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Roa Island

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 21 June 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photographed at low tide showing the row of terraced houses at the end of the island with their roof tops peeking above the sea wall and the bridge to the lifeboat station on the right.

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

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MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very remote location. Life on a Hallig certainly looks picturesque, but you would have to hold your nerve during a tempest. Your photo shows this helplessness very well.

21 Jun 2009 10:36pm

@MadScientist: The area on that link map looks really interesting and sounds very similar to Roa which is attached to the mainland by a causeway. I think the last time Roa was flooded was in the winter of 2002.

Marie LC from Voiron, France


22 Jun 2009 9:05am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful. I feel drawn into this one.

22 Jun 2009 12:22pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Vey nice B and W shot !!! very original and creative !!!

22 Jun 2009 1:53pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Another great black and white, wonderful perspective.

22 Jun 2009 2:29pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Pretty "cinematic"! Very special atmosphere enhanced by your brilliant use of the wide angle and b&w conversion!

22 Jun 2009 3:36pm

k@ from Paris, France

A dream turned true - love your frame*

22 Jun 2009 6:25pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Stunning! Love the cloud formation and processing! Great work Ian!

23 Jun 2009 2:24pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

This is a good shot. Nothing wrong with it. Any of us would be proud of it.
But I am spoiled...just been looking at your Paris gallery again on Flickr...which are well, very, very special...and, colour!

23 Jun 2009 8:33pm

@Ted: Ted, you must be a mind reader......coincidentally I'd already loaded a colour shot from Paris for tomorrow's photo :-)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice perspective with wide angle !

24 Jun 2009 12:31pm

Tammy-Cricket from United States


24 Jun 2009 5:44pm

Jeremie from Paris, France

As usual, your landscapes are simply superb, in particular the density of the sky. I'm wondering what kind of post-treatment you're using. Anyhow, sincere congratulations for your work!

3 Jul 2009 9:03pm

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