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James Bond Island

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 29 July 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is an island called Ko Tapu where 'The Man with the Golden Gun' was filmed back in 1974 as the location for Scaramanga's hideout.

It is located in the Strait of Malacca off the west coast of Thailand.

NIKON D800 240 seconds F/8.0 ISO 100 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Je suis fan de ce genre de photo

29 Jul 2014 5:36am

Amirreza Tavassoli from Tehran,Tabriz, Iran

I like the composition and colors
good job

29 Jul 2014 5:48am

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Beautiful ! I like the way this looooong exposure makes it look so unreal :)

29 Jul 2014 6:15am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

magic place, magic photo, great film!

29 Jul 2014 7:24am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb place in your style, B&W and long exposure ! Excellent Ian !

29 Jul 2014 7:36am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great work, as always Ian.

29 Jul 2014 9:03am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


29 Jul 2014 10:01am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The long exposure created an impression of suspension of the monolith. Strange and fascinating. Light and sharpness of the image are also wonderful!

29 Jul 2014 10:04am

Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

The long exposure does really something special to this view!

29 Jul 2014 11:56am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! what a beauty shot

29 Jul 2014 12:30pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


29 Jul 2014 6:50pm

shooter from lincoln, United Kingdom

Stunning shot

29 Jul 2014 9:08pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

it is an intriguing and amazing place! i like how you used the contrast in elements to highlight the rocks! superb detail!

30 Jul 2014 2:30am

oldshutterhand from Germany

I like the polished see surface. Calm atmosphere.

30 Jul 2014 6:21am

Langevine from Angers, France


30 Jul 2014 10:07am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight. Wonderful shot and share.

30 Jul 2014 6:19pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

30 Jul 2014 7:26pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

30 Jul 2014 8:35pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Félicitation pour ce spotlight

30 Jul 2014 9:58pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Woooow ! Superb long exposure image with really suitable choice this B&W ! Splendid ! Gorgeous final presentation !

30 Jul 2014 10:46pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

And... congratulations on the Spotlight !! Great prize !! :)

30 Jul 2014 10:58pm

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Congratulations !

31 Jul 2014 5:26am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Bravo pour ce spotlight

31 Jul 2014 3:51pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Very nice - thanks for the explanation also.

31 Jul 2014 6:04pm

Kulikowski from Ostroleka, Poland

Very nice!

31 Jul 2014 8:25pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom


31 Jul 2014 8:55pm

alyriza from tehran, Iran

It's amazing

1 Aug 2014 11:10am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Fantastic! Surprising how stable it is.

1 Aug 2014 12:40pm

mahdi from rostamkola, Iran

Congratulations on Spotlight. :)

1 Aug 2014 4:54pm

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Beautiful B&W. Congratulations on the Spotlight.:))

1 Aug 2014 9:25pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Congrats Ian, love the balance of the composition and the long exposure.

9 Aug 2014 11:30am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This image is almost surreal because of the landscape. You've photographed it well using the long exposure time with what I assume was an ND filter. The result is stunning.

15 Aug 2014 8:17am

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff - yes, I used 2 stacked nd filters to get a 4 minute exposure time. (16 stops of nd filter altogether)

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, you never let us down with the quality of the images you post. Love the clarity and composition of this shot

20 Aug 2014 9:29am

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240 seconds
ISO 100
24 mm (35mm equiv.)