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Along the River bank

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 26 October 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

A high contrast long exposure photo of Fiddlers Ferry Power Station on the banks of the River Mersey with the Manchester Ship Canal in the foreground

NIKON D40 75 seconds F/16.0 ISO 200 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

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bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

An excellent high contrast shot Ian. I love how sparse this shot is, yet so full of detail.

26 Oct 2009 5:02am

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon!

lydia from Paris, France

Superb ! I love the contrasts .

26 Oct 2009 5:10am

@lydia: Thanks Lydia!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Great use of those natural features to divide the shot into three parts. I like how only is of these parts is really "used", the other two being mostly empty space...

26 Oct 2009 6:06am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko!....the photo divided itself naturally into those thirds really.

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Fantastic shot !

26 Oct 2009 7:23am

@Fabienne: Thanks Fabienne!

yz from Hungary

love how the chimneys and those sticks compliment the composition

26 Oct 2009 9:13am

@yz: Thanks yz! the way, those 3 'sticks' in the foreground are actually the size of tree trunks! I think they are old mooring posts for the ocean going ships that use the canal. Interestingly there were several hundred geese swimming on the water while I was taking this photo but because of the long exposure they didn't show up on the final image.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I also love the high contrast and this kind of photographe ! a very stylish picture !

26 Oct 2009 9:13am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

An all time gem. Fascinating how the reflections of the sticks(!) work and how the buildings have a vampire like lack of reflection.

26 Oct 2009 9:39am

@John Leech: Thanks John!...It was a very grey, overcast day with drizzly rain which is probably why the reflections don't amount to much!

Mags from Paris, France

This place is magic for your pictures :)

26 Oct 2009 9:43am

@Mags: Thanks's a dramatic place and this power station and a nearby bridge just out of shot to the left of the photo really dominate the landscape.

Sriram from Chennai, India

Amazing shot!

26 Oct 2009 9:44am

@Sriram: Thanks Sriram!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Plenty of atmosphere with few elements! Almost looks like a snow-covered landscape.

26 Oct 2009 11:13am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a wonderful mood of desolation -- the lighting is brilliant!

26 Oct 2009 1:19pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great shot Ian. The starkness of the scene lends itself perfectly to the subject.

26 Oct 2009 1:46pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow it looks so dramatic, an excellent work.

26 Oct 2009 2:09pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What can I say Ian... this is such an expressive and unforgettable image!!! The forms and composition are simple, yet they interact with each other in the contrasting tones to creat an amazing impact! Masterful work!

26 Oct 2009 3:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Well done, Ian.

26 Oct 2009 4:05pm

JamesKV from Barcelona, Spain

wow! superb! the constrast is just right!

26 Oct 2009 4:39pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

So isolated, quiet but not peaceful....full of drama, wow!

26 Oct 2009 4:54pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Wonderful and lonely image.

26 Oct 2009 9:16pm

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

Striking image Ian, almost a silhouette.

26 Oct 2009 11:23pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Excellent high contrasst and composition.

27 Oct 2009 1:27am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent hight contrast in this photo!

27 Oct 2009 1:41am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Seems like Life doesn't dare coming any closer and desertification is a way out. Strong composition and contrasts that match the nature of the environment.

27 Oct 2009 2:37am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


27 Oct 2009 2:49pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

super contrast

27 Oct 2009 6:33pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful I like this BW and the contrast

28 Oct 2009 5:56am

Marie from France

très zen, c'est superbe !

28 Oct 2009 8:07pm

Jeremie from St-Etienne - Paris, France

Simply gorgeous !! Those big chimneys seem to be one of your favorite subject, and it's working well...

13 Nov 2009 4:00pm

75 seconds
ISO 200
78 mm (35mm equiv.)