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Blackpool Beach - The Roller Coaster

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

Dusk on Blackpool Beach. There was some wonderful light on the coast last Saturday. It was a real joy to be there with a camera and no time constraints.

NIKON D700 1/50 second F/11.0 ISO 200 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

How the Lord is the foreground so shiny! Beautiful composition, no obstruction, simple! GREAT!

29 Oct 2010 5:02am

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

awesome shot. well done

29 Oct 2010 5:18am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

I agree wtih Maria - with such a light, its amazing to have a foreground so shiny taht adds to the landscape's beauty in the capture. The lights, the clouds - as always in your captures - wonderful.

29 Oct 2010 5:33am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

The subtlety in the color is what really appeals to me in this fine photo.

29 Oct 2010 5:51am


BRAVO Ian*****

29 Oct 2010 6:10am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia


29 Oct 2010 6:13am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

It's OK I suppose :) No it's brilliant!

29 Oct 2010 6:41am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb light, soft colors and reflections ! great composition !

29 Oct 2010 8:23am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

The figures and fairground beautifully rendered as silhouettes against the fading light

29 Oct 2010 8:53am

Frida from Sweden

It's excellent!

29 Oct 2010 9:12am

karetnikov from Italy

The two figures mark a big difference, in my opinion, between this shot and the great majority of your pictures. We don’t see here a vast landscape with some figures lost in it, or passing through it, but a human drama happening in a vast landscape. It seems like the woman is talking to the man, who doesn’t want to listen to her, and so he’s walking quickly with his long legs, eyes on the ground. She makes shorter steps, she probably needs to run at intervals to keep her pace, and at the same time she’s calling him, or shouting at him, or simply talking and talking, trying to make herself heard. Maybe they were at the rollercoaster, and had some fun, then something dramatic happened, or was said by one of them, and a pleasant afternoon turned in an unpleasant quarrel. Of course, everyone can read a different story in those two silhouettes, thus confirming how meaningful they are in the sombre landscape which is hosting them. One of your best pictures ever!

29 Oct 2010 9:59am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Merveilleuses tonalités, j'aime beaucoup.

29 Oct 2010 10:03am

pixie from Chennai, India

this is stunning! dusk light as a backdrop to the silhouettes.... is simply amazing

29 Oct 2010 10:20am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love this photo, Ian - I had the same take as Karetnikov above on a possible story between the two people in the photo - it adds a certain "tension" to the photo that I really like. As well the lighting is so perfect - this is a wonderful moment you have captured.

29 Oct 2010 10:58am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great light!

29 Oct 2010 12:54pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Beautiful shot and lovely detail in the dark and light areas. Great image!!

29 Oct 2010 12:54pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I simply love this Ian! The night light brings out the detail and silhouettes so beautifully. The roller coaster in the background really makes this something all the more special.

29 Oct 2010 1:06pm

Jingz from Germany

such beautiful sunset and silhouette. great work!

29 Oct 2010 6:40pm

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India


30 Oct 2010 7:35am

k@ from Paris, France

What a delightful palette, and such a subtle one...

30 Oct 2010 8:47am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Another shot that is absolutely stunning! And the light is so subtle.....

30 Oct 2010 11:43am

tom from Germany

Just awesome!

30 Oct 2010 7:15pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

the light, the colour, the composition...stunning Ian!

30 Oct 2010 7:22pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Really beautiful, great silhouettes and glowing colour.

31 Oct 2010 10:37am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

that`s a really stunning scene seen and the lights and reflections so much,that`s charming!

31 Oct 2010 11:16am

wolfen from villefranche sur saône, France

Une belle composition très épurée !! j'aime la lumière de ce cliché !!

31 Oct 2010 11:02pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Very beautiful contrejour !

1 Nov 2010 4:56am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful photo with the silhouettes persons being a great focal point! i like the transition of light and subtle colour in this scene as well - the mood is wonderful!

1 Nov 2010 7:12am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful I like the colours and reflection

10 Nov 2010 5:54am

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Scelte by karetnikov

1/50 second
ISO 200
16 mm (35mm equiv.)