Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Llandudno Pier at Dawn

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 21 May 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photographed last month in the company of our own Ryan Hammond from Aminus3 on a photo workshop along the NW coast of Wales and England.

The weather was forever changing during the weekend which occasionally led to wonderful light and cloud formations - absolutely ideal for landscape photography!

The main bits of extra 'equipment' needed to get this shot at low tide beside the victorian pier at Llandudno were waterproof 'wellington' boots as we needed to wade out a bit into the sea; a neutral density filter to allow a slow shuuter speed (2 seconds in this case) and of course a tripod.

NIKON D700 2 seconds F/16.0 ISO 200 16 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.

Brat | RCA from Xiamen City, China


21 May 2012 5:16am

@Brat | RCA: Thanks Brat!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A beautiful composition in black and white well proportioned. Me am always in awe of your work Ian

21 May 2012 5:41am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Wonderful photo, well done!!

21 May 2012 5:43am

@Javier: Thanks Javier!

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom


21 May 2012 6:33am

@Richard: Thanks Richard!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Back to your basics !
As usual, very beautiful. I like the sexy idea of waterproof Wellington boots.

21 May 2012 6:42am

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gérard!....yes, wellington boots are definitely the unsung hero of landscape photography on the coast!

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand


21 May 2012 7:20am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


21 May 2012 7:22am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A belter!
The light from nehind those clouds is amazing, and unusually they decided to sit still for their picture.

21 May 2012 8:06am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

It's so perfect that I can say anything else than either describe it, the clouds, the pier, the precision of each details, the reflections in water .... or to say I like it !!! Annierita

21 May 2012 8:28am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Excellente image.

21 May 2012 9:51am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful photo !!!!

21 May 2012 10:10am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Wonderful photo Ian!! I love the glow from the clouds.

21 May 2012 10:13am

Paulo Pedroso from Lisbon, Portugal

Great Gallery!... "nice to meet you Ian"
Thanks for voting me!... You had my vote as well. :)

21 May 2012 12:03pm

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Great shot. I love the differents tones, lihgt through the clouds and dark geometrics shapes on this pier!
Nice work and good treatement.

21 May 2012 3:50pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Un moment magique capté et une perfection sur la composition, toutes mes félicitations pour votre travail !!! 5 *****
Bonne semaine

21 May 2012 5:00pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great b&w as usually !! Bravo !

21 May 2012 5:26pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Great ... j'aime beaucoup

21 May 2012 5:26pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!

21 May 2012 5:36pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

strong drama and light...trademark 'Bramham!'

21 May 2012 7:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful. very nice diagonal lines

21 May 2012 10:04pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Nice job, Ian! Love those clouds!

22 May 2012 12:32am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition and light!

22 May 2012 3:19am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Wonderful silhouette. I also like how the rocks are balanced by the clouds in the opposite side of the photo. Well done.

22 May 2012 8:54am

Ari from Turku, Finland

So great!

22 May 2012 1:44pm

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

well done.great work.+++++

22 May 2012 8:00pm

Sharon Buffett from Kingston, Canada

simply stunning !!

23 May 2012 12:27pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


25 May 2012 12:45pm

Sockpuppet from Adelaide, Australia

Wow. Great use of contrast and incredible tones in this superb B&W treatment.

Every time I visit your work, I feel I have a lot to learn...and that's exciting!

5 Jun 2012 8:43am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


8 Jun 2012 7:27am

2 seconds
ISO 200
16 mm (35mm equiv.)