First Light

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 1 February 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photographed in the hour after dawn at Morecambe Bay. The light was wonderful and I've got a few photos from this part of the bay that I'd like to show you over the coming week.

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

Amazing composition and toning as usual. I really like the perspective here.

1 Feb 2010 6:05am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Wonderful composition, I like also the light and the toning

1 Feb 2010 6:13am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A very moody image, nice one

1 Feb 2010 6:24am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous composition, very good shot.

1 Feb 2010 6:32am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

I like sepia toning. Good composition too

1 Feb 2010 7:02am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Very strong image. I wonder how u do it. I always got sort of subtle contrasts with sunrise shots.

1 Feb 2010 7:19am

@MK: Thanks!....to answer your question I always add contrast when I'm converting my photos to B&W and also the sun was fully above the horizon when I took this shot. Up here in the north of England dawn and dusk are very gradual affairs so there's usually quite a lot of time when the light is good.

Frida from Sweden

Great composition and toning. You are a master at this :-)

1 Feb 2010 8:06am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

wonderful image

1 Feb 2010 11:03am

Paolo from Udine, Italy

kind of shot I like... good bw conversion... wonderful subject

1 Feb 2010 11:38am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great ambience (and with a surprisingly short exposure ;-).

1 Feb 2010 4:58pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very surreal scene in sepia. Very nicely done.

1 Feb 2010 6:54pm

Louloupix from NEW YORK, United States

Very nice powerful image.
The sepia go well with it and your contrast is interesting.

1 Feb 2010 7:04pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

wonderful capture !

1 Feb 2010 7:53pm

asphaltfee from vienna, Austria

wonderful zen-like image. a peaceful but catching picture.

1 Feb 2010 8:00pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Beautiful image, fine work!

1 Feb 2010 8:42pm

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful shot!

1 Feb 2010 11:28pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great shot...

2 Feb 2010 1:35am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition with the poles in the foreground! perfect tonal range and nice dramatic background! i also like the clarity of the water - you can see the stones perfectly!

2 Feb 2010 2:52am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Fantastic light and compo!

2 Feb 2010 6:34am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

interesting toning.

2 Feb 2010 2:00pm

keith from killarney, Ireland

love the shot Ian, personally I think I would like a colder tone on the image, but as I say that is purely personal

2 Feb 2010 4:12pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Great!
love contrast!

2 Feb 2010 6:35pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

A beautiful shot - lovely lighting and wonderful composition

5 Feb 2010 4:42am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Fabulous composition

5 Feb 2010 8:59am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Composition and tone suit it.

7 Feb 2010 11:57am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

superb tone and composition Ian.

12 Feb 2010 9:18pm

@Ted: hi Ted.....I would have liked to have got the camera lower to lift the tops of the posts higher if you get me but without getting my swimmimg trunks on it was impossible without a 'liveview' option on my camera.

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

15 Feb 2010 8:31pm

syber76 from Le Havre, France

Amazing composition...

19 Apr 2011 2:45pm

Nikon D40
1/160 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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