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Waiting for the Tide

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 5 November 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A long exposure photo of Sculptor Antony Gormley's cast-iron statues standing in the water of the Mersey Estuary at Crosby Beach

NIKON D700 241/2 second F/5.6 ISO 200 210 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

simplicity and calmness is just wonderful here. Love the tones, composition, love the unique as always point of view!

5 Nov 2010 5:12am

tom from Germany

Superb! I really like the dark vignette on top and bottom.

5 Nov 2010 6:50am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

What nice composition ! I love your creative imagination

5 Nov 2010 7:19am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Love the processing and I'll just go along with Marie!

5 Nov 2010 7:30am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

amazing statues ! I often see them on differents photographies and at each time I'm speechless ! your frame and the long exposure give a special beautiful mood ! I like the differents layers of blue and the dark/blue sky ! great work, Ian !

5 Nov 2010 8:01am

adebond from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Another stunner Ian. The deep blues really make it into something special.

5 Nov 2010 8:42am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Simple and nice.

5 Nov 2010 9:03am

Paul from Cumbria, United Kingdom

Excellent, I really like this. I think it's the blackness of the figures that do it for me, they seem like slim versions of Darth Vader :)

5 Nov 2010 9:08am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

very good creation...

5 Nov 2010 9:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Super composition Ian, nicely enhanced with that blue tone.

5 Nov 2010 10:07am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

this is a very compelling photo - it is so mysterious - so nice

5 Nov 2010 10:19am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Outerspace effect.....maybe this is what the future holds for man (?)

5 Nov 2010 11:52am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Once again, this looks far better on aminus than on flickr. For most images it makes little difference, but its rare I've seen one on aminus and thought the flickr version worked better.

5 Nov 2010 12:42pm

Will from Gainesville, United States

wow! great composition:)

5 Nov 2010 12:45pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

This is simply fantastic! A work of art! You must be chuffed?

5 Nov 2010 1:36pm

Arturo Lopez from Toronto, Canada

Simplicity sometimes is perfect!!!

5 Nov 2010 4:40pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

really great image

5 Nov 2010 5:14pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Simply perfect! 5*

5 Nov 2010 5:26pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, cool image!

5 Nov 2010 6:00pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

An uncommon location of sculptures deserves an uncommon, i.e. not straightforward, not illustrative, approach to landscape.

5 Nov 2010 6:13pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

everything works here Ian: the tone, the long exposure, the subject, the simplicity, the tide...the only fault I can find is that it's not on canvas and it's not on my wall!!

5 Nov 2010 8:28pm

Ram from Bangalore, India

Wow...... This is just out of the world... Love this one.

6 Nov 2010 1:44am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Such an exceptional minimalist work of art! The most enchanting I've seen for a while!!!
How I'm drawn into an unusual air of serenity and mystery! Another masterpiece Ian!

6 Nov 2010 2:27am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Surreal and other worldly, perfect subject for long exposure.

6 Nov 2010 2:35am

Ben from Germany

what a mood! really good.

6 Nov 2010 7:26am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

A very painteresque feeling to the photo. Almost as if it was computer generated; I mean that in a good way. Nothing but good adjectives I can think of for this photo! Good job!

6 Nov 2010 9:28pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Splendid painting. Love the tones and the composition well worked. I love this picture!

6 Nov 2010 9:52pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Those dark blues... great mood..

7 Nov 2010 10:05pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

One word : Superb !

I really admire your shots, greater than ever !

8 Nov 2010 10:51pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Wow! Standing ovation, Ian!

9 Nov 2010 3:37am

k@ from Paris, France

Right out of a blue dream...

9 Nov 2010 10:37am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot

10 Nov 2010 5:53am

guillaume from Paris, France

Impressive !! Love it !

10 Nov 2010 7:13pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

What a beautiful image!

13 Jul 2011 10:00am

241/2 second
ISO 200
210 mm (35mm equiv.)