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The Anchor

All the best. mal

The Anchor

All the best. mal

comments (44)

  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire SW Wales
  • 5 Feb 2008, 00:06
Fantastic... poking out of the water like a serpents tail, or a king Cobra poking out of the sand. The framing really draws you in
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Feb 2008, 00:22
Crikey Mal! You've done it again!

Sooo well spotted, well taken and well presented.

Now, where's that giant squid?
Fantasy, mystery, and a sense of anticipation - nicely done.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2008, 00:41
The mysterious glow in the foreground gives it a somewhat ominous atmosphere especially with that thing poking out of the water. Clever work, as usual!
Signature shot, Mal. Lovely tones as always!
This is definitely a winning shot !! Will actually pay for a framed shot of this. It has the 'it' appeal
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2008, 02:15
248s. MAN! Is that a record, Mal? It blows my mind.
  • Kay
  • Portland
  • 5 Feb 2008, 04:50
Ah, Mal. This is absolutely beautiful.
  • urban8
  • The Land of Pots, Pits & Pans
  • 5 Feb 2008, 06:05
That's a quality shot, mal!
Excellent exposure & the lengthy shutter speed has created something just lovely.
Wonderful lines, dude. Mucho gusto.
  • Aussie
  • Back on nights
  • 5 Feb 2008, 07:12
Fantastic shot as usual. Love the silky smooth water.
This is really beautiful, Mal.
Excaliber! ... What amazing tones and feel to this. richard
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 5 Feb 2008, 08:33
Has a mysterious etherial quality. Brilliantly done.
Truly wonderful atmosphere in this, Mal. Very mysterious and `other-worldly`. I really like the darkness around the edges. (:o)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Feb 2008, 09:04
The 'placement' of the anchor in this picture makes it a great composition. Excellent.

Like it is saying 'Go younder and drown yourself' when you are a bit off the day. Or 'Go younder and get rich' on the day you feel lucky.
  • Rxan
  • 5 Feb 2008, 09:38
Very nice and mysterious composition.excellent effect. I really like it.
Could have been Loch Ness to me ... with the tail end of Nessie just visible.
Very msterious picture. Like it.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 5 Feb 2008, 09:51
The water is so soft and inviting, I am tempted to walk down the ramp, and swim toward that little glowing spot just at the horizon and be enveloped in the glow. Beautiful.
  • chunter
  • Wiltshire
  • 5 Feb 2008, 10:18
Master mono-Mal strikes again.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2008, 10:44
Fantastic shot - very dreamlike. I'm sure there could be some psycological interpretation attached to the little object poking out of the water!
  • astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 5 Feb 2008, 10:47
248 seconds, I am impressed, but more about the atmosphere of this B&W, the softness ot the water, the anchor tip above the water, magic to me.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 5 Feb 2008, 11:35
Surreal Mal smile
Great great shot. I love the silky waters and the lighting
This deserves a much wider audience--go for it!
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2008, 18:39
You really are so good at these Mal. As is my norm I wonder how these print out, have you checked and have you hung any to see how they look on a wall ? Larry has a point you know !

  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 5 Feb 2008, 18:52
well there's not much to add that hasn't already been said Mal,or is their how about "aeneas" if you work that one out quicker then that shutter speed you are a genius,lolsmile
  • Zeus
  • Sub-tropical London
  • 5 Feb 2008, 19:01
A 4 min 8 sec exposure? Do it hand-held, then I'll be impressed. Not! smile Looks damn cool! H.
  • Paul
  • 5 Feb 2008, 19:15
you know I'm going to love this - where is it?
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight, UK
  • 5 Feb 2008, 19:35
Monotastic Mal
Excellently done Mal!
I bet someone is looking for that. I know where there is a boat that could of made use of it.
Technical perfection Mal.
Wonderful use of vignetting. An Iconic Mal image.
  • rhys
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Feb 2008, 11:53
Another great shot Mal. This has something of the 'Ingmar Bergman/Seventh Seal' feel about it.
Nice one.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Feb 2008, 10:30
The seems...was a bit hot from his/her hard day of work in hell.
He/She's cooling of with a bit of lazy snorkelling, and is using the tip of his/her tail as a warning beacon for speed boats that might be in the area.
Love it, mal.
Wow.........This is amazing.
A chilling scene! The atmosphere is spectral. Fascinating!
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 7 Feb 2008, 20:19
Stunning, Mal.
  • Blackdog
  • Suffering on dialup
  • 7 Feb 2008, 23:43
Quality ;o)
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 10 Feb 2008, 23:32
Simply absolutely impressive. Clean, simple composition - and still a lot of room of wondering how the different elements work together, what they could imply... And those huge contrasts together with the soft, glowing, erial atmosphere. Absolutely wonderful photo.
Another cracking blur mal.
Very artistic work : Standing ovation !!
what a great scene!

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camera 5D
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 248s
aperture f/11.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 28.0mm
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