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Alien Runway

Thank you for all the comments yesterday, I really appreciate it. A big thank you to Simon again who took the time to give good honest advice, there is nothing more precious to any human being than time and when someone cares enough to give it I will gladly accept it. I came here to learn and in the month that I have been at Shutterchance I have learned a lot. I do not bite and gladly welcome all comments so please make them.

I'm not going to be around much over the weekend, I really need to get out and photograph stuff.

This is for now the last of the Saltburn Peir images. It's rare that you get it to yourself. You know the story by now camera set on b/w with in camera red filter on - Hoya R72 IR filter fitted up front.

The odd "On the floor" angle was totally based upon a very strong side wind, when the camera was on the tripod there was so much subtle movement all the images were far too soft to use, but on the deck of the peir there was no wind.

PS work : second layer in soft light, USM, inverted red curve

Have a great weekend Mal

Alien Runway

Thank you for all the comments yesterday, I really appreciate it. A big thank you to Simon again who took the time to give good honest advice, there is nothing more precious to any human being than time and when someone cares enough to give it I will gladly accept it. I came here to learn and in the month that I have been at Shutterchance I have learned a lot. I do not bite and gladly welcome all comments so please make them.

I'm not going to be around much over the weekend, I really need to get out and photograph stuff.

This is for now the last of the Saltburn Peir images. It's rare that you get it to yourself. You know the story by now camera set on b/w with in camera red filter on - Hoya R72 IR filter fitted up front.

The odd "On the floor" angle was totally based upon a very strong side wind, when the camera was on the tripod there was so much subtle movement all the images were far too soft to use, but on the deck of the peir there was no wind.

PS work : second layer in soft light, USM, inverted red curve

Have a great weekend Mal

comments (32)

  • Elsie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Oct 2006, 00:14
Wow..this is truly amazing. The angle is great, the tones too. So sleek and polished. Without a doubt my joint favourite (along with the bales of hay a couple of days ago).Superb!
Very nice shot..good use of tones.
You take some really beautiful pictures. I like the depth in this one. I should take some lessons in PP from you.
Mal: Hey Tony, Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm no PP guru, I'm learning here for all to see, I'm just getting to grips with PS. I believe in running an open book regarding what I do so will always say if there is anything different. I have recieved a lot of good tips in the 34 days I've been here and will always share what little knowledge I have. All the best MAL
a very unique composition... you turn ordinary objects to works of art. the contrast is great. even the cloud movements on the background adds to the sci-fi feel of this pier! a very good long exposure shot minus the grains!Ü
  • sk
  • UK
  • 6 Oct 2006, 06:41
geez Mal ur landscapes are inspirational
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 6 Oct 2006, 07:32
Oh wow Mal, this is breathtaking.
I love this kind of shot, I love symmetrical shot, but if I may say it's uneven the right side is above the left side it's a little disturbing, but it's a good shot Mal !!!
Mal: Always be honest with me Frederic, I will respect you more for it and I respect this comment because you are right. All the best. Mal
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 6 Oct 2006, 08:13
10/10 wink
Mal: If I die in the night, I will die a happy man! A 10 from Simon, even though you let me off with a slightly wonky horizon! Thank you Simon
  • AndyinPembs
  • Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • 6 Oct 2006, 09:00
This is simply superb Mal. Fantastic. That sky looks like doomsday. A much overused word I know, but your shot really is Awesome!
Mal: Hi Andy, thank you for the lovely comment. You do not have to answer, I'm just curious? What sort of stuff are you into? Do you have a site?
All the best Mal
Awesome! makes me wish i were your best friend - then getting a copy of this picture wouldn't be a problem. Seriously, you have got amazing talent - another perfect picture. i'd like to know how you achieved this effect. I know a lot of skill went into this picture - the symmetry's perfect by the way - but any info on the tools you used to enhance this shot would be great.

P.S. were you lying flat on the floor when you took this picture?
Awesome! makes me wish i were your best friend - then getting a copy of this picture wouldn't be a problem wink. Seriously, you have got amazing talent - another perfect picture. i'd like to know how you achieved this effect. I know a lot of skill went into this picture - the symmetry's perfect by the way - but any info on the tools you used to enhance this shot would be great.

P.S. were you lying flat on the floor when you took this picture?
Awesome! makes me wish i were your best friend - then getting a copy of this picture wouldn't be a problem wink. Seriously, Mal, you have got amazing talent - another perfect picture. i'd like to know how you achieved this effect. I know a lot of skill went into this picture - the symmetry's perfect by the way - but any info on the tools you used to enhance this shot would be great.

