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Eye At Dusk

Thank you for all the comments yesterday. I shall try to get round to replying today.

I've had several attempts at capturing some images of the York Wheel. This is the first image of a series. Not much to say about it really other than it was taken at dusk with a clear blue sky.

I'm running the Dublin marathon next Monday. I have a cold again!! and have had a recurrence of an old hip injury! So I will welcome any funny comments or sarcastic comments, they cheer me up!

PS work: curves plus USM

All the best Mal

Eye At Dusk

Thank you for all the comments yesterday. I shall try to get round to replying today.

I've had several attempts at capturing some images of the York Wheel. This is the first image of a series. Not much to say about it really other than it was taken at dusk with a clear blue sky.

I'm running the Dublin marathon next Monday. I have a cold again!! and have had a recurrence of an old hip injury! So I will welcome any funny comments or sarcastic comments, they cheer me up!

PS work: curves plus USM

All the best Mal

comments (32)

  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 24 Oct 2006, 00:15
Love the motion on this one. A creative twist to the millenium wheel. Sorry about the hips...can't think of anuything funny sowee.
Mal: Thank you Eni, Your company on shutter is plenty good enough for me wink Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 24 Oct 2006, 00:32
This is way too cool mal. nice space travel shot. Mal i don't think theres much i can say to cheer you up. Why are they running the marathon on a Monday? Are you starting early because of your bad hip or do you feel like you will have to stop and take photos at ever puddle you pass. They call that Obsessive Compulsive disorder. I admire you for running that distance. Do me a favour and if you get bored with watching your heart rate, then please count the amount of puddles you come across and to the tune of "eye of the tiger". All your troubles should disappear after that.
Mal: Not sure about the Monday thing, I guess that a lot of people make a big weekend out of it (there are a lot of just for fun runners in the Dublin) or as you correctly suggest, I just need a little more time to get around!

If I feel the way I do now at the time of the race I am going to carry the SLR and take photo's all the way and screw the race, with my 100GB card!!

That is exactly what I wanted to hear Neal. Mal
This is an incredible shot... but I love, love it so !! There is something supernatural here.
Mal: Thank you Florence, There is something supernatural in all things, we just need to recognise it wink Mal
running always evokes the memory of cross country runs at school and the teacher who used to shout at me "COME ON TWINKLE TOES"

I don't like running much.

i didn't know york had a wheel. is it the same kind of size as the london one?

hope you feel better soon.
Mal: Thank's Russell. It's funny you mention school! I was always fast over a short distance when I was young but very very lazy over the greater distances and I can still hear my PE teacher shouting at me as he chased me round the cross country course!

It was not till I left school that I appreciated the longer distances and I now enjoy it, I tend to sort my life problems out (in my head) as i'm jogging along.

The York wheel stands only 61 meters high, which I believe to be about 2/3rds the size of the london one. It will only be standing for the next 2 years, then they will bring it down.

Thank you Russell for the get well thing, I feel a bit crappy at the moment.
  • Joe
  • United States
  • 24 Oct 2006, 00:49
I really like this shot, very surreal and pleasing to the eye!
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 01:09
its the clear blue sky that creates the effect beautifully against that lovely long exp....8/10

sorry about the hip malwalker - its 1 and i stll cant sleep, i have a lot of work and deadlines are growing frigteningly close and im very very anxious about why my comp is rnning so slowly so right now, im really not having a fit of the funnies, sorry about that too...
It looked like this thing stopped for a while then started moving again or vice versa....am I right?

I think this is a fantastic capture Mal.
Mal: Spot on Jide (eagle eyes). I had set the camera to 30 secs but the wheel stops at very irratic moments to let people off and on etc. This image was a bit of a fluke really, I took eleven shots from this location, this was the best. Mal
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2006, 01:38
Spot on Jide (eagle eyes). I had set the camera to 30 secs but the wheel stops at very irratic moments to let people off and on etc. This image was a bit of a fluke really, I took eleven shots from this location, this was the best. Mal
hey mal,

this is one of the most wicked shots that i have seen in a while. truly brilliant capture. i love the motion, geometric angles & lines, and the lights. all the best in the marathon!!! i send you my support and encouragement. kick some butt out there man!
Mal: Thank you Nicole, I don't feel much like butt kicking today. Mal
  • dafredo
  • France
  • 24 Oct 2006, 03:06
Mal, I really love this one, I will need some lesson here. Your technic is simply great my friend.
Mal: You don't need a lessons my friend. Mal
wow! this is excellent Mal. Was it moving at the time you took it/ Did you use any filters? I give it 11/10.
Mal: Hi Dee, I took 11 shots in total. When the wheel was constantly moving the images just looked like a spinning top, I wanted more detail so waited till it stopped, set the 30secs running and hoped it would set off near the end of the exposure, which it did. Mal
  • Beau
  • Australia
  • 24 Oct 2006, 04:10
Nice frame filling composition here and the deep blue sky is great. I am wondering how you managed to capture the movement but still get crisp details on each of the carts?
Mal: Hi Beau, I took 11 shots in total. When the wheel was constantly moving the images just looked like a spinning top, I wanted more detail so waited till it stopped, set the 30secs running and hoped it would set off near the end of the exposure, which it did. Mal
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 06:57
Mal this is really good. ur crazy tryna run a marathon with a cold and hip injury, only God can help U now, have a great day
Mal: I shall be asking for his help shortly. Thank you Asiko. Mal
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 24 Oct 2006, 07:06
Beautiful movement and lovely composition.

I hope you don't end up running in circles, take a roller skate for the leg that won't move.
Mal: I'm worried about you today Simon, I think you've been working too hard with comments like lovely composition! wink Bring back the real Simon!

