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photoblog image Whitby Blues

Whitby Blues

Thank you for all the comments yesterday, I shall try to do some more portraits next week.

This was taken last week from Sandsend looking over to whitby. It was very late and the conditions very dark, hence the shutter time, you can even see the light trails of the cars in the top right of the image on the Whitby - Saltburn road. I used the Hoya R72 for this one

All the Best. Mal

Whitby Blues

Thank you for all the comments yesterday, I shall try to do some more portraits next week.

This was taken last week from Sandsend looking over to whitby. It was very late and the conditions very dark, hence the shutter time, you can even see the light trails of the cars in the top right of the image on the Whitby - Saltburn road. I used the Hoya R72 for this one

All the Best. Mal

comments (42)

I'm sorry bruv but Im jealous !
Mal: Hey J, that's a lovely comment. Mal
Me too...very jealous.
Mal: Just get yourself to the beach Jide! You know this stuff is easy. All the best. Mal
So, you do this with a tripod, right? And what's the advantage of using such a low ISO? I normally choose 400 for low light shots...
I hope the questions don't bother you; I want to learn a bit, and may be one day I'll be able to take wonderful pictures like yours. wink
Mal: I don't mind answering great questions Samira. If you have the tripod with you then you have loads of time to take the image, so why decrease the quality of the image at iso400? It is a throw back from my film days, I always try to put in the camera the very best image that I can at the capture stage. Always remember that the camera set at iso400 is the camera set at a poorer quality of capture so therefore if you have the time, go good quality! You can always add grain later in a more controlled environment in PS later if you so wish. Mal
Mal this is another wonderful shot. The long exposure = perfection! I really like how the horizon is low-contrast and the foreground is high contrast. smile
Mal: I thought that you and a couple of others might spot it Iain. I used an ND8 soft grad also to hold back the horizon detail and exagerate the misty sea. Well spotted. Mal
  • sk
  • 12 Jan 2007, 07:03
awesome
Mal: Thank you Ade. Mal
  • Petra
  • 12 Jan 2007, 07:10
It looks like the world is cooking...really perfect Mal!
Mal: Funny you mention cooking Petra! Whitby is amous in the UK as being one of the premier fishing villages. I stopped off for some traditional fish and chips on the way home, just after this image. They were great!! Yum. Mal
nice misty atmosphere Mister Mal, I am waiting for the Loch Ness to appear smile have a very good week end my friend
Mal: I got in contact with Nessies agent, who assured me that Nessie would come to Whitby for the photo! But she never turned up!!!! wink Mal
166s exposure... sheesh. Did you have a remote control with a shutterlock? Well composed and exposed. How many attempts before you got this one right?
Mal: Hi Carl. Unusualy this one was first time! I took a straight shot without the R72 at iso3200 @ F2.8 then calculated back to give me 150 secs, but through experience I know the filter is darker than the claimed 18 stops so guessed an extra 15 secs. Mal
As we all know, Mal, you are the Master of these shots! I just shake my head in awe. I have no need to even ask how you did it because I just admire it!
Mal: It's funny that you mention not needing to know Ginnie! I have a similar conversation going with a blogger outside of shutter. He takes great photo's and I just appreciate them as art and simply don't care how he does them. I just enjoy opening his home page and drinking in the image. Thankyou Ginnie for the lovely comment. Mal
awesome shot, great work.
Mal: Thank you Chantal. Mal
  • ta
  • Turkey
  • 12 Jan 2007, 09:34
166s. Wow. Looking fantastic.
Mal: Hey Ta, thankyou, I will respond to your earlier e-mail soon. Mal
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 12 Jan 2007, 10:21
Another lovely shot Mal. Love the dreamy look
Mal: Thank you Eni, It is exactly that Look that I was trying to produce. Mal
Mal, this is a georgeous picture ... and you always take georgeous ones !! It seems to be a wonderful place, magical and full of mystery... if the lights of the city weren't there, I would have thought (?) of this arthurian landscapes... is Camelot around ? smile
Mal: You are very observant Florence. This shot was taken at 15.57pm and sunset was 16.05pm the lights were just being switched on at the time of the photograph. All the best. Mal
  • Louis
  • 12 Jan 2007, 12:16
Another malsterific picture - mystical. Just now that young guy from the karate flick will come hopping through on those posts - waxing on, waxing off.
Mal: I had not thought of that one Louis! Hee hee, but your right. Mal
I keep on praising Whitby. I must visit soon!
Awesome pic
Mal: You will have to drag yourself away from the Gunners to do that Sir! wink Mal
  • dotun
  • 12 Jan 2007, 13:14
great shot...lovely
Mal: Thank you Dee. Mal
  • Jamey
  • 12 Jan 2007, 17:03
Calm, but not too calm. Nice.
Mal: Thank you Jamey. Mal
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 12 Jan 2007, 17:18
You have some darned good stuff in your archives, but in my opinion, this is oe of the best.

I like it for its simplicity, its mood, the composition, tones, and the overall feel of it. Even that wet road with the light glinting on it (top right) is not distracting but adds to the story; it leads you somewhere.

And I'm not usually a fan of slow shutter speeds to blur water either - well I wasn't, but I am now.

