Crosby Beach

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 4 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A photo from Crosby Beach in NW England.

I'm exploring ways of incorporating light & shadow in my B&W photos at the moment but it's a bit hit and miss as I experiment with some of the basics.

Hopefully I'll improve with a bit of practice as I think it's got a lot of potential.

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Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Another beautifully composed shot, very carefully done!

4 Aug 2009 5:45am

@Daryl Johnson: Thanks Daryl!

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Love the contrast of the light beach against the dark sky.

4 Aug 2009 6:35am

@Hoshisato: Thanks very much!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

successful tries ! I love the contrast and the angle of view ! nice perspective !

4 Aug 2009 8:31am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You do sumptuous very, very well!

4 Aug 2009 8:54am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Excellent composition as always and a very dream-like sky. You are on the right way, I think, and I'm very curious what will happen next. :-)

4 Aug 2009 8:57am

k@ from Paris, France

Marvelous with the boat in distance, and that powerful foreground !

4 Aug 2009 9:18am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'ai été heureuse Ian de partager ta galerie durant deux années. Tes beaux nb ont été une de mes joies de venir chaque jour sur le site mais aujourd'hui je dois prendre un autre chemin. Alors je te dis bonne route.

4 Aug 2009 10:58am

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Very nice perspective and your b/w are always great!

4 Aug 2009 12:21pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

man you do so much with 15mm...... stunning

4 Aug 2009 12:24pm

Ana Marusic from växjö, Sweden

so amazing!

4 Aug 2009 1:12pm

David BM from Gijón, Spain

Very nice composition :-)

4 Aug 2009 1:24pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

great composition
well done

4 Aug 2009 2:03pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Brilliant composition and perspective... beautiful play of light and shadows again! So wonderfully expressive!:-)

4 Aug 2009 2:07pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is just another STUNNING image from you Ian! Your humility is touching:)

4 Aug 2009 2:09pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very nice capture.

4 Aug 2009 3:12pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


4 Aug 2009 4:51pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Wow Ian, this is impressive. The pipeline just dances with your eyes, and they flow into the depths of this image before you know it's even happening. The light and shadow work here is superior.

4 Aug 2009 7:58pm

Frida from Sweden

I like the darker sky against the light beach. The pipeline gives so much deapth to the picture.

4 Aug 2009 8:45pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Fantastic composition Ian. The shadow/highlight is spot on IMO. Well done!

4 Aug 2009 9:30pm

Sophie Asselin from Montréal, Canada

Very beautiful ! I like the contrast and the composition. Congrats !

4 Aug 2009 10:06pm

C.K.S from KL, Malaysia

Wow this is just a great shot. What sort of conversion do you use?

5 Aug 2009 4:01am

@C.K.S: Thanks!.....I shoot in RAW and process my Nikon NEF RAW files in their proprietary software 'Capture NX2'. I then export the file to Photoshop CS3 as a 16 bit Tiff file and convert it to B&W using CS3's excellent dedicated B&W conversion tool. I then add contrast and do some dodging and burning to get the depth and range of tones from shadows to highlights. Basically I do it by eye rather than using any kind of set formula.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The shooting angle, with the DoF, gives it a very nice look. Excellent processing.

5 Aug 2009 4:05am

Sandra from Thoiry, France


6 Aug 2009 9:12pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful perspective

9 Aug 2009 7:39am

NaveenBachwani from Bombay (Mumbai), India

It's a hit, as far as I'm concerned!

11 Aug 2009 7:46am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! Outstanding work you do :))

25 Aug 2009 10:24pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Oops. Thought I'd commented on this already. Another magnificent shot Ian. I particularly love the way the sky came out, and that ship on the horizon is just the clincher.

27 Aug 2009 2:45pm

Nikon D40
1/125 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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