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Malham Cove

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 29 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I've been going back through my archives and this is a photo that I took back in the winter of 2009 but haven't processed until now.

It was taken at the top of the vertical 80 metre high limestone cliff at Malham Cove in Yorkshire.

To give you an idea of the drop hidden by that mist, if you look at the photo on the top right of this Wiki page: it was taken at the top of the cliff you can see.

NIKON D40 1/8 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

For purchasing high quality archival prints of any of these photos you can send me an email by clicking here or by going to my website Ian Bramham - Fine Art Photography where prices are listed in the gallery sections under each individual photo.

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

The precipice is being felt behind this fence at once. Free field of the frame works perfectly! As a result - enigmatic story-image...
You have a very interesting archives, Ian!

29 Jun 2011 6:25am

@Oleg: Thanks Oleg!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Very risqué !!

29 Jun 2011 6:31am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

guillaume from Paris, France

Au delà du vide !!! Well done !

29 Jun 2011 6:37am

@guillaume: Thanks Guillaume!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


29 Jun 2011 6:42am

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice catch ! Well done !

29 Jun 2011 6:55am

@Olivier Paillet: Thanks Olivier!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is superbly composed Ian and I love the detail, textures and tonal range! A twinge of regret when I read the Exif and realize your D700 is still in repair....and I do hope your operation went well and your are in the pink:)

29 Jun 2011 6:58am

@Pavan Kaul: Thanks Pavan! Yes, you are right - still no D700 but personally I'm feeling a lot better now as its been 3 weeks since the op.

Marzia from ., Italy

another wonderful shot.

29 Jun 2011 7:10am

@Marzia: Thanks Marzia!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Really impressive. With this fog, if we make a step of excess, we are doubtless in great danger. I like very much the "a little bit disturbing" atmosphere of this beautiful black and white.

29 Jun 2011 7:38am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie....yes, its a very eerie place in the winter mist at dawn!

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great! I like the mood.

29 Jun 2011 7:39am

@Stefanie: Thanks Stefanie!

Mhelene from Paris, France

So beautiful ! A splendid photo !

29 Jun 2011 7:45am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

I've had to walk up there in that weather just to get a mobile signal!

29 Jun 2011 7:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great mood in this one Ian, terror and danger and mystery all wrapped up in one frame.

29 Jun 2011 8:15am

Andrew from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, great shot. I'm planning a trip to Malham Cove in July so I hope I'm as successful.

29 Jun 2011 11:24am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such a feeling of dispair. Excellent processing for the subject!

29 Jun 2011 12:38pm

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

the black and white colors, pov lends a lot to the mystery and romance of this picture! what a wonderfully composed, crisp picture!

29 Jun 2011 1:23pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

A wonderful picture and portfolio, bravo.

29 Jun 2011 2:39pm

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Wonderful, Ian, as always. I LOVE the mood here....dark,mysterious, moody, it is fantastic!!

29 Jun 2011 2:53pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I like this composition and the misty mood, Ian ! great !

29 Jun 2011 5:19pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition! very dramatic in a way as the fence points towards the wall of fog where the ground ends abruptly and one does not know what they might find further on...

30 Jun 2011 2:04am

k@ from Paris, France

Love the depth felt over there, superb as always.

30 Jun 2011 6:37am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

J'aime beaucoup la composition et l'atmosphère de ce B&W...Sublime!

30 Jun 2011 11:27pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How atmospheric Ian!!! Powerful angle, composition and spot-on rendering! Best regards!

1 Jul 2011 3:05am

SRM from Rome, Italy

I love this tone.....great capture ...and such lovely place....

1 Jul 2011 6:02pm

tom from Germany

Excellent composition. The diagonal leads to nowhere.

2 Jul 2011 8:08pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful in mono and so perfectly presented.

5 Jul 2011 12:35am

John Bramham from Solihull, United Kingdom

Ian - you may be interested to know that my son Stewart frequently gets up to Malham with his partner Cathy; they also belong to the National Trust Association and often spend weeks on end on the Yorks moors and Cumbrian Lakes. If you're interested then please get back to me and I'll forward their contact details to you.

9 Jul 2011 12:30am

@John Bramham: My Dad's name is John Bramham so you had me confused for a second there! By all means send me their contact details. Our joint surname is such an unusual one that I guess we must be distantly related somehow?

1/8 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)