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Holy Island Clouds

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 3 November 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Fantastic clouds hovering over the sands at Holy Island in Northumberland.

NIKON D700 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 200 28 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

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sunstonemaria from California, United States

great elements in perfect harmony! wonderful contrast, great clarity, always admire you work!

3 Nov 2011 6:13am

@sunstonemaria: Thanks Maria!

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Perfect composition and a perfect subject for black and white. BTW, I can really recommend your articles regarding composition on your website to everybody!

3 Nov 2011 6:49am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks for the blog recommendation Hans!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Yes, the clouds are really amazing but the "S" of this water pouring quietly to the sea is a gret element of the image.
Beautiful !

3 Nov 2011 7:12am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard. I spotted the clouds first and then I searched around on the beach for a good foreground until I found this 'S' curve in the water!

keith from killarney, Ireland

great image Ian, tones are perfect

3 Nov 2011 9:58am

@keith: Thanks Keith!

Andrew from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, Great shot it looks like you had a great time on the north east coast. Agree with the earlier poster your articles on KIS and composition are excellent and look forward to the next one. Also congrats on PP entry.

3 Nov 2011 10:42am

@Andrew: Thanks Andrew....I need to find time somehow to post the final 3 blog articles which make up that series on composition on my website.

Practical Photography - I was really pleased with the way the POTY comp went this year. Although I didn't win any of the 6 rounds like I did last year, getting photos shortlisted in 3 out of the 6 felt like a bigger achievement in a lot of ways!

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Superbe !

3 Nov 2011 11:19am

@Ralf Kesper: Thanks Ralph!

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3 Nov 2011 1:17pm

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3 Nov 2011 7:21pm

sázky from praha, Czech Republic

fantastic picture. Good work.

3 Nov 2011 9:44pm

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

I just love how you make simple things look fantastic!

3 Nov 2011 9:47pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

awesome! as per your usual, Ian~

3 Nov 2011 10:13pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wonderfully capture and composition of this shot.

4 Nov 2011 12:03am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is just beautiful.

4 Nov 2011 12:21am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition with the s-curved stream leading the way! love the clouds - love everything about this photo!

4 Nov 2011 4:25am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely snake of water... and bw

4 Nov 2011 7:00am

janina from Australia

The clouds look wonderful! :O)

4 Nov 2011 12:40pm

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

I wish I could see this image with color !

4 Nov 2011 7:03pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

i just love it ! :)

4 Nov 2011 7:21pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Ahh... great composition!

6 Nov 2011 6:37pm

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

I love this one. simple and strong.

9 Nov 2011 11:58pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Lovely b&w !!

11 Nov 2011 11:44am

1/400 second
ISO 200
28 mm (35mm equiv.)