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Leaving Funchal

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 22 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The evening boat leaving Funchal harbour for the nearby island of Porto Santo.

Photographed from the same spot in Madeira as my last photo.

Larger version of this photo here for those who are interested:

NIKON D40 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

A graceful, elegant photo. Remarkable light.

22 Oct 2009 5:20am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

personally my favourite of the two...maybe because of the boat and it's more evocative of the sunset and title?

22 Oct 2009 6:55am

@Ted: Thanks Ted.....I think I prefer this one as well although the it's not often that I get to photograph rays of sun as nicely defined as the ones in the other photo.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


22 Oct 2009 7:03am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Well, well... It is hard to say something more precise than "amazing" about this shot. This just works. I like the panorama presentation here a lot. Georgeous light.

22 Oct 2009 10:10am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Love this one too Ian! I reckon you're getting the hang of this photography lark now ;)

22 Oct 2009 10:22am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Gorgeous golden light and composition!

22 Oct 2009 11:00am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

superbe paysage !

22 Oct 2009 11:45am

Ariel from Spain

Beautiful moment, nicely captured. I can imagine this hanged in my office... Great job!

22 Oct 2009 12:50pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Wonderful sunset (or sunshine?). Great wide landscape.

22 Oct 2009 1:33pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


22 Oct 2009 2:35pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing light and color -- superb atmosphere!!

22 Oct 2009 2:41pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Very nice.

22 Oct 2009 3:30pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Hi, the best shut. very good

22 Oct 2009 5:47pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

.. heavenly photograph.. the lighting is beautiful here.

22 Oct 2009 5:49pm

Mags from Paris, France

Absolutely gorgeous!

22 Oct 2009 8:16pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Ian, this is the sort of image I could see being used in commercial advertising. Your processing skills know no bounds, and you have ended up with a beautiful and amazing photo. Congratulations.

22 Oct 2009 9:21pm

Frida from Sweden

Gorgeous light and colors!

22 Oct 2009 10:56pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

love this one even better! great style and composition and the line of bright light just over the horizon feels like a gate to another world far beyond...

23 Oct 2009 2:11am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great view with splendid lights. I like very much this panoramic, more if viewed larger.
Have a good week end.

23 Oct 2009 9:59am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

soft, beautiful, luscious.

23 Oct 2009 1:43pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Fire in the sky. Great!

23 Oct 2009 10:48pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

That powerful slot of light, Ian - wonderful.

24 Oct 2009 4:55pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Master of Light, exellent!

24 Oct 2009 8:38pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Pure magic glow!

25 Oct 2009 11:59am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Just beautiful. I like the way the horizon sort of just melts into the sky.

26 Oct 2009 9:15pm

Marie from France

magnifique, ce paysage !

27 Oct 2009 9:06am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Great sky

28 Oct 2009 5:56am

1/160 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)