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Dune Shadows

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 6 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Sand erosion control fences in the coastal dunes of NW England filtering the light.

I'll be away on vacation with my family shortly so I look forward to catching up with you all in a couple of weeks.

Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and lovely comments!

NIKON D40 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 200 17 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

Have a great trip Ian and bring some stunning shots. This one is just perfect to say good-bye. Strong work with light and shadows.

6 Aug 2009 6:05am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks very much Mirko!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A brilliant image...once ethereal and perfect to leave behind while you are away! Have a blast Ian:)

6 Aug 2009 6:41am

@Pavan Kaul: Thanks Pavan.....I'm pleased you liked it!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

You have captured a magic moment here, a wonderful symphony of light. Have a nice trip!

6 Aug 2009 7:37am

@MadScientist: Thanks very much.....I'm looking forward to it!

Mags from Paris, France

Wonderful lighting, this is beautiful!

6 Aug 2009 10:19am

@Mags: Thanks Mags!

David BM from Gijón, Spain

Beautiful light :-)

6 Aug 2009 10:47am

@David BM: Thanks David!

Time from philadelphia, United States

looks great in b/w

6 Aug 2009 11:21am

@Time: Thanks very much!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

amazing play of light and shadows ! I love the angle of view ! bonnes vacances Ian !

6 Aug 2009 11:42am

@Anna.C: Thanks very much Anna!

k@ from Paris, France

Your light, my delight - this one (again) is a masterpiece, i love the foreground the most. Have a very nice pause, Ian*

6 Aug 2009 12:04pm

@k@: Thanks very much!

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Stunning shadows! Bravo!

6 Aug 2009 12:44pm

@Polydactyle: Thanks Polydactyle!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, another masterful play of light and shadows... the composition and tonality are so appealing!
Wish you and your family a very enjoyable vacation!!!:-)

6 Aug 2009 3:08pm

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo.....I've been enjoying exploring the theme of light & shadow in these recent photos.

Bishop from Houston, United States

Great composition... I recently came across your blog here, marked it up in my blog watch list and am enjoying every day of it! Have a nice vacation.

6 Aug 2009 3:29pm

@Bishop: Thanks very much.....I'm really pleased that you like the photos!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Absolutely stunning monochrome.

6 Aug 2009 4:06pm

@john4jack: Thanks very much Jack!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like this.

6 Aug 2009 4:07pm

@Viewfinder: Cheers Glenn!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I know I've said this before, but this is THIS IS THE PHOTO, it's fantastic Ian, I don't see how you could beat this one lol oh man a work of art!!!

6 Aug 2009 5:12pm

@Lorraine: Thanks again Lorraine.....we all like to think that we'll be able to keep improving don't we so I hope that this one isn't really the one :-)

Oswegan from Lake Oswego, United States

A remarkable image.

6 Aug 2009 5:48pm

@Oswegan: Thank you very much!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great play with light and shadow, well done!

6 Aug 2009 7:07pm

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Michael Rawluk from Canada

This is absolutely poetic.

6 Aug 2009 8:30pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael....what a lovely compliment!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Ian, this is just gobsmackingly perfect! How on earth you managed to nail the exposure so well, and your processing skill knows no bounds.

6 Aug 2009 8:35pm

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian....that means a lot coming from you!

Frida from Sweden

So well spotted, captured, processed and presented. It's a magnificent picture. Have a nice vacation.

6 Aug 2009 9:10pm

@Frida: Thanks very much Frida!

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

I've seen many shots taken with such erosion fence but none as stunning as this one! Speechless!!

7 Aug 2009 12:54am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Great to see this superb photo again!

7 Aug 2009 3:51am

Ladybird from Toronto, Canada

impeccable capture! You sure do have an eye for beauty and form.

7 Aug 2009 3:58am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Wonderful lighting

7 Aug 2009 6:10am

missparis from PARIS, France

Vraiment sublime

7 Aug 2009 9:34am

Kaveh from Abadan, Iran

It's Realy Impressive . Nice Light

7 Aug 2009 11:56am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The shadows add one beautiful dimension on it.

7 Aug 2009 8:37pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! The light is spectacular!

8 Aug 2009 4:54am

C.K.S from KL, Malaysia

It's a great shot. Would you mind sharing what B&W conversion process you use???

8 Aug 2009 10:06am

C.K.S from KL, Malaysia

Sorry for the double post. Forgot I asked already. haha

8 Aug 2009 10:07am

Drey from Toulouse, France

Très beau jeu d'ombre!

8 Aug 2009 7:00pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Great shot beautiful light and shadows

9 Aug 2009 7:38am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Excellent patterns and textures.

9 Aug 2009 6:31pm

Nick Barnett from Stafford, United Kingdom


10 Aug 2009 8:17am

MahGol from Paris, Iran

this shot has all the good things .. its amazing

11 Aug 2009 12:44am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning, impressive capture of shadow and light.

11 Aug 2009 3:13am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great stuff Ian, very strong. I'll have to get down to the beach early one morning!

11 Aug 2009 7:16pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

another winner Ian!! Very impressive!!

12 Aug 2009 1:43pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wow! extraordinary lighting and shadow patterns!! beautiful!

12 Aug 2009 3:09pm

Joao Mourao from Portugal

Fnatastic shadows. Superb light, perfect composition. HAve a nice holidays and bring your fantastic shots.

12 Aug 2009 7:24pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

is there anything you can't do with light? How do you get it to dance for you like that?!?

13 Aug 2009 11:49am

Ovidiu from Bucharest, Romania

Wonderful B&W! All your photos are superb!

17 Aug 2009 10:32am

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

The light is just perfect- Very beautiful photo

17 Aug 2009 11:17am

retoque fotografico from Spain

Stunning crop and lines in this photo, enhanced by the toning and perspective!

18 Aug 2009 8:26am

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!

18 Aug 2009 1:56pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is spectacular!!! Love it

25 Aug 2009 10:23pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

That is heavenly. Beautifully captured light.

26 Aug 2009 12:32am

Derrald from United States

Excellent image, the lines really draw me into the scene and into the light....

26 Aug 2009 3:40pm

CJaM from United Kingdom

very nice light and B&W shot there....

27 Aug 2009 12:55pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

wow such romance beautifully captured. this is spectacular.

27 Aug 2009 2:38pm

saeed from amol, Iran

So beautiful shot

22 Jun 2010 7:31am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia


21 Jul 2010 5:51pm

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

WOWwwww Awesome!!!! truly this is very Pro

9 Aug 2010 4:02am

patrick from Achères, France

What a perfect photo,nothing to add.....

10 Sep 2010 3:11pm

Photonscribbles from Mumbai, India

what play of lighting...

23 Sep 2010 7:18am

raha from tehran, Iran

great shadows ...nice shot.i like it

17 Jun 2011 9:35am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'adore ce jeu de lumière

21 Oct 2012 11:57am

Tom from Stekene, Belgium

Great shadow work! Like it!

8 Apr 2013 2:05pm

1/400 second
ISO 200
17 mm (35mm equiv.)