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Sunset - Mont St. Michel

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 29 September 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A B&W sunset from the terrace near the top of the abbey of Mont St. Michel.

The original colour version came out well too and i might post that one on Friday so you can see the difference.


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 1/25 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.

tim from high desert, United States

OK, this is very nice. Love the swirls in the water and the light on the building.

29 Sep 2010 5:04am

@tim: Thanks Tim!

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

A b & w sunset. . .what a concept! Fabulous lighting and composition.

29 Sep 2010 6:19am

@Richard: Thanks Richard!

Babzy from Besançon, France

wow this is a perfect exposure , the result is amazing !

29 Sep 2010 7:26am

Mangesh from Mumbai, India

Perfect picture!

29 Sep 2010 9:12am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Wow ! A very beautiful composition of the place and a treatment which confers him a very particular atmosphere. Class!

29 Sep 2010 9:46am

k@ from Paris, France

I love the 2 profiles of this image, still stone standing up facing sand & sea in luminous movement, a rich frame.

29 Sep 2010 9:58am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Amazing - the lighting is so wonderful!

29 Sep 2010 9:58am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

the light makes it mysterious and amazingly beautiful

29 Sep 2010 10:21am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Fantastic POV and light. A shot that really works well in B&W... but having seen your colour version on(your other phtostream) I might just like that one a tiny bit more :-)

29 Sep 2010 12:30pm

elmer from Tours, France

Je n'avais encore jamais vu le Mont sous cet angle. J'apprécie énormément.

29 Sep 2010 1:27pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

fabulous light Ian!

29 Sep 2010 9:35pm

Lindsay from North Carolina, United States

Love the use of B&W...nice image.

30 Sep 2010 1:37am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition and perspective from a nice, high vantage point! once again - superb use of light and shadows to achieve good contrast, which really suits the monotone look!

30 Sep 2010 3:37am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Fabuleux, J'y vais dans 15 jours, me réjouis!!!

30 Sep 2010 6:28am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

C'est du Grand art...Chapeau l'artiste!

30 Sep 2010 12:15pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

great POV! charming lights and superb tones in your B&W pic as usual,bravo!

30 Sep 2010 12:28pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Hey Ian, great composition, as always... but it's your exquisite play of light and details that's making this specially enchanting!
Look forward to seeing the colour version!:-)

30 Sep 2010 3:56pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, great POV, fabulous light!

30 Sep 2010 10:08pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A gem, Ian - compelling detail and light...

1 Oct 2010 1:01am

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

Belles nuances de tons vespéraux, mais je préfère l’ambiance plus mystérieuse de la N&B

1 Oct 2010 10:59am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

sweet composition...and i prefer this to the seems more mysterious, ominous...the color makes it a bit too 'familiar' somehow...but hey, that's my brain for you...

5 Oct 2010 10:18am

1/25 second
ISO 200
16 mm (35mm equiv.)