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Sunset in the Woods

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

Well, it's bluebell season again.

This is a photo from the woods near our house on the edge of the English Peak District. They are carpeted with bluebells at this time of year.

It was sunset and I walked through to the western edge of the woods until I could get the rays of the dying sun in the shot.

All I could hear whilst sitting there in amongst the flowers, surrounded by blue green and gold, was the bird song and the occasional click of the shutter on my camera.

There's a larger version of this photo here for those who are interested.


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dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

a very beautiful and lovely mood!!! a wonderful moment!!!

4 May 2009 5:11am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

une belle ambiance douce et romantique !

4 May 2009 5:53am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

The palette of the colours in this one is huge! Great timing and really a wonderful landscape photo!

4 May 2009 6:25am

Fabian from Wuerzburg, Germany

Beautiful colors! Love the mood, even if the tree on the right feels a bit too dominant.

4 May 2009 7:23am

paul from Tadcaster, United Kingdom

you have found a great spot and perfect light - beautifully captured

4 May 2009 7:26am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

un beau tapis de fleurs dans cette douce lumière. j'aime beaucoup le cadrage au ras du sol.

4 May 2009 8:06am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

So rich in colour, and the larger version does it better justice with all that detail - well captured!

4 May 2009 8:15am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Gorgeous colours Ian. Sunrise and sunset is the only time to photograph them.

4 May 2009 8:46am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful... This is a piece of Heaven.

4 May 2009 8:54am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Joli contraste entre les bleus froids et les tons chauds de l'arrière-plan

4 May 2009 9:44am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

A truly gorgeous scene, Ian. It must be wonderful to enjoy that view!

4 May 2009 10:10am

Daryl from Farnham, United Kingdom

Beautiful English scene...

4 May 2009 10:22am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

This is pure magic, really wonderful!

4 May 2009 12:04pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I remember these from last year when you showed us some magical views. The light is spectacular. Fine work.

4 May 2009 12:13pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A storybook scene. Beautiful.

4 May 2009 12:23pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

very very nice

4 May 2009 1:32pm

Mike Paulison from United States

Just beautiful ! The colors and richness are excellent. The shape adds something to the shot as well.

4 May 2009 1:43pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh my, such a magic moment enriched by that wonderful interplay of lovely details and colours! And your framing is just brilliant, as always! Absolutely superb work my dear!:-)

4 May 2009 2:35pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous photo of a beautiful moment ! Richness of the colors is stunning !

4 May 2009 3:12pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite. Superb lighting.

4 May 2009 4:38pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a fairy tale shot. A bit of magic.

4 May 2009 6:14pm

Richard Hollins from London, United Kingdom

Lovely shot Ian. I like the composition, with the tree on the right of the frame so close to the camera.The yellows and oranges of the sunlight complement the bluebells really well.

4 May 2009 8:45pm

Hal Higginbotham from New York, United States

What a fabulous picture!!! The sunset series that you did last year, especially, was excellent, but this catches the light and shadow like a real master. The diagonal path of the light and color contrast are superb. Really, really nice!

5 May 2009 12:43am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! oh that is lovely work! beautiful light coming through and wonderful colours and detail throughout! you have very well to balance the lighting in this scene - superb job!

5 May 2009 5:16am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Oh my isn't that just so lovely. The light is wonderful. That looks like the perfect spot and perfect time of day to take in the splendor of this place.

5 May 2009 11:31am

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Gorgeous light, Ian. I like how you included the large tree to the right in the composition with the bluebells.

5 May 2009 12:20pm

Marcie from United States

Beautiful color and light. Stunning image!

5 May 2009 12:24pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Gorgeous colors and light!

5 May 2009 12:34pm

Danny from Hong Kong

Hi Ian,

Lovely place and beautifully captured.

5 May 2009 12:39pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light and colors.

6 May 2009 1:23am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

this is absolutely beautiful and would look nice hanging on a wall

6 May 2009 7:18am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wonderful image.... The light is magnificent

6 May 2009 7:41am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Really beautiful image, fantastic colors and light!

6 May 2009 8:03am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The large image is wonderful, catching all the detail of the subtle light on the flowers and the forest.

7 May 2009 3:39am

aneesh from India

gr8 shot. beautiful landscape.

9 May 2009 4:38pm

Pui-Yee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

i think u're an example to everyone that no one needs a super expensive camera to take superb photos.

1 Jun 2009 8:00am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very beautiful scenery!

7 Jul 2010 10:04am

1/50 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)