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Soaring the Heights

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 14 March 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photographed in the alps looking east toward the Mont Blanc range.

NIKON D700 1/1250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 220 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

True masterpiece Ian!! dynamic and powerful plus absolutely love the birds here - they add extra drama.
Ps. I had a chance to meet Michael Kenna yesterday - what a huge experience I must say .. I wish to see your brilliant work Ian in a beautiful gallery !!!

14 Mar 2011 5:10am

@sunstone_maria: How exciting!.....did you meet him at one of his exhibitions Maria? Tell me more!.....did you have a chance to ask him any questions?

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Wonderful sense of drama -- of weight and lightness.

14 Mar 2011 6:55am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Fabulous in every way!

14 Mar 2011 7:37am

@Richard: Thanks Richard!

Andrew from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Hi Ian, I thought your last shot of the the mountain range was good, however you have gone one better with this one. Excellent image. At this rate it will not be long before you have your own show in a gallery.

14 Mar 2011 8:25am

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic scenery !!!

14 Mar 2011 8:44am

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Stunning b&w work. Nicely done, Ian.

14 Mar 2011 9:10am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

This is, in my opinion, the archetype of a superb mountain picture, with the violence of the contrasts, the weight of the clouds and the black choucas, the majesty of the rocks.
Have a good day!

14 Mar 2011 9:12am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful

14 Mar 2011 10:45am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic! wonderful!

14 Mar 2011 11:10am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


14 Mar 2011 12:11pm

KriKridesign from Léman, Switzerland

love the ambiance!!

14 Mar 2011 1:58pm

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Hi Ian,
Yes, Michael Kenna was in the gallery for about two hours. He was there signing books, talking casually with the audience. He is not only a genius ( what a feeling to look at his work "face to face". I have his new book "Images of the seventh day' and I could not believe that what I've seen early only in the book was now so close to me - beautifully presented). He is the kindest and warmest person ever, has the great quality of connecting with people. I have left the place with enormous admiration for his work and huge respect for his personality.

14 Mar 2011 4:19pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada


14 Mar 2011 4:44pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

I love the tree!!!

14 Mar 2011 9:44pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! wonderful and dramatic photo! the contrast and tonal range are fantastic and the tiny birds up in the sky give a great idea of distance covered in this shot!

15 Mar 2011 3:19am

Dustin W. Fletcher from Dallas, United States

Scary. The Earth lives! The photo is very dynamic as someone else said. Every time I look at it, it's different. Great work.

15 Mar 2011 7:43am

Christopher from United States

Breathtaking shot!

15 Mar 2011 12:41pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

powerful panorama, exelent in b/w

15 Mar 2011 7:07pm

Jessica Richter from Seattle, United States

Stunning! Like always... ;)

16 Mar 2011 3:34am

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Awesome... full of power!

16 Mar 2011 11:11pm

pixie from Mumbai, India

the composition is just great! keeps you in awe for some time :)

18 Mar 2011 5:38am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

stunning landscape of your very best!

21 Mar 2011 8:30pm

1/1250 second
ISO 200
220 mm (35mm equiv.)