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it will end soon

I've taken so many images from this location but I tried including the pier railings for this one.

You Know the score by now ir R72 and tripod + tone

Have a lovely weekend. Mal

Update : see here for untouched raw file

http://www.mal.shutterchance.com/photoblog/52767.htm

it will end soon

I've taken so many images from this location but I tried including the pier railings for this one.

You Know the score by now ir R72 and tripod + tone

Have a lovely weekend. Mal

Update : see here for untouched raw file

http://www.mal.shutterchance.com/photoblog/52767.htm

comments (36)

is there alot of mist on the water in york? or have you done something to the shot to bring out this beautiful effect..wow! love the b&w and love the rail in the shot, perfect framing mal wink
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 19 Jan 2007, 01:38
Strong and clever composition.
This is another stunning landscape! Nature at its best !
Mysterious, eerie and beautiful !
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 19 Jan 2007, 01:44
eeeck I hope it does not end soon, whatever will end soon, "The world, these lovely images from Mal, the air we breath etc etc etc.

Don't let it end... pleeeeeaaaassseeee grin

Suby
  • Steve
  • 19 Jan 2007, 01:55
cool shoot...everything looks so smooth. I really like this.
  • Clint
  • 19 Jan 2007, 02:28
It does appear as if the railing separates us from the edge of the world, keeping us from falling over. I am curious to know what the color version looked like? In my mind's eye, I have all these vibrant colors exploding: the sky going from orange to blue to purple, the "water" below being a bright blue, the cliff to the right having browns and greens. That's what I like about B&W: you sometimes are required to use your imagination. Good job.
  • alex
  • Boise, USA
  • 19 Jan 2007, 03:16
i like the juxtaposition of the distressed railing and the ultra-smooth water/marbled sky. like genevieve, trying to decide if that's mist on the water or if it's just really smooth like glass. either way, excellent composition and choice of editing! grin
  • nev
  • Aus
  • 19 Jan 2007, 05:26
The feeling of movement you get here is just wonderful. Makes you feel like you are a passenger on an ocean liner. One day when i get a big persons camera i will have to look at one of these filters. They apparently dont work well with the 300d. Lovely titanic shot Mal
I like the effect the monotone and long exposure have on this photo. At first I thought you were standing on the bow of a boat.

And to answer your question on my latest photo, My mum was driving while I was sticking my head out the side of the car.

smile
  • sk
  • 19 Jan 2007, 07:04
lovely image, Question for you, I have an IR filter, how do use urs? any tips will be greatly appreciated
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 19 Jan 2007, 08:04
Railing good. Looks like we're on the bow of the Titanic, heading for that iceberg!

Super balance in this one, Mal, and the contrast between the soft greys of the landscape and the stark white of the railings adds interest. Better with than without in this particular composition.
beautifil overall tone
  • milou
  • Southampton, UK
  • 19 Jan 2007, 09:36
Fab. It's as though we're holding onto the railings with the landscape rushing by.
  • Urv
  • California
  • 19 Jan 2007, 09:59
stunning
  • Louis
  • south africa
  • 19 Jan 2007, 10:28
Yes, the bow rail of the Titanic sail into towards its end ... only we, the viewers know that - the actors are yet to discover the ice berg and look surprised. Improvement idea - you dress up like Leonardo and while the shutter is open, crawl along the deck and stand up against the rail for a short time, down on the deck and crawl back. As a result there should be a ghostly appearance of Leonardo against the rail.

