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A rock & a hard place

Almost, nearly there, only now I am.

all the best. mal

A rock & a hard place

Almost, nearly there, only now I am.

all the best. mal

comments (63)

  • Kay
  • 18 Jun 2007, 00:06
Mal, I love this photo. It's outstanding, and going into my likeys.
Not sure what you mean by the caption but this shot is beautiful and magical.
Fantastic Mal, the slow shutterspeed works wonders. Awesome b/w.
I know that place so well.

Could also be seen as British Rail hospitality!

Why does the sea seem to have a magenta cast and the sky hints towards Green?
  • Ellie
  • 18 Jun 2007, 00:36
This looks almost like a submarine emerging from the sea, a magnificent picture.

Re the rest ... beware frying pans ... I think you'll know what I mean wink
  • Petra
  • 18 Jun 2007, 00:49
Great photo Mal, especially the lower part is gorgeous!!
  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, US
  • 18 Jun 2007, 01:45
So beautiful, Mal.
Magical. This is what the Lord of the Rings movies really should look like.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jun 2007, 04:35
Startling, stark, surreal, beautiful image, Mal.
That place is no place at all...time to move to a real place where the colours exist, and there is springiness under the feet.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 18 Jun 2007, 06:09
Excellent shot, Mal, great atmosphere & mono-effect. Where is this?
Mal, this is just a perfect image. The long pause well reveal the sea landscape... it gives softness.
Well done again Mal.
This is just a beautiful perfect shot.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Jun 2007, 09:31
You know how we all love it when you do these images, Mal. This is the "you" of the pre-blur days, right? Or rather, maybe we can call this the after-blur! I think I prefer that. smile
  • Freddy
  • Rome, Italy
  • 18 Jun 2007, 09:53
I like the movement in the water, really cool photo Mal smile
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 18 Jun 2007, 11:00
Cool Shot

  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 18 Jun 2007, 11:08
Wow, this is very beautiful. I like the effect on the water.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jun 2007, 11:33
I think i have seen this coastline before, similar in excellence

All these talk about magenta, it is like she is a new model smile

Must say if there was no previous comments i would have been blissfully unaware of it. Even now I am not sure if I actually am seeing it - must have too old a monitor.
Lovely shot Mal - very mystical atmosphere.
Seeing this has made me realise how long it's been since I walked on that beach and onto Black Nab, a wonderful shot Mal, beautifully composed as always....
  • johnnyg
  • In the bowls of Brentford
  • 18 Jun 2007, 13:18
I love these Mal as you know. What's with the talk of magenta, it's needed and you've done this perfectly.
fantastic shot mal i take my hat off to you sir.
Amazing sea pic! there is nothing more to say!!! Just awesome
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 18 Jun 2007, 14:18
Another great shot Mal. Love the slow exposure effect on the water. Very nice!! David.
  • BobC
  • leeds
  • 18 Jun 2007, 17:05
Just lovely! Is this Black Nab?
The perfect scene, the perfect view!
gorgeous malwalker...few have such mastery over long exp (least of all myself)...
Esto es maravilloso... épico. Cómo me gustaría hacer fotografías como esta!

This is wonderful... epic. How I would like to make photographies like this!
Nice work!
Beautiful capture and an awesome presentation. Great work Mal
Just simply wonderful... Can't say anything else !
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 18 Jun 2007, 21:23
Great water effect. and full of atmosphere.
Wow !! Wonderful !!
  • Gary
  • 18 Jun 2007, 21:34
love the wispy flow over the rocks, gorgeous
Truly fabulous shot. All the best, Dave
  • jelb
  • France
  • 18 Jun 2007, 22:39
Well done shot..Nice composition..and good tones..Bravo!
I'm with all the others- great stuff- of the sort that I so admire because I just don't have the patience to emulate!
  • Dotun
  • 18 Jun 2007, 23:08
lovely shot as usual
Hi Mal - 43 comments, but I have to add mine too. This is an excellent use of filters - I am surprised you didn't get more movement in the clouds. Or are two exposures sanwiched together? Impressive. Mike
The mist breaking of the large rock in the distance is ominous. Creates a ghosty feel. There is a feeling of movement, like there is a dance with the sky and foreground around this central yet distant figure. Okay whatever, I do like it though.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 19 Jun 2007, 00:35
Absolutely wonderful shot. Love the waves against the nab and the movement at the bottom. I really like the space in middle frame which allows you to immerse in the action. Hope you're nearly there
Stark and beautiful. I'm impressed with the tonal quality and the mood this image creates.
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 19 Jun 2007, 05:04
What a strange, contradictory image! It's a bit unsettling at first, but then there's great strength in the rocky shape on the horizon, and the strip of light in the distance looks like something to strive for.
  • olivier
  • France
  • 19 Jun 2007, 09:40
Always beautyful capture ! Perfect time exposure... and nice again for this treatment! great shot...
  • xavi
  • Barcelona
  • 19 Jun 2007, 11:46
PERFECT!!! I'll have the honour to be the 50 comment... INCREDIBLE
you're a master with this kind of pic mal...
Wonderful, moody photograph. (:o)
  • Julischka
  • butterfly bush
  • 19 Jun 2007, 21:02
Looks beautifully unreal. Stunning. Wow.
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire SW Wales
  • 19 Jun 2007, 22:12
Lovely shot Mal. Really like the light in the distance on the surf...
Mr mal, the man himself. Well done.
this is a great photo of this kind,nice work.
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 22 Jun 2007, 14:42
When did you go to Saltwick Bay? Next time give me a shout wink
Great cloud action and I love the movement in the water, even right over by Black Nab.
  • Claude
  • France
  • 23 Jun 2007, 18:38
Only one word, Mal: perfect!
  • peter
  • 24 Jun 2007, 11:44
This is a beautifully atmospheric picture. The softly blurred water looks great and by using B&W we get to enjoy all the tones and textures. But isn't the horizon a bit off? smile
  • Jon
  • 27 Jun 2007, 22:34
Great landscape shot, the sense of dynamism here is outstanding, and the light on those far breaking waves just spot on!
This is a fantastic shot Mal. Out of this world. The waves appear to be brimming ever so slightly. Well captured
  • mallory
  • MN
  • 21 Jul 2007, 23:55
this pisture is beautiful and so wonderfully foged!
breath taking!
can i buy this one?
  • Ayash
  • USA
  • 10 Aug 2007, 18:19
Absolutely stunning, love the mood and the darkness here.
  • liam
  • south africa
  • 27 Aug 2007, 20:02
yea into my likeys just keep lining them up. This shot has inspired me to try something so if i get anything good I'll post it

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