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The Grand Hotel, Llandudno

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 30 March 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Dusk at Llandudno in North Wales.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great image, beautiful shaving light (dawn or crepuscule?) underlines the majesty of the hotel emerging from the darkness.
I imagine a good breakfast here facing the sea...

30 Mar 2011 6:08am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!,....yes, you are right. It was photographed at dusk about half an hour before sunset. The hotel is on the edge of the beach with a steep hill just behind it called the 'Great Orme' (or 'Pen y Gogarth' in Welsh). The Grand Hotel is the last place to catch the sun before it dissapears.

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Another excellent composition. We could almost believe in a hotel in Brittany!

30 Mar 2011 6:11am

@Marie LC: You should pay a visit to the Welsh coast one day Marie. I'm sure you'd love it and there are far fewer tourists than in France. There were only a couple of people on the beach when I took this photo.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Excellent composition, another great capture from the master of B+W!

30 Mar 2011 7:22am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great compo and frame !!

30 Mar 2011 8:13am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Excellent composition!

30 Mar 2011 11:47am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

I doubt I'll tire of the snicket formula. Evocative, though equally successful in its own right.

30 Mar 2011 12:09pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful angle and spotlight on the hotel ! I love the off season mood !

30 Mar 2011 12:20pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Love the angles in the frame!

30 Mar 2011 12:41pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

fantastic perspective - the tones are so beautiful!

30 Mar 2011 1:18pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Never been there but it seems to sit just like the Grand in Scarborough!
Love the nice deep contrasts.

30 Mar 2011 1:40pm

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

marvelous photo - love how you framed and led us to look towards the hotel!

30 Mar 2011 3:18pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


30 Mar 2011 8:03pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

That's a great angle, wonderfully framed, nice balance of light and dark.

30 Mar 2011 9:34pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful composition and processing.

30 Mar 2011 11:38pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic light!

31 Mar 2011 6:05pm

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Great pov! Nice B&W!

1 Apr 2011 7:45am

1/250 second
ISO 200
16 mm (35mm equiv.)