P.S. were you lying flat on the floor when you took this picture?
Mal: Hey Mo

Why have you not posted an image recently? I may get cross!!!

My images are free to all who will appreciate them, just let me know!

I'm about to make you regret having asked the question, How? The following are my ramblings as usual.

This particular shot was taken with the camera set on black and white mode. The camera also has 4 electronic filter settings in b/w mode yellow, orange, red and green which mimic the filters we used to use with film when shooting b/w. For this shot it was set at red.

There is a further filter fitted to the lense and is a Hoya R72 I/R. It was really designed to be used in conjunction with very fast I/R film. I'm really using it as a Monster ND filter to create or exagerate the movement of clouds in the sky. The filter is totally opaque to the human eye and adds 18 stops to your normal exposure setting so you need to compose the shot on the tripod without the filter fitted then fit the filter and take the shot. It also has the effect of turning green foliage almost white.

Basically Mo, the IR filter slows light reaching the sensor thus the very long exposure of 95 seconds. This has the effect of making clouds or anything moving look weird.

The shot was taken with the camera sitting on the deck of the pier for 95 secs.

Are you bored yet?

http://home.twcny.rr.com/scho/newpics/galleries.html

http://perso.orange.fr/gerard.laurenceau/galer03/galer_03.htm

The above are a couple of good examples of the filter in use but i'm leaning very heavily toward the Gerard Laureceau stuff

All the best
Mal
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 6 Oct 2006, 12:00
Lovely lovely lovely, what more can I say... AMAZING smile

Suby
P.s
Is this HDR?
Mal: Hi Subster. It's just a really long exposure (95 secs) with the camera in b/w mode and the IR filter fitted. All the best. Mal
Each of your shots is a dream ! Bravo once again !
  • chris p
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2006, 12:17
Love the sky Mal, I must find that red filter grin

Have a good weekend look forward to the next set smile
Mal: You said you were looking for it last week, I've told you it's in the drawer next to the sink! Now go and look for it smile All the best Mal
Mal, this is great! Fitting title, too smile
Mal: Thank you Deb. Mal
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2006, 13:23
I like it smile ... because of the 'red mood' ... I might have made it either completely horizontal or tilted a lot more so it seemed even more 'alien'. I love the sky, how did you do that?
Mal: I've noticed a trend with you Ell, you are very hard to please smile Always be honest with me Ell, I will respect honest comments.

The sky, well you will just have to read the intro comments on this one and a couple of previous posts. I never ever do not tell what I'm doing at capture or process stage. Mal
Ok Mal,
you're right..this is really nice pic! smile
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Oct 2006, 17:39
love those clouds...really give a feel of drama...8/10...only complaint would be about symmetry, in shots like these u must ensure that both ends look equal...
Mal: Point taken eagle eyes. I know I can always rely on honesty from Mr S. Mal
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Oct 2006, 21:53
this is excellent!
Mal: Thank you Rabby. Mal
  • Tadpole
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Oct 2006, 23:15
Inspired by your shots, my IR filter off ebay arrived today! This is another cracker - the low angle may have been chosen to avoid movement but it works really well for this picture.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 7 Oct 2006, 08:57
Wonderfull, nothing else to say...
Roland
Lovely......absolutely!!!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 7 Oct 2006, 14:25
Wow! Amazing results! A very dramatic image! 10/10 Perfect!
  • Mia
  • US of A
  • 7 Oct 2006, 22:13
I love how the left side of the bridge is lighted. Love the 95s effect too! BRings out the tones very well. And is the shot slightly tilted, or is it just me? Looks nice.
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 8 Oct 2006, 21:44
Hi Mal

it is great, i see the picture and i knew it was one of yours, i can see your "handwriting" and i think that is the best i can tell you!!!

Diya
Love the light on the right side rails and the low angle. These are the pics I hope to take one day. Well Done Mal.
Love the tones, contrast and the low angle. I like how you have some motion going on with the clouds.
  • fabio
  • Italy
  • 9 Oct 2006, 17:20
The clouds are spectacular
  • Joe
  • United States
  • 14 Oct 2006, 18:29
This is really superb Your post processing tops it off
  • kurt
  • Austria
  • 17 Oct 2006, 16:58
wow - that's a fantastic perspective. and the post processing you did is very convincing. great job!
  • Bavand
  • Iran
  • 13 Nov 2006, 19:09
It kook my breath away!

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camera Canon EOS 5D
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