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The Cloud

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 9 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A b&w photo of a cloud and its reflection in the beach at Morfa Nefyn in North Wales

NIKON D700 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 200 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Simple, but beautiful. Top!

9 Sep 2011 5:09am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Beautiful b&w !!

9 Sep 2011 5:47am

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Excellent, I love the distorted reflection of the cloud in the wet sand!

9 Sep 2011 6:02am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Formidable ! A classic one.
One question : 21mm, is it the Zeiss 2.8 ? I know, I'm curious....

9 Sep 2011 6:29am

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gé, it's the lens that is on my camera most of the time - the Nikon 16-35vr zoom.

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

Cool crisp and clean, beautiful work here.

9 Sep 2011 7:14am

k@ from Paris, France

The surface of the sea shines with such a power below that "character" with such a strong presence, Mr Cloud !

9 Sep 2011 7:30am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

so elegant and beautiful in its simplicity ! I love the centering in the picture and the reflection of this beautiful cloud on the wet sand !

9 Sep 2011 7:38am

libouton from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaa!! Quelle superbe photo je dirais un seul mot...j'adore!!!! A+++++

9 Sep 2011 8:50am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Nice shot Ian! Really like the simple composition.

9 Sep 2011 12:47pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

That's some cloud! Simple, but nice composition.

9 Sep 2011 1:46pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


9 Sep 2011 1:47pm

Stefanie from France

Wonderful. I could look at it for hours and just thinking; dreaming ....

9 Sep 2011 2:37pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot .. !

9 Sep 2011 6:31pm

Fitr from United States

cool shot, especially love the B+W! :)

9 Sep 2011 8:07pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Magnificent Ian! The symmetry and central positioning work a treat.

10 Sep 2011 1:05am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Merveilleux ce noir et blanc

10 Sep 2011 9:18am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


10 Sep 2011 9:22am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Very elegant composition and stunning b&w. Love it!

10 Sep 2011 4:03pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


10 Sep 2011 11:41pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada


11 Sep 2011 10:20am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

what a stunning photo! very effective composition and great processing in monochrome!

11 Sep 2011 12:53pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

well seen Ian...a special capture!

11 Sep 2011 7:29pm

k@ from Paris, France

Seems he's running towards us, love the sensation & your always excellently balanced monos ~ 

6 Oct 2011 8:10pm

Another Point of view from Kluisbergen, Belgium


12 Oct 2011 1:18pm

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1/640 second
ISO 200
21 mm (35mm equiv.)