Excellent picture, mal
I checked out the RAW and the first thing to pop outta my mouth was good lord ! Now considering that I think your a genius to come up with this processed image. Well that might be going a little far but you do get my point. smile
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 19 Jan 2007, 12:52
Excellent, Mal. I've been thinking about getting one of those R72s. Now I'm really thinking about it. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 19 Jan 2007, 13:51
Lovely picture, as always. Why do yo use a filter rather than pick a color channel in post processing?
  • Jamey
  • 19 Jan 2007, 16:03
Peaceful, simple, nice.
You have been posting some great stuff Mal, just sorry I have not had time to comment. Interesting to look at the raw file. Great technique.
Hi Mal, What a nice B&W picture ! Great work ! bravo
crazy reds on that RAW....it doesnt spoil the image n any wya whatsoever but i find the railing a bit incongruous...other than that the image is, as always, just bloody amazing!
  • peter
  • Denmark
  • 19 Jan 2007, 18:22
Fantastic, the smoothish water and the movement in the clouds looks great. And well done for including every grey tone in the book!
This is a wonderful picture.
Simple and pure as the grey, black and white contrasts of this wonderful shot. A peaceful and it's like we're starting to sail on a boat...
I've seen your com... lucky you... !!! I dream to go to Japan... Take great shot for me !! smile Enjoy your trip Mal ! Best regards. Flo
  • Mia
  • US of A
  • 19 Jan 2007, 19:58
Like the title smile Lovely shot as always.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 19 Jan 2007, 21:02
OK Mal ... so ... I don't understand processing very well, mainly because I don't do much to my stuff apart from the odd bit of contrast and a crop to get rid of rubbish. But, I read somewhere, don't know where, that a lot of the 'best' photographers used a red filter with their monochrome film. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why so filed the information away, I knew it would come in handy one day. I still don't know why. sad

Whatever it does, it works incredibly well.

This picture, makes me think of the early sailors on their way to the edge of the earth, but they didn't fall off.
Mal: I like your questions Ellie, you always ask the right ones!

You are absolutely right in your comment regarding red filters etc in conjunction with b/w photography. Without sounding too boringly technical! When b/w film photographers use filters, they generally use yellow, orange and red filters. Basically these filters strip out the opposite wave length of light, so a yellow filter will remove dark blue wave length light, orange removes medium blue and red will remove light blue. But a red filter takes out all the blue wavelength. So, using a red filter will make a blue sky very dark gray or even black if the sky is very blue. The bottom line is that b/w film photographers use filters to increase contrast and add punch to an image. The link below, explains better especially page 4.

http://www.schneideroptics.com/info/handbook/pdf/B+WHandbook1_7.pdf

However, in this instance there was no blue in the sky, so I was not looking for contrast with the infra red filter, I was using it as a very aggressive neutral density filter to slow the light reaching the sensor and therefore create the stretched/dragged cloud effect during the 151 second exposure. After the shot was taken, it is just converted to b/w, the red disappears and you are left with a slightly weird b/w image.

It was used on the following also.

http://www.mal.shutterchance.com/photoblog/24096.htm
http://www.mal.shutterchance.com/photoblog/22688.htm

The best examples of this work done professionally are the following.

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

Check out both photographers amazing images.

All the best. Mal
Oh yes! This I like! A beautiful interpretation of a piece of your world.
  • Ellen
  • 19 Jan 2007, 21:55
wow i feel like I'm stnding on the bow of a boat. Another great Mal shot.
Not sure about the railings, but smile
Sorry I am late on get my views across
I think this is a fantastic image Mal
Very well done
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 20 Jan 2007, 14:38
Thanks for your fantastic explanatiion to Ellie about the red filter. I now feel a lot more educated about how you got from A to B!
Nice shot. I love the perspective that the railing gives.
Beautiful, calm shot. And the B&W conversion really supports that feeling. Seems to be a place for relaxation and a deep breath...
Love the way nothing is either burned out or soot-black, and the lovely texture in the sky. The one I have put on today is my poor attempt to do similar, without the R72! Where's the disc by the way? R2400 waiting patiently in the corner!
  • Ron S
  • 21 Jan 2007, 20:30
WOW! Your black and white landscapes and seascapes are amazing. I wish I could have taken them. The range of tones, the portrayal of the power of the sea, the way they engage the eye .... I could go on and on .....
Great.
nice shot mister Scottish !!! hope you had a great week end my friend
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 23 Jan 2007, 18:39
Different for you...I like it as it has an eerie contemplative floaty feel yet with the railings it gives you a safe haven to rest on.

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