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Amalfi, Italy

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 27 August 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Wiki about Amalfi:

Note - this is a 2 minute long-exposure photo that I took using 2 stacked neutral density filters in a Lee holder: my Lee 10 stop 'Big Stopper' and a new Hitech 6 stop that I bought recently. Although the Hitech filter isn't as contrasty as the circular B+W that it replaces in my camera bag, it's much easier to use with the Lee 10 stop than my old combination of a B+W 6 stop and the Lee.

NIKON D700 241/2 second F/8.0 ISO 200 22 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Again, beautiful location, expertly executed!

27 Aug 2012 5:43am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks Hans!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

As always, a beautiful B&W image with plenty of details and a deft handling of light and shadows. Always a pleasure to view your images.

27 Aug 2012 6:42am

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff!

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom


27 Aug 2012 6:47am

@Richard: Thanks Richard!

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Wow, excellent, love the contrast and tone. The 6 stop ND works really well from the results of this shot.

27 Aug 2012 7:17am

@Andrew Atkinson: Hi Andrew - the original RAW file had a trong green cast from the Hitech filter which had the effect of lowering contrast but I was able to bring out more contrast in post processing than I was expecting.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful picture !!! Have a nice day.

27 Aug 2012 7:42am

@Aubélia: Thanks Aubélia!

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Beautiful indeed!

27 Aug 2012 9:06am

@Tinx: Thanks Tinx!

Punit from Pune, India

The details, the clarity and the contrast of the tones is wonderful here.

27 Aug 2012 9:43am

@Punit: Thanks Punit!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


27 Aug 2012 11:58am

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran


27 Aug 2012 5:43pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Perfect use of technique ! great rendering and B&W !

27 Aug 2012 5:58pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Very tasteful indeed...

27 Aug 2012 9:32pm

Visu...Elle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Wonderful Amalfi and wonderful processing and frame

28 Aug 2012 9:53am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Really nice image, Ian! Love that smooth dramatic black water!

28 Aug 2012 10:33pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

The richness of the different tones is remarkable. It appears you used a medium format camera. This is very nice photo.

30 Aug 2012 6:08am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love the B/W treatment.

30 Aug 2012 10:13am

Matt Lomas Photography (MLP) from Mansfield, United Kingdom

beautiful monochrome! I have a couple of new ones on 500px Ian, I would love your feedback

30 Aug 2012 9:09pm

@Matt Lomas Photography (MLP): Thanks Matt! (re your photos on 500px I'm not a member there and it won't let me comment unless I join up)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great shot !

31 Aug 2012 7:54am

241/2 second
ISO 200
22 mm (35mm equiv.)