Oh just noticed he's still here. I like this rollerskate idea, I shall explore this option further. All the best Mal
  • Lisa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 07:53
Hey Forrest!

Think if you've got man flu you should really be in bed before 1am!!!Tut!!

PS. Hot Ribena & the Goonies usually works for me! x
Mal: Run Forrest, Run wink

I went to bed Lisa but with all the coughing and sniffling, couldn't sleep, so got up and had a cup of tea. Yes, it's man flu, I'm dying!!!!

Watched the Goonies the other night, it's great. smile

Mal x
Hi Mal !
Very good shot, creative and this effect of speed is amazing !
Mal: Thanks Zeb. Mal
Awesome sense of movement..really nice capture..
Mal: Thank you Yanik. Mal
Looks like you have been playing with the blue sky. Did you do much processing work? I really like it smile
Mal: Hey Dan, your the first to mention the colours. I often switch the white balance from daylight to tungsten slightly earlier than you would normally especially in mixed light situations like this. It tends to supersaturate blues and reds. So very little PS work just a tiny S curve and USM only. Mal
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Oct 2006, 11:38
Awesome photo, good light use.
Mal: Thank you Chantal. Mal
  • Ararat
  • Spain
  • 24 Oct 2006, 13:24
Incredible shot!
Mal: Thank Ararat. Mal
  • paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 15:17
I love it Mal! I haven't got round to taking any shots of the wheel yet but you have inspired me to go and have a look at it
Mal: Cheers Paul, remember how time rushes by, it's only here for another two years! Mal
  • polarbear
  • Canada
  • 24 Oct 2006, 16:07
Love the shot Mal. Can I ask what USM is? I'm just learning PS and am not familiar with all the jargon! I think this particular photo is one of my faves - I just love the colour of the sky and the movement.
Mal: Thank you Cuddly Bear. I did not know either till I came to Shutter. USM is for Unsharp Mask, the button you hit to sharpen an image up. All the best. Mal
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 24 Oct 2006, 16:41
Just great, I really enjoy the picture. Clean, graphical and very dynamic. Thanks for sharing!

Sorry to hear about the marathon. Although the cold might be extremly annyoing, it will hopefully just vanish in a couple of days. But I really hope, your hip doesn't develop into a real problem! Anyway, speedy recovery!
Mal: Thank you Thomas. I'm going to throw some Whisky at the cold and maybe it will make me forget the hip to wink Mal
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 18:41
another very professional photograph mal, you're too modest so i think you're probably a pro-runner too and you will go win that marathon!
p.s. not seen anyone on shutter get 50 comments yet, to me - that is exceptional.
Mal: In my mind I'm pro but my body says old. Thank you Robert. Mal
At least there is a lot more movement here than in your hip!! Great pic Mal. Regards, Neil.
Mal: That's the funniest today Neil!! If I had a prize, it's yours now! Great comment hee hee. Mal
mal, this is a prize-winner!
Mal: Thank you Dave, now where's the prize? wink All the best Mal
Any faster and this wheel is just gonna fly RIGHT OFF! Great dynamics, Mal. I agree with Dave, this could easily win a 1st place category prize in any photocomp you care to name.

You will recover in time for your marathon, and your hip will stop hurting after the first mile. Don't worry, hot toddies with whiskey, lots of honey and lemon is the key to killing the cold (oh yes AND SLEEP).
Mal: I was trying to short out the safety devices on the wheel! I recon I get that Sucker up to at least 500 rpm. But I wouldn't want to be on it! wink Mal
Oh yeah, how will we recognise you, if it's on Eurosport or something?
Mal: I'll be the one carrying 11 SLR's with assorted lenses, 2 tripods, step ladders like the paps, flash units and the battery pack from a scannia truck to power it all not to mention the big bag for the filters and spare cards wink Mal
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2006, 20:19
Clever, very clever...damn you grin
Mal: I waccept your damnation Chris, thank you. Mal
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2006, 20:25
Way cool shot Mal, wish I'd taken it. Very effective waiting for the stop/start of the wheel.

To cheer you up I just did a Google to find a suitable joke. Not too sure if I clicked on the right one (apologies to anyone easily offended - cover your eyes now!)

A doctor had just finished a marathon sex session with one of his patients. He was resting afterwards and was feeling a bit guilty because he thought it wasn't really ethical to screw one of his patients. However, a little voice in his head said "Lots of other doctors have sex with their patients so its not like you're the first...". This made the doctor feel a little bit better until still another voice in his head said, "... but they probably weren't veterinarians".
Mal: Hee hee, I'd just given the funny prize to Neil, I'll have to ask for it back now. Brilliant Steve, go to the top of the class. wink MAL
30 sec., f/32, ISO50. I repeat: your use of camera is great!! Nicola
Mal: Thank you Nicola, very much appreciated. All the best. Mal
Hi Mal, I used to find that 8 or 9 pints of Guiness cures most things so flu and a dodgy hip should be no problem. Love the shot, the lights around the cabins add an interesting dimension.
JOKE:
I've sure gotten old. I've had 2 By-pass surgeries. A hip replacement, new knees. Fought prostate cancer, and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation, hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends.

But.....Thank God, I still have my driver's license!

Best of luck in the race.
Mal: Right at the death of the evening you have stolen top place Digi, I'm going to go to bed chuckling at that. But maybe it was not a joke and I have just upset you! Maybe you are 92 and have all these problems! Oh my God, I've just upset Digi!!! wink But at least you can drive!

Thank's Digi, You hold pole position!

Mal

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