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Point of Ayr Lighthouse

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 September 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The victorian lighthouse on the beach at the Point of Ayr in North Wales.


An Open Invitation:

On Tuesday 12 October I'll be giving a talk to North Cheshire Photographic Society about my photos: NCPS Syllabus

For the first hour I'll be showing lots of my own photos using a digital projector and discussing the work of photographers like our own Hugo Poon, and John Leech who first showed me that photography could be an art form, as well as the work of iconic photographers like Michael Kenna

In the final 30 minutes of the talk I'm going to be discussing basic tips on photographic composition.

I realise that most of you live a long way away but anyone who would like to come will be made very welcome!

NIKON D700 1/1000 second F/8.0 ISO 200 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

For purchasing high quality archival prints of any of these photos you can send me an email by clicking here or by going to my website Ian Bramham - Fine Art Photography where prices are listed in the gallery sections under each individual photo.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great B+W photo, well composed!

17 Sep 2010 5:24am

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Excellent :)

17 Sep 2010 7:08am

@Shahryar: Thanks Shahryar!

Babzy from Besançon, France

love it :)

17 Sep 2010 7:11am

@Babzy: Thanks Babzy!

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

I love how the lines in the sand leads to the lighthouse here, it really gives this image great depth.

17 Sep 2010 7:26am

@Claus Petersen: Thanks!.....yes, I was lucky with those lines wasn't I. They have a nice curve I thought.

(PS - the link to your website isn't working for some reason)

k@ from Paris, France

Love the curve, how my eyes run in your image following the U-turning lines.

17 Sep 2010 8:42am

Dimitrios, Welcome all from ATHENS, Greece


17 Sep 2010 9:02am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! I love it!

17 Sep 2010 9:39am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

5***** and silence....

17 Sep 2010 9:47am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I don't know how you do it - every single post is absolutely beautiful ! Well Done!!

17 Sep 2010 10:03am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Simply stunning! Love the composition!

17 Sep 2010 10:27am

macaco from Italy

Fantastic landscape, I like composition and b&w choiche

17 Sep 2010 11:21am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great lines!

17 Sep 2010 12:50pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful shot ! Well done !

17 Sep 2010 4:37pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

it`s just peaceful,so great for the mood and the texture!!!
happy weekend!!

17 Sep 2010 4:56pm

Faëlle from Lyon, France

great picture, magnificent landscape

17 Sep 2010 7:33pm

salva from burgos, Spain

Excellent lightning and B&W tones.

17 Sep 2010 8:26pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice one

17 Sep 2010 8:48pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Wow, timeless!

17 Sep 2010 9:16pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une très grande maîtrise de la composition, l'utilisation des lignes dans le sable pour guider l'oeil jusqu'au phare... Bravo !! et le traitement n&b est une merveille !!!
Félicitation et bon week end

17 Sep 2010 10:03pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Extremely stunning, would like to see it in a large print, the curving of the sea and shore is very attractive.

18 Sep 2010 12:33am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

A perfect photograph in every way.

18 Sep 2010 7:20am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Truly a work of art....You are very talented! Good luck with your talk...Would love to hear it!

18 Sep 2010 3:56pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

What a perfect and beautiful shot! Great composition. 5*****

18 Sep 2010 7:57pm

Mark from Las Vegas, United States

Super Composition, I think B&W for this was the absolute best choice.

18 Sep 2010 9:30pm

Punit from Wanderer, India

Yes - eyes get directed to the lighthouse well through the lines. The clouds also converge well on this wide angle shot.

19 Sep 2010 2:30am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Wonderful sweeping lines.

19 Sep 2010 9:40am

missparis from PARIS, France


19 Sep 2010 9:51am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Well composed shot in B & W...

19 Sep 2010 11:49am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

The light across that beach is so subtle - yet filled with detail and pattern. Brilliant, Ian. Bravo and five stars...

19 Sep 2010 3:35pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition with the lighthouse being a superb focal point! i like the sweeping curve of the shore that takes the eyes towards the lighthouse and the array of textures around!

20 Sep 2010 3:58am

GH from Ker, France

Combien cette photographie est belle ! ce méandre, ce geste... la subtilité de ces teintes !!!

20 Sep 2010 9:04pm

k@ from Paris, France

This one is like a sister to the Mont St-Michel one, like a Yin & a Yang, isn't it ? My point of view, at least ;) Of course i love it a lot t°°

27 Sep 2010 5:34pm

1/1000 second
ISO 200
16 mm (35mm equiv.)