A class winner.
Mal: I remember a comment on your site about milky/smokey water back in September, when I joined Shutter, glad to see you softening! wink Mal
This is a lovely dream like shot, the shot also has an ethereal feel to it, one of my favourite spots....
Mal: Funny you mention places that we like Mr S, I always associate this area with you and Jon! Loved the under Pier Image. Mal
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 12 Jan 2007, 18:58
I think I have to start using a tripod. Masterful, Mr. Mal.
Mal: You can get away without it Suzanne, but you have to sacrifice quality of image. Even a really small cheap tripod is worth it's weight in gold. Hee hee Masterful Mal. This is not what people who have met me in person say! wink Thank you Mal
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2007, 19:34
Beautiful shot, Mal. Very dreamy. smile
Mal: Thank you Otto. Mal
yaaaawn....brilliant....yaaawn
Mal: I can always rely on something funny from you Master, It's funny week on my site next week. Oldanlookinit
  • chris p
  • the Isle of Wight
  • 12 Jan 2007, 22:58
Eerie and magical smile
Mal: Thank you Chris. Mal
Espectral atmosphere. I like this.
Mal: Hey Jose, thank you. Mal
Wonderful capture, Mal. I really like the way you composed this shot and the long exposure and monotone create a nice mood.
Mal: Hey Beau, Hope your trip went well, I bet you have a few stories to tell? Mal
  • Abi
  • 13 Jan 2007, 12:12
a very nice attempt
Mal: Thank you. Mal
Very nice. I love misty pics!
Mal: Thank you Elizabeth, so do I. All the best. Mal
  • Diya
  • 13 Jan 2007, 16:59
Hi Mal

congratulations and my respect on thisone!

Diya
Mal: Nice to see you back Diya. Mal
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 13 Jan 2007, 17:37
Mal, Mal, Mal, lovely awesome shot, you are inspiring me to go out and start taking images like these, hence my poor attempt last night, have to put night shots on the burners until I get the new tripod sent out to me DARN,

Anyway, keep the awesome images coming and have a lovely weekend.

Suby
Mal: Hee hee, Subster, I read your comments reagaring the tripod! I had visions of your fumbling around in the dark looking for components that had fallen off! wink I've got to say, get a great tripod, you do not want to place that new toy on some rubbish tripod. Thank you Suby. Mal
  • dudee thea
  • Purwokerto, Indonesia
  • 13 Jan 2007, 21:26
as usual...
no comment wink
Mal: Thank you Dudee. Mal
  • Ellie
  • 14 Jan 2007, 00:07
166 seconds .. nearly three minutes? Hmm, so you've got a tripod then? tongue

Mal, I'm going to learn to do this, not yet because I don't think my camera is as capable, but soon soon.

You're an inspirational photographer, I hope you know that.
Mal: Thank you El, Lovely comment! Mal
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 14 Jan 2007, 01:39
Wow! Nice effect! Very surreal and eerie!
Mal: Nice to see you back in the hot seat. Mal
  • nariman
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 14 Jan 2007, 07:31
I like how despite the very long exposure you have managed to get some details on the white areas of the photos! I also like the separating lines on the horizon and between layers of clouds. I wish I could see a bit more of the road, it could add to the composition instead of just being distracting. Over all a very interesting shots with few layers and lots of details to look at. I am wondering what is the significance of using a R72 filter?
Mal: Hi Nariman, Thank you for the lovely comment. I also took some images with the x-pan camera to which expand upon the scene but do not look good on shutter. The filter is an IR Hoya R72 filter! But I use it as an 18 stop ND filter in b/w. Mal
Very Mal, love the shot. Have you had your eye on this spot for a while or was it a passing opportunity shot?
Mal: To actually hear someone say "very Mal" is great, and thank you! I know this place and have taken loads of images from here, this is just one of the better ones. Mal
Surral and very moody picture, i like this one very much! One of the shots who look great as a poster i think!
Mal: Thank you Andreas. Mal
  • BobC
  • leeds
  • 14 Jan 2007, 22:56
Lovely misty water. I really like the simplicity of the composition, like poles sticking up through a cloud inversion.
Mal: Thamk you Bob. Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 15 Jan 2007, 00:21
i obviously dont know whether i am coming or going by not commenting on this one mal. These dreamy ethereal shots are such eye candy and looking forward to seeing more of them. i was wondering if we were going to see some x-pan shots but as you say shutters restrictive format is probably not rght for them.
Mal: Already tried uploading a scanned x-pan neg (last week) it looks pants, hence partly to do with my rant. I'm going to keep that one live till I leave for japan and aus. Mal
You are such an amazing photographer Mal smile and this is just another of your amazing and beautiful photos. It looks so gloomy out there.
Mal: Thank you Gabrielle, really fantastic comment to make. Mal
  • Ellen
  • 15 Jan 2007, 07:16
Truely fantastic.
Mal: Thank you Ellen. I'm glad you had time to stop by. All the best. Mal
  • John C
  • 15 Jan 2007, 21:16
Your style is very unique. Great effort
Mal: Thank you John. Mal
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton, UK
  • 15 Jan 2007, 22:35
That's rather fab. I do enjoy long exposure shots and for once, it's good to see light trails in a landscape image.
Mal: Thank you David, I feel that we like the same things. All the best. Mal
  • prism
  • Australia
  • 18 Jan 2007, 23:12
this is excellent. i love this.alot.

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camera Canon EOS 5D
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 166s
aperture f/20.0
sensitivity ISO50
focal length 45.0mm
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