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The Chimney & The Alley

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 27 May 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A photo from a small town near Halifax in Yorkshire where Victorian era industrial chimneys like this are still a relatively common site.

NIKON D40 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

formidable !

27 May 2009 8:17am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very effective composition, excellent!

27 May 2009 8:54am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

awesome tones and great framing

27 May 2009 10:14am


Bravo !!! excellent framing

27 May 2009 11:26am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

exceptional shot!

27 May 2009 12:23pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Love the crop of this. The narrow composition really works.

27 May 2009 2:28pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a composition!

27 May 2009 3:25pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Very powerful composition Ian! Just brilliant! The lighting, tones, textures... are all superb!

27 May 2009 3:31pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Yet again, great eye, great vision, superbly executed.
(By the way, thanks for the tip on the 16-85VR.)

27 May 2009 4:42pm

@Ted: Thanks Ted.....which lenses did you take with you then?

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


27 May 2009 5:34pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

What a great subject and perfectly executed! Bravo!

27 May 2009 7:37pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Superb narrow leads us straight to the chimney. A beautiful composition!

27 May 2009 7:53pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Excellent perspective. I like the length of the photo- it parallels the chimney.

27 May 2009 11:23pm

Myrtle beach from myrtle beach, United States

I wonder if the people who walk there daily notice that?

28 May 2009 12:09am

@Myrtle beach: Well despite Fred Dibnah's best efforts there's no shortage of old chimneys like this in Yorkshire so I doubt that anyone who actually lives in the town would give it a second glance :-)

Richard Hollins from London, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot Ian. Love the way you have cropped the image and used the buildings to frame the chimney. The water in the alley brings a welcome touch of light to it as well.

28 May 2009 9:14am

@Richard Hollins: Thanks Richard!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

A very cool shot and well spotted. The tones add to the gritty feel and the reflections in the puddle are intriguing. Compliments.

29 May 2009 3:54am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful photograph and very beautiful post processing

1 Jun 2009 7:26am

Eduardo Acaso from Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

you are my hero!!!!incredible!!

6 Jun 2009 1:30am

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Awesome tones and this tall panoramic is wonderful in every regard.

17 Jun 2009 2:27am

Marc from Halluin, France

sorry for my english, but I'm able to say that this shot is excellent!!

21 Jun 2009 8:38pm

1/100 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)