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Honfleur Radar Station

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 26 November 2010 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

This is one from earlier in the summer which I've re-processed.

It's a long exposure photo taken at dusk of one of the radar stations at Honfleur on the River Seine at the approaches to the docks at Le Havre.

You can see the Pont de Normandie in the background.

NIKON D700 30 seconds F/16.0 ISO 200 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

Absolutely wonderful!!! the sky and the clouds movement is just amazing. Beautiful quiet and so well balanced composition. plus beautiful reflections. ***** and more!!!

26 Nov 2010 5:04am

tetsu from Tokyo, Japan

I want to just say beautiful....

26 Nov 2010 5:53am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful BW

26 Nov 2010 5:57am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful movement of the clouds - the reflection of the radar station even in the blurred appearing river water brings out wonderful look. Wonderfully well composed.

26 Nov 2010 7:06am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautifully composed

26 Nov 2010 7:45am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Ta photo est vraiment très belle

26 Nov 2010 8:08am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing, the long exposure must totally transform the scene.

26 Nov 2010 9:13am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great great processing and shot Ian !

26 Nov 2010 9:17am

adebond from Liverpool, United Kingdom

It's the stillness & the softness of the water that really makes this image.

26 Nov 2010 10:18am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Beautiful B&W! Nice texture!

26 Nov 2010 10:24am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

a transformed reality, with amazing light, stillness and range of tones

26 Nov 2010 11:03am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Good to see this one Ian. It's a real corker. I might consider a cheap ferry and have a go at that bridge over the coming winter months.

26 Nov 2010 12:07pm

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful !!

26 Nov 2010 1:18pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

no one - absolutely no one - does black and white images the way you do !!

26 Nov 2010 2:15pm

Eduard Crispi from Vic, Catalunya, Spain

Excellent shot!

26 Nov 2010 4:29pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Kenna's Style ! Love it !

26 Nov 2010 5:29pm

Lila from Leipzig, Germany

amazing monocrome!!! moving syk and calm water with those soft reflections. very well done!!!

26 Nov 2010 6:36pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very Nice

26 Nov 2010 11:43pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great image, well done!

27 Nov 2010 7:26am

Behrooz Sangani from Tehran, Iran

Amazing accomplishment, like always Ian!

27 Nov 2010 9:24am

keith from killarney, Ireland

super image so much atmosphere for a static landscape

27 Nov 2010 10:23am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Thanks to all of you for the lovely comments.

It was photographed without a tripod - I was with my family on holiday so didn't have my usual tripod or remote shutter release with me. Instead, I placed the camera on top of the concrete sea wall (nice and stable it was too!) and used the normal shutter release button but with the 2 second delay set to avoid any undue camera shake.

27 Nov 2010 1:02pm

Chiaki from Shiga, Japan


27 Nov 2010 1:40pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Brilliant and breathtaking. Sheer poetry.

30 Nov 2010 2:26am

yvan from Slovenia

WOW! Simple, yet beautiful. Congratulations!

1 Dec 2010 6:11pm

tom from Germany


1 Dec 2010 8:29pm

30 seconds
ISO 200
21 mm (35mm equiv.)