Low Tide on the Marsh

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 June 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photographed on the saltmarsh of the estuary of the River Lune as it enters Morecambe Bay in NW England.

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

For purchasing high quality archival prints of any of these photos you can send me an email by clicking here or by going to my website Ian Bramham - Fine Art Photography where prices are listed in the gallery sections under each individual photo.

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Photographed with your usual elegant eye.

17 Jun 2009 5:50am

@GJC: Thanks very much GJC!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

I love your pictures, Bravo!

17 Jun 2009 6:37am

@Stefan: Cheers Stefan!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Another amazing image. Grear details in the boat. I would have probably put the boat a little more off-center to the right though...

17 Jun 2009 7:03am

@Mirko Herzner: me too Mirko as I would ideally have like a little more separation between the house and the boat but I physically couldn't get any further to to the left as I was already standing on the very edge of the drop into that creek.

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

If memory serves, then you did right not to step into the creek - or at least not without your paddle. Its the very one which from which they derived the phrase. Those whale bone struts in the boat are what seal the deal here.

17 Jun 2009 8:24am

@John Leech: I'm sure that the mud is so deep in the deeper channels like this one that I'd have been very lucky to get out again.....re the struts in the boat - you can't beat a traditionally framed wooden boat for a photo like this. It's a crying shame that it's abandoned and left to rot. The one at Roa Island that I've photographed so often is in a much worse state than it was even 1 year ago and is starting to really fall apart now.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Cette très belle photo pourrait avoir été prise en Bretagne

17 Jun 2009 10:36am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie....I've only been to Brittany on holiday a few times around the Quiberon area with it's 'Côte Sauvage' but it was quite a bit rockier than it is in this particular part of NW England

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superbe composition Ian, j'aime beaucoup !

17 Jun 2009 11:33am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!

Frida from Sweden

Excellent processing and really good details on the boat.

17 Jun 2009 11:51am

@Frida: Thanks Frida!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The details on the boat are great and I really like this depth of field...nice long shot and great mood.

17 Jun 2009 12:13pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon!

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent as usual. This high contrast BW processing fits very well. Great details on the boat!

17 Jun 2009 1:32pm

@Rui: Thanks Rui!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I really like how the eye is directed here, watching a story that tells about an ardous rural life.

17 Jun 2009 2:06pm

@MadScientist: Thanks..... lovely in the summer but I bet it's a hard place to live in the winter when the westerly gales are blowing off the Irish Sea.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Striking, Ian. A fantastic image.

17 Jun 2009 2:41pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks for that Glenn!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Another Ian Bramham's classic! Remarkable composition, b&w tone and atmosphere... deserves a large frame!

17 Jun 2009 3:52pm

@hugo poon: thanks very much Hugo!

pasci.it from Italy

very beautiful!

17 Jun 2009 6:02pm

@pasci.it: Thanks very much Pascal!

Marie from FRESNES, France

je trouve cette image très poétique... et toujours ce superbe noir et blanc...

17 Jun 2009 6:28pm

@Marie: Thanks very much Marie!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

This says "Bramham!" Classic!
(Really pleased with the lens...if it made coffee as well it really would be the real deal!)

17 Jun 2009 8:27pm

@Ted: Thanks Ted! (I'm really pleased to hear you like the lens so much)

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Love the lighting again, and so well composed.

17 Jun 2009 8:33pm

@Daryl Johnson: Thanks Daryl....I'm really pleased that you like the composition!

Paolo from Udine, Italy

magnifica!!! everything is damn good: framing, position of the subject, contrast....

17 Jun 2009 10:03pm

@Paolo: Thanks very much Paolo!

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Excellent find, Ian. I like the texture of the ribs of the boat.

18 Jun 2009 4:16am

@Russ Devan: Thanks Russ....these traditionally built wooden boats are far more photogenic than the modern plastic moulded type aren't they!

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

I like the composition and the central framing of the boat! The black and white looks really beautiful too!

18 Jun 2009 12:43pm

@dkc: Thanks very much!

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

I like the subject and the location. You certainly can't go past a classic wooden boat like this. Your angle shows the detail of the ribs and structure very nicely. I find the positioning of the subject comfortable considering its size in the image. I also find a setting like this a breath of freedom from manicured suburbia.

19 Jun 2009 8:18am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning monochrome.

24 Jun 2009 11:33pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

L'angle est bien choisi et le noir et blanc est superbe.

31 Jul 2009 4:40am

Nikon D40
1/400 second
ISO 200
16 mm (35mm equiv.)

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook Share this photo on Google+