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Be my guide and light

All the best. mal

Be my guide and light

All the best. mal

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  • Aussie
  • Brisbane and back on nights
  • 18 Oct 2007, 00:24
Magnificent Lighthouse and so beautifully captured Mal.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 18 Oct 2007, 00:42
Yes another lovely atmospheric shot! The light shining from the front door makes it work by adding a friendly note to the otherwise austere scene.
Beautiful. I see lots of day lighthouse shots but this is way better. The light is actually on.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 18 Oct 2007, 06:21
very peaceful. lovely shot mal.
Beautiful. Such a peaceful shot. (:o)
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Oct 2007, 08:23
Lovely comp. I like to light coming from the doorway too.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Oct 2007, 08:34
So much symbolism here, Mal. I love the title.
  • Johnnyg
  • Liverpool Street
  • 18 Oct 2007, 10:02
I think this might be my favorite image so far this year Mal. Have you printed this out yet ? If you haven't send it over and I'll do it for you.

Very dramatic Mal grin
Nice atmosphere an tone, whereabouts was it taken Mal?
Yes- let's all go back to film, it's much more atmospheric- or is it that we took a little more time and care before pressing the shutter? Either way, this is a wonderful shot!
  • Freddy
  • Italy
  • 18 Oct 2007, 12:05
A beautiful photo that it knows also to transmit emotions. A masterly shot Mal smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Oct 2007, 12:32
Guide and light very well established in this great picture. Were you always using a film Pentax? Cheese, I never noticed.
You're a beacon in the night Mal! Lively shot.
top shot mal,as ever.
Now you see Malcolm, we're not alone in the dark ! Beautiful mono. smile
yaaaaaay!! mal is back!
Mal, We started the 'single tree' theme (remember). I started the 'lighthouse' theme ... SO you choose the next theme after I get back from a week's break ... Ha! Hmmmm ... never thought of waiting till nightfall... Back to the drawing board. Great image. richard.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 18 Oct 2007, 19:01
It's a fantastic shot again Mal ! I really do like how the light comes out and dive in the sky...
  • Grant
  • 18 Oct 2007, 20:57
Stunning image Mel. Really looks beautiful in B&W!
  • chris
  • Somewhere south of the border!
  • 18 Oct 2007, 21:28
The guiding light, belter mal
  • BeakerSt
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Oct 2007, 23:13
Really nice shot, lovely atmosphere and the shaft of light really gives the sense that the lighthouse it reaching out into the gloom.

Oh, by the way, I have a new toy... grin
Congratulations: one of the best & most atmospheric lighthouse shots I've ever seen
A highly original and very atmospheric lighthouse image. I love the soothing tones.
wow very dark and moody shot mal. i love everything about it.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2007, 04:55
Wonderful image, mal!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Oct 2007, 04:57
Nothing subtle about this image!

To me it reads like a refutation of the concept of fate...our lives are not pre-scripted in the Big Book of Life...our lives and our environment is uncertain, and there are many rocks and storms to challenge us...we are not alone; there are fellow travellers, folks who have some helpful hints, folks who can offer us comfortable and safe resting places when we are tired; even, if we are not too risk-averse, folks who would be prepared to be companions along the way.

[There is no God in my life, mal...I find that my own resourcefulness, plus the companionship of a few good co-travellers, provides a quite adequate toolkit for me.]

You exquisite image depicts the uncertainty of my life, and provides a nice generic portrait of my co-travellers. I love it!
Fabulous atmospheric shot. I'm green with envy!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2007, 10:16
Let me add my wonderful to that of everyone else. As spotted by Martin the light in the doorway lifts the mood and moves the eye. Still have my ME Super and generally agree that however good digital has got, it still cannot beat film for subtlety as your shot testifies. Mike
  • elaine
  • France
  • 19 Oct 2007, 11:45
guided by teh light into this dark shot! brilliant!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2007, 11:59
Bring me home my love, what a romantic shot Mal. Love it.
Mal! This is one of my favourites that I've ever seen on shutterchance! For one I love lighthouses but the mist and the incredible beam of light and the softness, PLUS the black and white -- very well composed and processed photo. Fantastic! smile
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2007, 17:38
awesome shot Mal
This is fantastic. I simply love it. The soft glow off the lighthouse makes it.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 20 Oct 2007, 07:09
Yeah! This is a unique and fantastic lighthouse shot. Excellent work! A likeys.
A LIKEY !!!!!!!
Great shot. Peacefull and mysterious at the same time
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2007, 21:16
hard to criticise this shot, so I won't try and just say it is a beautiful image
  • rags
  • United States
  • 21 Oct 2007, 01:54
great image. It is awesome.
Oh! Badly! You are everything an artist with your images! This is sensational!
I can only add my accolades for a fantastic pic.
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 22 Oct 2007, 12:18



That photo is definately going to be one of my all-time favorites. Thanks a bunch for sharing!
a well framed shot Mal.
  • aitor
  • Spain
  • 22 Oct 2007, 19:41
Great job Mal, really a great job!!!

I love the way you look around you, and how you get the best of anything you pic.


take care smile
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Oct 2007, 20:06
Another stunner Mal. What tablets are you taking? Excellent is the only word for it. David.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 23 Oct 2007, 05:08
Mal. You are simply amazing.
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 23 Oct 2007, 20:15
This is truly amazing. Great how you catch the light.
This is so beautiful it takes my breath away...I can feel the air, taste the salt on my lips, shiver in the cold air...
  • Sheeplover
  • SW Wales, UK
  • 25 Oct 2007, 16:11
This is such a great shot Mal. Quite mesmerizing. Love the way that the light is on in the porch - I asume it was taken like that, rather than fiddled with. If it was fiddled with then you're even more of a genius.
Fab shot
  • Peet
  • South Africa
  • 28 Oct 2007, 16:43
for me lighthouses have a certain romanticism (if the word exists)and a message of hope about them, to my eye you've captured that masterfully here.
  • nev
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Oct 2007, 12:43
mmmm real grainy goodness with extra nice tones on top. tasty
Me encanta esta foto.
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Nov 2007, 21:49
Looks like the lighthouse near me (must go and take another shot of it). Nice one smile
  • Sysagent
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2007, 18:49
Not oo shabby shot considering the light available, great mood and I particularly like the solid black foundation of the shot.

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