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The Itch

Thank you for the lovely comments yesterday, I appreciate every one of them.
 
Yesterdays shot was taken en route to this location near Whitby. Master asked me why I was rushing around so much? Well, the answer is simple - while on vacation I took about 80 gig of photo's which I am just starting to sort out. Some of which I am really happy with but I do miss taking shots that I am used to. While in Japan and Australia, I had forgotten to take my R72 filter, so therefore had not captured some scenes in my normal way! So yesterdays image was me rushing to scratch an itch of trying to capture the sea in my favoured style. I am weird I know!
 
Now that the Itch is scratched, I shall post Japan and Australia images.
 
All the best. Mal

The Itch

Thank you for the lovely comments yesterday, I appreciate every one of them.
 
Yesterdays shot was taken en route to this location near Whitby. Master asked me why I was rushing around so much? Well, the answer is simple - while on vacation I took about 80 gig of photo's which I am just starting to sort out. Some of which I am really happy with but I do miss taking shots that I am used to. While in Japan and Australia, I had forgotten to take my R72 filter, so therefore had not captured some scenes in my normal way! So yesterdays image was me rushing to scratch an itch of trying to capture the sea in my favoured style. I am weird I know!
 
Now that the Itch is scratched, I shall post Japan and Australia images.
 
All the best. Mal

comments (38)

  • alex
  • 13 Mar 2007, 00:05
never get tired of seeing these ones from you, mal. they always look like a dreamscape.
Mal: I sometimes feel that I am a little repetitive, tell me when I am. Thanx Alex. mal
stunning shot. i am a huge fan of the b&w. the ocean looks so calm i cant believe it. you definatly have a knack for these types of shots mal. magical!
Mal: thank you Genevieve, I have to keep myself in check sometimes, I like this style and am worried that I bore people with it. all the best. mal
  • Mia
  • 13 Mar 2007, 00:09
Its amazing the impact a vertical shot gives as opposed to a horizontal one. All your previous shots, were all horizontal (I think?), so this one feels like its something new. Fresh. Lovely as always
Mal: you are correct Mia, the vast majority are in landscape mode! well noticed. thankyou Mia. mal
This is really cool, very mysterious
Mal: Thank you Sola. all the best. mal
  • nev
  • Aus
  • 13 Mar 2007, 00:20
Thanks goodness the IR72 is back out of the cupboard. I bet it was the first thing you went to find when you got home. I wonder why we aussies don't put sticks in water like this. With this being an election year i think i will have to raise the issue of nabs and sticks with my local member of goverment. Beautiful shot Mal and i love the two layers of cloud which are heading in different directions. Well worth the 9 minutes.
Mal: Hmmm! How do you fancy a new business venture Neal? I'll source the finest UK sticks and stumps and together we will import them to Aus and place them in strategic Aus ocean beauty spots and charge local photographers for the privalidge!!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 13 Mar 2007, 00:47
Thank you for scratching your itch, Mal, for the enjoyment and pleasure of us all!
Mal: Thank you Ginnie, it's scratched, should be ok for a few weeks now! mal
Wonderful shot, Mal! I can't wait to see your shots from your travels.
Mal: thank you Beau, really enjoyed Aus. mal
  • Urv
  • 13 Mar 2007, 03:15
Beautiful shot. Once again your patience amazes me- I would have done the shortcut method of a faster shutter speed so that I could avoid carrying a tripod and instead just take hand held shots at a higher ISO.
Mal: It does get a bit boring sometimes Urv, waiting and waiting and sometimes the results are not good. mal
A classic Mal shot! I don't think you're 'weird'..just inspired.
Beautiful!
Mal: thank you Suzanne, I am a little weird though! mal
Chief Mal, how do you achieve such awesome finishes on your photographs? Maybe I should send you a jpeg so you can pp and send me the Photoshop native PSD format with all the steps that you applied.
Mal: Thanks Tony, I'm no PS guru but an e-mail is on its way. mal
Good morning Mal. Nice to have you back enjoying your usual stuff. I have a feeling that in your haste, you may have rushed the editing a bit, this is not quite at the same standard as usual - not a bad image by any means, just not as good as the usual excellent work. Many kind regards, Neil.
Mal: oh well, back to the drawing board! Cheers Neil. mal
Mal, it really makes me think of a great photograph (Mickael Kenna). The same extraordinary quality of the picture (frame, exposure, contrats) along with a peaceful and wonderful landscape. Mal, now I can tell you, you're a great photograph ! smile))))
Mal: Thank you Florence, I was not familiar with his work! thank you for that tip, he's good. mal
  • Ellen
  • 13 Mar 2007, 06:34
hi itcy
I'm glad you scratched cause this is another awesome Mal shot! Looking foward to the travel pics. You are going to have lots of fun with 80gig!
Mal: grin Thanx Ellen. All the best Itchy
dont really care if youre weird, as long asyou keep chucking stuff like this one our way...
Mal: Thank you master, shutter should be safe for a month now! wink
  • sk
  • 13 Mar 2007, 06:58
ur photography is an inspiration on shutterchance
Mal: Thank you Ade, I'm blushing! mal
I recognize your style mister Mal, I like it a lot, this is a beautiful area too !!!
Mal: Thank you Mr F, all the best. mal
  • Louis
  • 13 Mar 2007, 07:50
Weird, excentric, unique, a photographer, so what?

