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The 'Tyne Cadet'

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 5 June 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A photo taken at low tide at Morecambe Bay off Roa Island.


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NIKON D40 1/80 second F/11.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

merveilleux cadrage !

5 Jun 2009 5:25am

@Jean-François: Thanks Jean-François!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

If proof was needed that pictures with the subject in center position are not neccessarily bad you just provided it. Great postprocessing.

5 Jun 2009 6:06am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks's rare that I consciously think about composition when I'm taking photos. It's find it easier to walk around the subject and just press the shutter button when it looks right through the viewfinder.

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

One of your best.

Without the anchor line I'd say the composition would be perfect, though with its inclusion I'd say the slightest pan right could well be better (mainly dependent on that dark thing to the bottom right, and what may be out of shot) - or a tickle of a crop off the left keeping an eye on the relationship between the far boat and the border. I think the principle of more space in front of a moving object applies to this dramatic angle despite the boat being well and truly stationary - but its the anchor line which is the defining part. Regardless, a gem as is.

5 Jun 2009 7:04am

@John Leech: Thanks John....this is one I'd have really liked to have processed in colour but the light was just a bit too harsh. I was really lucky and pleased with the cloud formation that appeared quite quickly from what had been a clear blue sky all morning. I also got a couple of interesting ones of the lifeboat station and the end of Roa Island with these clouds. Ian

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

You've take good ones of the lifeboat station before. Your latest ones will be of great interest. You may have noticed that I'm currently making comparisons between different images.

5 Jun 2009 7:37am

k@ from Paris, France

I love the anchor line ! and everything in this moving bending boat ~

5 Jun 2009 8:35am

Paula Camps from Mahón (Menorca), Spain

Great shot! I like how you have worked the image!

5 Jun 2009 9:08am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

all of your photos capture a feeling - this one is no exception - well done!

5 Jun 2009 10:25am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

An excellent shot! It appears like the subject is sucking in the land and sky around it??!! Very well processed and I love the vantage point you chose.

5 Jun 2009 11:06am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent ! I love the composition, the perspective, the tones and the melancholic feeling ! a timeless of your best !

5 Jun 2009 12:33pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


5 Jun 2009 2:04pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, great work, i love the dramatic sky!

5 Jun 2009 5:54pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Unbelievably expressive! Every element works perfectly together... just another timeless classic! Congrats Ian!

5 Jun 2009 6:05pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Tremedous photo.

6 Jun 2009 12:15pm

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

Amazing this is, a real eye catcher.

6 Jun 2009 10:55pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

wouaw, magnifique, ce cliché en noir et blanc !

9 Jun 2009 7:07pm

LM from Aix en Provence, France

great work very nice shot

25 Jun 2009 2:14pm

1/80 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)