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Aeimnestus knife

coloured vaseline, hand held, warmup filter.

All the best. mal

Aeimnestus knife

coloured vaseline, hand held, warmup filter.

All the best. mal

comments (41)

very very cool blur...like the way there are so many distinguishable elements that are all out of focus...
Really like this one, appears dream like, if you know what I mean.
So a bit of vaseline is all it takes to create an impressionist painting? Nice work, Sir!
  • Jide Alakija
  • 13 Jul 2007, 01:04
Super Mal!....Nice one as usual
  • Jide Alakija
  • 13 Jul 2007, 01:05
Meanwhile I have an images along the blurry lines for you tomorrow.
Very Nice, i'll 've to try my hand on the vaseline effect too.
  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, United States
  • 13 Jul 2007, 01:32
Excellent, Mal. Love it. smile
this is very good mal. very artistic. this shot looks like it was taken on the same street/alley as this photo http://mal.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Only_you_know_me/ except from the opposite direction.
Okay....you lost me with your description. Nevertheless, I really like this. (:o)
Very Renioresque, with that glorious dappled light falling on everything. Spot on again Mal.
Very artistic and really nice. I like it Mal
  • sk
  • 13 Jul 2007, 06:38
dude ur very good with blurry type shots, well done
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 13 Jul 2007, 06:54
Glad to see you are keeping the vaseline handy Mal and putting it to good use, as always. Another cracker mate. Best wishes, Neil.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 13 Jul 2007, 07:04
This is one dream I'd happily dream over and over again!
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 13 Jul 2007, 07:27
Have you thought about using a tripod or is it an attempt to avoid me commenting on composition? Presumably if you make the subject so indistinguishable then I can't see enough to critique?? LOL

Funny, I've no idea what the scene is but I'm thinking summer's day, canal tow-patch, weeping willows and the turn of the century silver plate type shots. I like the atmosphere a lot.

Cheers, Simon
I have always believed that a picture should evoke something in the viewer, stir the soul if you will, that is a hard thing to do with digital images sometimes as they are so clean and perfect, it does bring a smile to my face when I see folk trying to emulate film based style or processes who are firmly camped in the digital side. Hence I guess the bizarre popularity of Holgas, for that very reason, having said all of that your last few shots have hit the spot on the "stirring the soul" issue and this is no exception, keep on stirring mal, keep on stirring....
  • olivier
  • France
  • 13 Jul 2007, 09:49
Nice again Mal ! I like this traitement ! great rendered ! wink
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Jul 2007, 10:57
The vaseline is to soften the impact of Ἀειμνήστου knife?

Excellent pp reminds me of Van Gogh (if he would have worked in mono).
I just don't understand why the vaseline must be handheld. It can get on your camera smile
  • Freddy
  • Rome, Italy
  • 13 Jul 2007, 11:01
Very interesting Mal, you are making me to exercise this technique of the vasellina ;-)
A scary image, great work Mal
The tones are good. But I didn't like this as much as yesterday's.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 13 Jul 2007, 13:58
there are a few more ingredients missing from your equipment list above. 1) Scooter with a little pink basket for camera, 2)a bucket load of talent and vision to continually produce these images.
  • Petra
  • 13 Jul 2007, 15:10
LOL @ pink basket
Very moody atmosphere in this image Mal....great one again!!
Petra
  • david
  • chesham
  • 13 Jul 2007, 15:34
i've never seen coloured vaseline and i don't much fancy cleaning it off afterwards, and i've no idea what the title means but, all that said, this is tremendous; very painterly!
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 13 Jul 2007, 15:45
Spartan soldier? Unforgettable? (Wikipaedia)

This reminds me very much of... well, something, can't remember what but I know it was classy, as this is.

The vaseline effect works very well but I've never had the courage to try it. Every fibre in me says keep grease off the lens (or filter) and keep them spotlessly clean. I'd have a nightmare cleaning it afterwards.
This is really creative Mal.
Just amazing! So you didn't move the camera at all while shooting this scene?
Oh, I really like this shot.
  • Urv
  • California
  • 13 Jul 2007, 20:20
I really do need to try your vaseline method as it combined with your composition makes for a strange style that I love looking at
Really like this one Mal, awesome!
  • Gary
  • 13 Jul 2007, 20:41
a beautiful dream scape, Mal
  • Richard Trim
  • 13 Jul 2007, 21:34
It creates a feel of early 20th century Northern coal miner plodding home after a shift in the pits with his wife watching through net curtains. Romantic nostalgic and fantastic!!
Beautiful blurry shot.Very creative work and really fantastic atmosphere!
  • Ellen
  • New Zealand
  • 14 Jul 2007, 09:53
Lovely!very creative.
Excellent Mal. Love the tint of this image and the suggestion of movement by the guy pushing the bike. The more I look at this image the more I'm intrigued by it. Do you know what you want before you take an image or do you get 'happy accidents' along the way? David.
  • peter
  • Denmark
  • 14 Jul 2007, 21:40
I wouldn't change a thing. I love this blurred, suggestive style you have going on at the moment.
another piece of art
  • om
  • 20 Jul 2007, 07:12
Love it! great effect.
I like because you have your own style, Mal. A "Mal" style
or Mal's style ¡? smile
You are an artist, Mal..what else can I say about this?! ..oh yeah..cryptic title. smile
  • Mrseb
  • Lille (FR)
  • 12 Sep 2007, 20:58
I don't know what i say...
I like very much. Very good work.

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