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Ice on Blea Tarn

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 20 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Blea Tarn which features in Wordsworth's famous poem 'The Excursion'


This was photographed on Saturday when I met up with John Leech for a dusk to dawn shoot in the English Lake District.

12 hours photography in beautiful scenery like this produced a lot of landscape photos, both colour and b&w, and I'll be posting the results here over the coming weeks. I hope you'll like them.

NIKON D40 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

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amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Ian, I truly love your work.

20 Feb 2009 5:03am

@amy: Thanks Amy!

Jim from United States

I love the wide angle and the open space...nicely done.

20 Feb 2009 6:05am

@Jim: Thanks Jim!

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très belle photo, j'aime ces ligne qui se rejoignent

20 Feb 2009 7:10am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

I fall in love with your shots Ian *****

20 Feb 2009 7:20am

San G. from Encino, California, United States

You lead the eye so well and set a pace for moving through the frame. This one lingers. Wonderfully winter.

20 Feb 2009 7:40am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

An excellent bw-work ... very well made!

20 Feb 2009 8:10am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

effective composition

20 Feb 2009 8:10am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Again a wonderfully composed shot of sleeping nature!

20 Feb 2009 9:03am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

beautiful - can't wait to see more :)

20 Feb 2009 11:12am

Patrick from Louveciennes, France

Belle composition, belles tonalités.

20 Feb 2009 12:00pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Stunning black and white, a gorgeous country feel :)

20 Feb 2009 12:34pm

Polydactyle from Canada

Lovely composition. Perfect!

20 Feb 2009 1:07pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful shot. This is such a wonderful place. Just beautiful.

20 Feb 2009 2:26pm

Virgil from Richmond, United States

really good perspective......I like it.:-)

20 Feb 2009 3:22pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

oh I love your composition on this! The fence line and the rocks all in line are fantastic. awsome!

20 Feb 2009 3:23pm

aubry from Montpellier, France

like always ..very great pictures... i love so your style

20 Feb 2009 3:26pm

drphoto from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Realy nice shot here. I would have been tepmted to pan down a little as there is nothiing going on in that sky though. And I really think the large white border overpowers the shot, which is a shame because it is a really nice, well executed photograph.


20 Feb 2009 3:26pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Lovely composition!

20 Feb 2009 4:16pm

Steve from Jacksonville, FL, United States

Wonderful landscape, i love it in Black and White.

20 Feb 2009 4:46pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle composition en N&B! Un vrai plaisir pour mes yeux!

20 Feb 2009 5:25pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful, Ian - very good angle and nicely framed.

20 Feb 2009 6:44pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful composition with the fence and the wide angle !

20 Feb 2009 7:19pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

I love your perspective here...the way the fincing leans out into the water. As usual, your BW image quality is pure perfection.

20 Feb 2009 7:27pm

twodot from New York, United States


20 Feb 2009 10:22pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Ian, enjoy very much the perspective, framing and tonality... wonderful winter landscape! Have a great weekend!:-)

21 Feb 2009 2:56am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

i sure like this one! very smooth composition!

21 Feb 2009 2:02pm

Courtney from Sydney, Australia

I love the Lakes District. Was visiting there about 6 years ago. Just wish I had a better camera with me back then!
Such beautiful photos!

22 Feb 2009 5:15am

MAGDA from Canada

Beautiful composition and angle

23 Feb 2009 5:38am

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Great angle, and elegant shot.

23 Feb 2009 11:30pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Great use of leading lines, not only by the fence but also by the lines of the landscape in the background.

1 Mar 2009 5:41am

lgb from Portugal

All your recent pics are great, but this one... Superb!

4 Mar 2009 9:38am

1/30 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)