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Point Of Ayr

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 10 May 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another photo showing the beautiful serenity of the landscape surrounding the lighthouse at the Point of Ayr lighthouse in North Wales.

Personally speaking, I think this is one of the best photos I've ever taken. I know it's perhaps not the kind of image that would win competitions but I'm very happy with the composition and feeling of quietness and it feels like I've taken a genuine step forward with my photography.

NIKON D700 1/180 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Perfect composition! Fantastic shot!

10 May 2010 6:30am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Seriously nice composition!
It looks far too calm to be a 1/180 sec. exposure, is the exif right Ian?

10 May 2010 9:23am

@Curly: Thanks!....yes, the exif is correct. It was a windless overcast day so the clouds weren't moving and the water in front of the lighthouse was part of a still pond of sea water trapped when the tide went out.

Céline from Paris, France

Excellent! That's a great compo, I love the serenity and the calm of this landsacape, and the reflections in the water.

10 May 2010 9:51am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very nice photo Ian - it would make a good hanging on anybody's wall.
Just curious about the dark water - did you burn this in, or was it part of the original shot, as I kind of expect the sky to reflect this somehow?

10 May 2010 9:53am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Total reduction to the essence of this landscape, a great photo. I envy you a bit for having this nature and the sea to play with.

10 May 2010 9:59am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Très beau traitement sur ce phare dépouillé de tout artifice et bien mis en valeur

10 May 2010 10:05am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I've said it before - I'll say it again - I am a HUGE fan ... amazing work!

10 May 2010 10:25am

Johan Dierckx from Wijnegem, Belgium

It is indeed one of the best imagas you showed of this lighthouse. And I peronally think it could win competitions ! Just try !

10 May 2010 12:20pm

larry from Singapore

You can take 10-20 photos of this lighthouse and each one of them will be beautiful! Brilliant.

10 May 2010 12:47pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Very nice shot ! beautiful reflection ! Well done !

10 May 2010 12:59pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Perfect framing, I like the reflections.

10 May 2010 1:08pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

great capture :)

10 May 2010 2:40pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

symetry works well here ! beautiful reflections !

10 May 2010 4:30pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

5***** splendid

10 May 2010 4:35pm

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran

excellent shot 5/5

10 May 2010 6:44pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Beautiful , nice reflection

11 May 2010 12:23am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such a strong composition. I really like that you have placed your subject right in the middle, it really draws one immediately in!

11 May 2010 3:41am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful, I like the toning, reflection and framing

11 May 2010 5:20am

Guy from Dalarö, Sweden

Oooh. Finally getting to see your trademark type shots with the D700. It really is a wonderful shot.

11 May 2010 9:00am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Yes, very very lovely composition and atmosphere, Ian!:-) Just classic... congrats on handling the new cam so well!!!

11 May 2010 9:40am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Powerful! One of your all-time best, Ian. (and that's saying a whole lot) - The symmetry works very emphatically here.

11 May 2010 4:47pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Magnifique photo

11 May 2010 6:20pm

William Darhy from Paris, France

Very strong capture and feeling of quietness. Technically almost perfectly symetric

11 May 2010 8:19pm

1/180 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)