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Dawn - Llandudno Pier

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 28 March 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A photo looking down at Llandudno Pier at low tide.

This was a 2 minute long exposure achieved using neutral density filters on the camera to achieve that dramatic sky and smooth water.

NIKON D700 241/2 second F/9.0 ISO 200 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Great BW I Like this sky and this seascape

28 Mar 2011 5:10am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thanks Didier!

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

great :)

28 Mar 2011 5:38am

@Shahryar: Thanks Shahyyar!

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Magnificent as always!!!! absolutely amazing!!! Gorgeous image!!!

28 Mar 2011 5:50am

@sunstone_maria: Thanks Maria!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Your black and white are absolutely magic and their development by the white frame is a beautiful idea. Great great shot. 5*

28 Mar 2011 6:03am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The shadow of the pier, the clarity and the details of the sky...great!

28 Mar 2011 6:33am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

adebond from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Amazing stuff buddy. One of your best I think.

28 Mar 2011 7:14am

@adebond: Thanks Ade!....this was one of the many photos that I took while out in north Wales on a day's photography with John Leech and Mike Spriggs. We were lucky enough to get some wonderful light in a series of great locations!

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Très beau ciel et superbe composition ! peace !

28 Mar 2011 7:37am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

You are the master of the long doubt about it!

28 Mar 2011 7:40am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Magic, fabulous, very beautiful. 5*

28 Mar 2011 9:25am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

amazing realisation ! great contrast of your B&W, superb long exposure ! master piece !

28 Mar 2011 10:04am

João Mourão from Amadora, Portugal

Fine art photography. Amazing ight and detail on a fabulous composition.

28 Mar 2011 12:07pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

28 Mar 2011 12:58pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Cracking stuff Ian!

28 Mar 2011 1:03pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

magical!!! how do you find the D700's full frame capability? It looks like you're enjoying it - A LOT!!! :)

28 Mar 2011 1:29pm

@Photographs by M.E.: It's a really lovely camera thanks! Although I wouldn't say it's a huge improvement over my old D40 for landscape photography, as that type of photography is not very demanding of a camera; for everything else it's much much better.

I particularly enjoy the vastly improved focus speed and accuracy which is amazing even in very low light conditions; the big and bright viewfinder make it a joy to use and the greater control over depth of field is fantastic. All in all it's an extremely versatile and complete camera.

missparis from PARIS, France

Vraiment sublime

28 Mar 2011 2:07pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely capture.

28 Mar 2011 4:06pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece


28 Mar 2011 4:15pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Exquisite ! Top notch photography and glorious in black and white tones so rich.

28 Mar 2011 4:44pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Oh mama mia! I'm lost! If i'm still here, then I wish to be lost - in that magnificent world you have created! Astounding!

28 Mar 2011 4:46pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

You are creating simple and simultaneously unique things.

28 Mar 2011 5:11pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Superb! The cloud motion toward the camera makes me feel like I'm moving and standing still at the same time.

28 Mar 2011 9:26pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States


28 Mar 2011 10:01pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Dramatic! Striking work.

28 Mar 2011 10:21pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


29 Mar 2011 5:43am

Christopher from United States

Lovely long exposure shot--really beautiful!

29 Mar 2011 12:44pm

karla from Omaha, United States

What a superb burst of light is expressed in this sky and its reflection in the water! Gorgeous.

29 Mar 2011 7:14pm

Damian B from Manchester, United Kingdom

you have to be one of my favourite inspirational photographers - thanks for the joy!!

29 Mar 2011 7:24pm

Wolfgang from Munich, Germany

Wow, what a shot! Great composition and processing.

31 Mar 2011 7:22pm

Matt Lomas Photography (MLP) from Mansfield, United Kingdom

Thats amazing Ian, amazing sky, and the smoothness of the water is excellent

1 Apr 2011 4:28pm

gootchai from Belgium

Elle est sublime cette photo!!! J'adore!!! A++++

16 Jul 2011 9:05pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Something to stunning!

15 Sep 2011 4:01pm

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