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A View of the Sea

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 7 September 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another photo from my recent trip to Corsica this summer.

NIKON D40 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

simply superb! amazing tones and light textures -- the compo is very strong with that forward shadow. awesome!

7 Sep 2009 5:29am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks very much dj!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

DJ is perfectly right about shadows and composition. This is a great picture for b/w presentation.

7 Sep 2009 5:40am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks very much of the benefits of all those deep blue skies in Corsica is the way in which they convert to mono.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Ian this is gorgeous! I love the wide open space and the darkness of the sky. The shadow really adds so much to the depth and the mood. Fabulous!

7 Sep 2009 6:03am

@bluechameleon: Hi Sharon....thanks very much!

k@ from Paris, France

Love how the man gives the scale - gorgeous compo with that beautiful tree ~ 

7 Sep 2009 6:06am

@k@: Thanks....I only just managed to squeeze all of the tree and the bottom shadow into the frame. It would have been nice to have achieved a bit more room around the edge but sometimes these things aren't possible.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

How special image is this one! I like very much the wide composition and the b/w, very good!

7 Sep 2009 6:26am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks very much Paco!

Francine from Buire le sec, France

I like everything in thing in this picture. Wonderful!

7 Sep 2009 7:03am

@Francine: Thanks Francine!

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Love the mood in this classical b&w. Outstanding composition!

7 Sep 2009 7:47am

@Reiner: Thanks Reiner!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very cinematic! What music would you take for this? :-)

7 Sep 2009 9:41am

@MadScientist: Thanks.....defintely some uplifting classical music :-)

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, that Bramham's signature b&w wide angle super expressive landscape shot!!!! So beautifully composed especially with the inclusion of the man who's adding much to the atmosphere... Love this alot Ian!:-)

7 Sep 2009 12:52pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Wonderful BW with great contrast. Well done Ian!

7 Sep 2009 1:24pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

what a wonderful relaxing scene

7 Sep 2009 1:38pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is fantastic Ian. I love the black sky and super composition.

7 Sep 2009 2:10pm

Mags from Paris, France

Absolutely stunning!

7 Sep 2009 3:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning light. Superb processing.

7 Sep 2009 4:23pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


7 Sep 2009 6:14pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

For some reason I never envisioned Corsica as a beautiful place until I've seen your shots.

7 Sep 2009 6:34pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks Glenn but the island is much more spectacular than I'm able to show with my photos - I would say it's probably the most beautiful place I've been to in Europe. A combination of spectacular coastline and beaches with dramatic ancient fortified hill towns in mountains that rise to 2700 metres (about 8,800ft)

Sandra from Thoiry, France

Simply superb!

7 Sep 2009 6:57pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Beautiful, great cinema!

7 Sep 2009 7:57pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such great contrast and lovely dark sky - perfect!

7 Sep 2009 8:35pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great width!
Vittorio Grigolo - Bedshaped (Cosi)

7 Sep 2009 8:37pm

@Ted: Thanks Ted...what beautiful music!

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful composition, and a very nice b & w

7 Sep 2009 8:45pm

elena from Turin, Italy

A nice BN! It seems a scene of an old bn film.

7 Sep 2009 11:01pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

It's a lovely compo, I like that there one man enjoying this magnificent view, I love how you took it ;)

8 Sep 2009 3:22pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Love this compo and b & w

8 Sep 2009 5:06pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

great shadow and great b&w

8 Sep 2009 7:39pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

This is a beautiful composition!

9 Sep 2009 8:37pm

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

another great composition. well done, Ian.

9 Sep 2009 8:47pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful shot and post processing

14 Sep 2009 5:09am

Hervé from Juvisy, France

a nice light and a very strong B&W, great shot!!

14 Sep 2009 12:59pm

1/640 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)