This is another excellent scratch. Looking forward to what is coming up from the rising sun and down-under.
Mal: Thank you Louis. all the best. mal
  • paul
  • 13 Mar 2007, 08:09
you can never post enough of these kinds of shot for me Mal. Another beauty.
Mal: thank you Paul, all the best. mal
My god don't you people ever sleep ! smile Well worth the trip bruv and a scracth well and truly itched. Did I sya I love these images of ours ?
Mal: thank you J, itch is scratched for a few weeks. mal
I think the word is mystical . . .Great shot
Mal: thank you Shakara. all the best. mal
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire, S.W. Wales
  • 13 Mar 2007, 08:53
Love the simplicity of this shot Mal. Would love to know what pp you did on this one..
p.s. Am I reading this corretly - was it really just under 5 mins exposure?
long may you have an itch to scratch wink
Mal: Thank you SL, do you have photoshop CS2? If so, i'll send you the whole compressed file to see what was done! yep, 5 mins
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 13 Mar 2007, 09:12
Damn - red ShMood and nothing to criticise!
Mal: thanx Colin. all the best. mal
wonderful !!!
Mal: thank you Nicolas, mal
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 13 Mar 2007, 12:07
Splendid. Not weird, Mal, inspired. smile
Mal: thank you Otto, maybe a bit weird then? mal
Lovely stuff as always, Mal- your ratio of ordinary to great is overwhelming! Not like us mere mortals!
The success of your "mercedes" shot has inspired me to put on mine- please visit on Thursday!!
Mal: I was looking for a Merc and I got a lovely seascape from you David! mal
285 sec? wooooooooow! no comment mate!
Mal: Hee hee, thanx Nicola. mal
  • Ellie
  • 13 Mar 2007, 17:32
Spooky and surreal atmosphere.

You do sell your pictures, don't you!
Mal: Thanx Ellie. Never made 1 penny from images, I've given loads away. all the best. mal
  • Dotun
  • 13 Mar 2007, 19:24
lovely PP here Mal
Mal: Thank you Dee. all the best. mal
  • Gary
  • 13 Mar 2007, 20:00
lovely image, 80 gig? man you've got your work cut out for you!
Mal: I have not even started on the 80gig Gary, I cant face it. Cheers. Mal
You are making this style your own, excellent in every way. Nice one Mal
Mal: Thank you Digi, all the best. mal
A post like this = Mal! Really soothing - I like.
Mal: comment from Jose like that = Mal, very happy! wink mal
Best yet Mal?
Mal: thank you Chris, not sure! mal
  • sara
  • 13 Mar 2007, 23:33
jeeze man. it looks like a soothing milky way. it is rather soothing like others have said. i enjoy the feeling that i could both sink and float above the world. did you change the colour? you seem to find these places that suit your style of photography. thanks for sharing.. its like a bit of peace online.. kinda like suzannes...
Mal: Thank you Sara. The colour was changed to b/w and then a little bluish tone used. All the best. mal
  • Penny
  • 14 Mar 2007, 00:58
GASP!! I must come back here soon and delve into what promises to be a juicy, luscious archive. But it's nearly one in the morning and I daren't click on your archive right now or I suspect I'd be up all night! Love this image - the perfect ending to my day. Thanks.
Mal: thank you Penny, I enjoyed watching you tidy up yesterday! All the best. mal
Wow, what an fantastic shot! Outstanding
Mal: Thank you very much, I appreciate that. mal
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 16 Mar 2007, 18:29
Calm, relaxing, perfect composition... Eyes, what do you want more? BIG PRINT! Anyway, it's always a pleasure to stroll around in your photoblog! smile
Very atmospheric - like it lots
  • Codrin
  • Romania
  • 5 Mar 2011, 11:11
Pure delight to see another perspective of this fantastic place, this photograph is a beauty as well! I love it! Wish you a gorgeous weekend!

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