb 2009 5:38am

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon...I do love 'street' photography but I don't really have the nerve to be good at it. The calm of landscape photography is much more my thing!

I'm pleased that you like the new website. It still needs a fair bit of development but it's a start.

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

This has such a timeless quality and your toning greatly adds to that effect. Simply exquisite.

4 Feb 2009 5:38am

@Suzanne: Thanks Suzanne...this part of the Lake District does have a real timeless quality to it so I'm glad you see some of that in this photo!

JWS from Flensburg, Germany

Hi Ian!

Looks like you have drawn that landscape! Nice effect on a nice image! Like it!

4 Feb 2009 7:02am

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

It seems that the picture has been taken in the last century. Like how you have procesed it.

4 Feb 2009 7:26am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Your treatment evokes the ancient engravings

4 Feb 2009 7:33am

Frida from Sweden

Love the processing on this beautiful scenery image Ian.

4 Feb 2009 7:59am

Aidan Hammond from Seoul, South Korea

great shot; very atmospheric; it reminds me of my own travels in other parts of the world

4 Feb 2009 8:04am

k@ from France

Magnificient !

4 Feb 2009 9:30am

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Oh, that's a magic background. Those mountains look awesome. Great light on them.

4 Feb 2009 10:00am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

A very fine composition and a stunning b&w. Great work!

4 Feb 2009 10:19am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

very beautiful composition and light! well captured

4 Feb 2009 10:29am

Batkoï from Salon de Provence, France

very nice landscape, perfect coposition

4 Feb 2009 11:47am

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Excellent treatment. Fine compo and disturbing atmosphere. Very nice!

4 Feb 2009 1:04pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful landscape ! I like the very fine treatment, the subtle tones and the light ! I like your streets shots too but I'm late to comment :o)

4 Feb 2009 2:58pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


4 Feb 2009 3:33pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Congrats on you new website my friend! It's gorgeous!:-)
And this landscape shot is just another masterpiece... such a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful treatment!

4 Feb 2009 3:37pm

Khazan Zeh from Misanthropic Landscapes, Iran


4 Feb 2009 3:44pm

Michael Paulison from United States

The toning of this really creates a great mood here. The place is beautiful, but the processing brings it out. It has a better with age feel to it. Really nice.

4 Feb 2009 5:06pm

Darhy from France

Very artistic treatment. Like it

4 Feb 2009 11:11pm

Tony from Shanghai, China

great b&W, really like it

5 Feb 2009 4:16am

Momo from Montpellier, France

that's quite amazing...the usual grandeur you bring to your photos, and here a toothy edge that feels so right for the weather, place, time of the near and distant emphasis...that's special, at least for me...fabulous nature...thanks Ian...and i agree...too much street life can be claustrophobic...

5 Feb 2009 11:25am

Marzia from ., Italy

abnother great shot!!

5 Feb 2009 4:15pm

Robert Kruh from Slovenia

Like a synfonie! Stunning work, great at all...

5 Feb 2009 8:34pm

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Great image, Ian! I love the brought down highlights and the merge of the sky and the mountains. Great atmosphere here. I looked at your web site.. very well put together, and how could you not post here "River of people"??? I thought it was a fantastic image.

5 Feb 2009 11:42pm

@Nataly: Hi Nataly....I'm really pleased that you liked the new website! I don't take that many photos so that shot from Paris that you mention will definitely appear here as well fairly soon.

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

So evocative of bygone days, Ian ... beautifully processed and presented (as is all your work) ... ron

6 Feb 2009 2:29pm

@Ron: Thanks Ron....Wasdale is such a beautiful place it's impossible to take a poor photo there.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

poetic composition

7 Feb 2009 10:40am

@yz: Thanks yz!

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

b&w poetry
great PP

8 Feb 2009 10:42pm

@drum: Thanks Drum!

Jim (365,000 words) from Hunnebostrand, Sweden

When you say you've brought this from the archives, it really looks like you mean proper archives. A great old look and feel for this photo.

9 Feb 2009 9:22am

@Jim (365,000 words): Thanks Jim....the weather was awful with really heavy rain and poor visibility plus I had the camera in a plastic bag to keep it dry so the photo isn't as crisp as I'd normally like.

I added a slight sepia tone in post processing to get this look as I thoughted it suited the feel of the place.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Superb...belongs with Wainwright's best sketches!

10 Feb 2009 10:41pm

Marco from Haarlem, Netherlands

Yuo continue to amaze me with the high standard you keep up on this photoblog.

13 Feb 2009 5:48pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I love the treatment here.

19 Mar 2009 7:20am

1/30 second
ISO 220
51 mm (35mm equiv.)