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Tree in the Lake

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 28 March 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is the last in a series of photos of trees that I took in the English Lake District a few weeks ago. This one is a tree at Derwent Water that has toppled over into the lake. Soil erosion has exposed most of the root system but the tree is still thriving.

NIKON D800 60 seconds F/11.0 ISO 100 22 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The long lasting of pose emphasizes the magnificent drawing of the subject! Grey magnificent, as usual...

28 Mar 2014 8:01am

@Christian Richer: Thanks Christian.

Babzy from Besançon, France

great angle :)

28 Mar 2014 8:26am

@Babzy: Thanks Babzy - I really liked that long root coming back into the foreground.

Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

Fabulous again.
I noticed that you contrast is getting lower lately and I do like that, gives the photo sort of an ethereal feeling that a harder image wouldn't have.

28 Mar 2014 9:10am

@Hans ter Horst: Hi Hans - You're right. I think my post-processing and b&w conversion has been evolving recently and certainly I've been working with printing more in mind but what I'm finding is that for some shots, like this one for example I'm using less contrast than previously but on others (particularly architectural ones) I've been using more contrast than before.

omid from mashhad, Iran

Excellent long exposure shot!
such beautiful composition & lighting!
wonderful tree!

28 Mar 2014 9:53am

@omid: Thanks Omid.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The subject is unique !
I find interesting the exhange you have with Hans as I also noticed, for myself, a tendancie to apply less contrast on my recent pictures.

28 Mar 2014 10:14am

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gérard. It's an interesting subject isn't it and over the last year or so since I've been concentrating more on what images look like as prints I've felt like I've gradually been making progress again with my photography.

CLODO from PESSAC, France

We feel the Mc KENNA inspiration, but after you have to realise it!

28 Mar 2014 10:51am

@CLODO: Thanks Claude.

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very nice capture Ian. Fascinating subject.

28 Mar 2014 1:55pm

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Powerful and unreal. Beautiful rendering.

28 Mar 2014 6:04pm

alex centrella from California, United States

fantastic work . .

28 Mar 2014 6:38pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Even up-rooted the tree is magnificent and absolutely beautiful. I admire the soft grey tones of your image and the exterior framing.
Regards Monika

28 Mar 2014 7:51pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime cet arbre qui se couche

29 Mar 2014 10:18am

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

You've made of this outstanding and amazing subject a real artwork, a master piece photo.
Sincere congrats Ian!
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29 Mar 2014 12:42pm

Isa ✩ from Vaucluse, France

Très jolie prise de vue ! magnifique paysage ...

1 Apr 2014 8:17am

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Ian BRAMHAM by Christian Richer

Ian Braham by Ludovic Roudet

60 seconds
ISO 100
22 mm (35mm equiv.)