Low Tide

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 19 June 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

It's kind of strange to name this image beautiful... But it is. A beautiful sky, a lonely boat and an example of mankind's 'not-so-nice' sides... I also enjoy the composition here.

19 Jun 2009 6:09am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko....one of the things I love about B&W photography compared to colour is the opportunity to add a little personal interpretation during the processing stage. I've only used traditional type darkroom techniques here such as 'dodging' and 'burning' and contrast enhancement but the process has certainly added drama to this image which wasn't so evident in the colour 'negative'.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'aime vraiment tout particulièrement les images que tu offres en ce moment Ian... elles me touchent beaucoup

19 Jun 2009 6:24am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie, what a lovely thing to say.....I've still got a few more from this series to come yet.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

old tire and boat - we have such a similar taste :)

19 Jun 2009 7:15am

@yz: Thanks yz!.....maybe the attraction of these scenes is universal (or is it just us :-)

Raj from London, United Kingdom

Thats gorgeous. The scene is given added drama by the BW.

19 Jun 2009 7:33am

@Raj: Thanks Raj!

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

very nice shot !!! Love it !!

19 Jun 2009 7:48am

@olivier Paillet: Thanks Olivier!

Richard Hollins from London, United Kingdom

Lovely shot Ian. Great lead in to the boat, which is then capped by an excellent sky. A very nice black and white conversion too.

19 Jun 2009 8:21am

@Richard Hollins: Hi Richard, Thanks for that!....I'm really pleased you liked it.

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Love the sky and the wide open space implied by the distant background. Great processing. B & W definitely suits this one.

19 Jun 2009 8:21am

@gavin hart: Thanks very much Gavin!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Gorgeous, fantastic composition!

19 Jun 2009 9:02am

@Stefan: Cheers Stefan!

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

I like this abandoned landscape! The black and white boat with the tire blend with a great way!

19 Jun 2009 10:14am

@dkc: Thanks very much dkc!

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Wow great framing and perspective. stunning black and white

19 Jun 2009 10:38am

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thanks very much Luca!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

A great shot Ian! And I love your processing to bring out all the details and shadows.

19 Jun 2009 12:39pm

@Ian Smith: Cheers Ian!

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

A GREAT composition and b/w shot. In my collection VKXY.

19 Jun 2009 12:39pm

@Polydactyle: Thanks Polydactyle!

bm from Budapest, Hungary

love the PoV and the crispness of the B&W

19 Jun 2009 1:28pm

@bm: Thanks bm!

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Wow, very nicely done! love the contrast in this one!

19 Jun 2009 1:36pm

@Elora: Thanks Elora!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love the compositions during low tide and yours are especially successful !

19 Jun 2009 2:45pm

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna - your own one today from the beach was great!

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Another fine b&w with good perspective and wonderful tones.

19 Jun 2009 4:38pm

@Dan Creighton: Thanks Dan!

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great shot and great framing :)

19 Jun 2009 4:48pm

@Shahryar: Thanks Shahryar!

Claudia from Illinois, United States

perfect in every way!

19 Jun 2009 5:37pm

@Claudia: Thanks Claudia!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

What a great image Ian! Simply wonderful on all counts...incidentally it was through you that I discovered AMINUS3...And I cant thank you enough for that! I just googled for photoblogs and there you were...on Aminus 3! I am unable to express all that blogging here has come to mean to me, and lack of space is just one of the reasons! Best and carry on the great work:)

19 Jun 2009 7:04pm

@Pavan Kaul: Thanks Pavan and I'm so pleased to hear you're enjoying photoblogging here at Aminus3!

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Fantastic view great BW

19 Jun 2009 7:38pm

@Didier DE ZAN: Thanks Didier!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing scene...I am really fascinated by the foreground, the detail and of course that old tire. I love the drama and treatment of the sky. Another stunning shot, Ian.

19 Jun 2009 8:22pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks very much Sharon!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

There's a tranquility and sublimeness in this shot one can't but admire.

19 Jun 2009 9:59pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom


19 Jun 2009 10:02pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Ian, this is marvelous! Every element is up to your highest standard!!! What appeal to me most are the clarity, details of the foreground (the tire) and their rigorous interactions with the boat! Simply classic!

20 Jun 2009 2:11am

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellente composition, c'est magnifique.

20 Jun 2009 3:35pm

rhys from Angola

A gem, brilliant!

21 Jun 2009 10:35am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Most excellent!

22 Jun 2009 12:22pm

Hervé from France

A great mood and well balanced B&W
A great shot

22 Jun 2009 4:05pm

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

simply suberb.

23 Jun 2009 6:12am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is a great composition......but then.....your B&W presentations are always special!

6 Jul 2009 3:27am

Nikon D40
1/80 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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