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I'm Trollied

Thank you for all the great comments and words of encouragement for the marathon and thank you for the dedication Steve and Robinski.

The Marathon went ok! It was my 22nd marathon but my first for 11 years. I gave up the long distances because of a hip injury that would not go away. Unfortunately  (during training lately) I had a re-currence of the old injury about 5 weeks before the Dublin marathon and was unable to train the way I would have liked, I'm getting old I guess. The time was 3hrs 31mins (my biggest problem was a blister on the sole of my left foot after only 6 miles!!) which is my second slowest time, but hey I'm still healthy! Maybe there is one one more fast one in me if I can get the training right?

I intend to return to the York images soon but this image appealed to me. A Yorkshire term for being tired is "trollied", therefore an image of an abandoned Tesco's trolley on Scarborough beach appealed to me. So for the rest of the week the images are from Scarborough!

Thank's for all your support. Mal

I'm Trollied

Thank you for all the great comments and words of encouragement for the marathon and thank you for the dedication Steve and Robinski.

The Marathon went ok! It was my 22nd marathon but my first for 11 years. I gave up the long distances because of a hip injury that would not go away. Unfortunately  (during training lately) I had a re-currence of the old injury about 5 weeks before the Dublin marathon and was unable to train the way I would have liked, I'm getting old I guess. The time was 3hrs 31mins (my biggest problem was a blister on the sole of my left foot after only 6 miles!!) which is my second slowest time, but hey I'm still healthy! Maybe there is one one more fast one in me if I can get the training right?

I intend to return to the York images soon but this image appealed to me. A Yorkshire term for being tired is "trollied", therefore an image of an abandoned Tesco's trolley on Scarborough beach appealed to me. So for the rest of the week the images are from Scarborough!

Thank's for all your support. Mal

comments (22)

Welcome back Mal.

Lovely comeback image....really like it.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 1 Nov 2006, 00:20
glad you're back in one piece mal. do we get to see the sandcastle moat you were laying in when taking this shot. I love the reflections and light here. Next time you go to dump some rubbish at the beach hope you don't get stuck in quicksand.
Nice shot: reminds me of that OTHER Dave from Blackpool :~wink
I reckon some deeper shadows would do it justice but,hey,I'm just t'other Dave..:~wink
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 1 Nov 2006, 06:09
Lol, over here 'trollied' means really really drunk.....
Great shot, one of my favourites I think.
Mal: Hee hee, It does here as well Jessie, I had too many pints of Guiness after the race, I was being a little guarded with the truth but you rumbles me wink Mal
I like this very much, not so much the 'trolly" which I call a shopping wagon,but the scene itself and how you have processed it.well done.
  • Lisa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Nov 2006, 12:27
I think what Mal really means by trollied translates as being so "tired" you're unable to reach for another tinnie from the fridge to help you stay awake!

Great shot... although every time I look at it I start to feel a bit queasy wink
Mal: Good, I'm glad I make you feel sick, that's my job and don't forget it. Mal x
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Nov 2006, 13:12
love the color tone.
Welcome back Mal sfter your exploits on the Emerald Isle. 3 hours 31? Hell man, I couldn't even DRIVE 26 miles in that time!!!! This is a classic shot, very well executed Mal.Lovely jubbly. Regards, Neil.
Nice and interesting one Mal!
3h31 is not bad at all, what is your best result?
Mal: Hey Frederic, 2hrs 44mins 38secs. Ahhh! I remember those young days as if they were yesterday wink Mal
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2006, 15:59
3h 3i mins is REALY NOT BAD....i suggest you go on for the last one as well....so great to jave you back, glad that youve kicked it off with a great shot....8.25/10
  • Karl
  • Germany
  • 1 Nov 2006, 16:19
like the composition and the colors of this shot. nice one smile
Welcome home and well done that is a very respectable time. I get a nose bleed just watching the marathon on the telly. A very Fylde coast shot this one as Dave has alluded to. It is probably the one thing I have not seen on the beach. I like the shot and the crop. You will no doubt get to do the beach when you are over here.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 1 Nov 2006, 20:59
Mai, you return with another stonker, damn, this shot should really be mine, I am so jealous to took and rendered it sad

Awesome awesome shot, Since you have posted 2 amazing shots in a row, I will be remise if I do not bestow on you are well desErved (& VERY RARELY GIVEN THSE DAYS) "I LIKEY LIKEY" from the Subster, I duff my virtual hat of to you sir for this image.

Suby
Mal: I know that this is rare, So I'm going to save this e-mail in a file called Subster! Thank you Suby. Mal
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Nov 2006, 22:29
Cracking shot Mal; at least you got round the course mate - more than I could do without the help of a car grin
  • Joe
  • United States
  • 1 Nov 2006, 22:37
Really an awesome pic, the processing is perfect for setting the mood
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 1 Nov 2006, 23:04
Congrats to your marathon. In my mind it's not the final time that matters - but suriving the track. Although I never went beyond a mere 15 km. Hence 22 marathons certainly sounds impressive to me.

Interesting shot. Technically really good - but I have to admit, that I have problems with a too close connection (or collision) between nature and technical themes. But your picture certainly thrives on that...
You absolutely do have a style that pleases the eye, Mal. Your eye for a good photo is also clearly evident when you look at the work you produce. I adore the tones in this, the waves on the horizon I think add a little something, and the the image is generally a pleasure to behold. Your narrative also set it up wonderfully! Rock on, and congrats on finishing nr 22!
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2006, 23:53
Well done on completing the marathon .. from somebody who's never ever been able to run as far as the bus stop. I'm really impressed by anybody who can run that far, and then to see you've done it more than once is even more amazing.
I hope your blister heals quickly.

I like this shot, I'm learning a heck of a lot about composition from people like you, thanks smile
  • atunbi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Nov 2006, 01:05
you never fail to impress. Well done.
  • Beau
  • Australia
  • 2 Nov 2006, 11:47
Great, Mal. That's something you don't see every day. Well, at least not in Australia :p

I like it.
Mal: I'll send you one Beau, as a prop for your beautiful sunsets wink Mal
I like this one Mal there is a nice light on the trolley and the idle water makes a nice effect.
wonder how that got there...!
anyhow, cool shot....
really like your beach series..

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