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In the beginning

All the best. mal

In the beginning

All the best. mal

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  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 May 2008, 00:34
Question for you my brother but have you started selling yet or have you even put any of your images up for sale ? just asking mind.

Magical. Looks too good to be a real place.
Definitely one of your recent best- a lovely artistic balance and great range of tones and textures. As johnnyg is suggesting, this could sell by the truckload!
  • Stan
  • 6 May 2008, 06:05
This is a great shot. Added to likeys
  • Astrid
  • The Nehterlands, it will be sunny again...
  • 6 May 2008, 06:40
....there was just a sea....and than Mal came along....capturing the beauty of this all, love the 'white' surface, great composition, a likey to me.
  • Richard Trim
  • Leicester UK : Back from Suffolk
  • 6 May 2008, 07:06
Is this the primeval soup ... ?
Excellent Mal. richard
  • john
  • Sunny Norwich, England
  • 6 May 2008, 07:11
Very rich image Mal. Wonderful composition. :o) John
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 May 2008, 07:20
Thanks for returning the EXIF of late - I need the lessons smile

Excellent, very much so.
  • Blackdog
  • Home Sweet Home
  • 6 May 2008, 07:50
Another excellent image Mal ;o)
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 6 May 2008, 07:53
  • Nig
  • The Gym
  • 6 May 2008, 07:57
An area that you excel at mal.
Great shot! Goes to my likeys.
  • Zeus
  • Sub-tropical London
  • 6 May 2008, 09:27
In the beginning, tree stumps walked out of the oceans and evolved into humans? Cool shot! H.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 May 2008, 09:30
Another great misty sea shot with a well balanced composition. Very dreamlike.
Excellent shot. I like the lighting on the foamy sea!
  • Tracy
  • Staffordshire
  • 6 May 2008, 11:02
Magical and mystical Mal!
Another cracker Mal - looks suspiciously like Sandsend to me........? David.
  • Ellie
  • here
  • 6 May 2008, 12:49
Another good, atmospheric image Mal.

I have no idea why you don't market your pictures, you could do well.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 May 2008, 13:04
Dodo birds [if you regard Ice-Age#1 as an authoritative source] operated as a herd of single mind, and all stepped off a cliff...

Whales [if you regard National Geographic as an authoritative source] seem to behave in a similar manner, and a whole pod will beach itself an cause a collective, rotting stench for ages...

Now mal presents evidence that wooden pylons...having outlived their usefulness as a jetty foundation...just follow the leader into the ocean and, perhaps, end up as driftwood on Mary's beach on Prince Edward Island...

What can be causing this mass suicide...despair, stupidity, depression, alien mind-control, desire to emulate the oak leaves at the approach of winter...?
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 May 2008, 13:31
Without form and void! Out of nothing! Ex nihilo. OMG, Mal. It's all coming back. smile
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 6 May 2008, 13:51
Oh Mal - this is fantastic! You have really captured a mystical mood here - I wouldn't be surprised if Excalibur were to appear!
  • spoon
  • 6 May 2008, 14:29
nice display of grays here. the long exposure did wonders. I am not so sure about the sky, though...
  • jelb
  • France
  • 6 May 2008, 14:58
well done exposure!Nice treatment..bravo!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 6 May 2008, 15:44
See you back to shooting classic shots, mal. Well proven path. Your excursion to the world of flowers was a short lived one, wasn't it?
A high shutter speed by your standards Mal, and I think the picture is the better for it. The water has a wonderful smoky movement to it.
  • Urv
  • California
  • 6 May 2008, 20:28
"The beginning saw existence of a chosen dream
But then came pain "
... your title reminded me of the song by Seal of the same name.
I agree with everyone - and Ingrid gets it in a nutshell but... when you do shots like this, I find myself disliking the harshness of the horizon line. It cuts through and jolts the eye from the beauty of the foreground before I can take in the quality of your sky.

It's as though my eye wants a softer, even out of focus horizon. J&A love how you've done this. They say it looks like fog swirling in the mists of time!
  • Ron S
  • Halfway to midnight
  • 6 May 2008, 22:14
Beautifully controlled Mal and a stimulating subject. Would it be better by cutting out the sky - maybe.
  • mick
  • 6 May 2008, 22:20
Mal ,lay down on the beach next time just to keep Jose happy,doesnt matter that you and camera will get wet. nice one mate.
Ha ha, Mick, see I've no experience of how to take shots like this. I get the picture now!
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 6 May 2008, 22:33
Another beaut.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 02:39
Beautiful, Mal.
Very nice long exposure.
your B&W is excellent.
Fantasea smile majestic image Mal
  • BobC
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 May 2008, 07:52
Lovely composition in this one and a great mood to the image. Lovely.
  • Mark
  • United States
  • 13 May 2008, 07:18
Such movement in this image. I could go on and on with accolades about the tonal range and the composition, but I'll refrain. The mood here is what draws me in and keeps me there. And yet for a moment I am also carried away Mal.

As I often hear, I will repeat for your benefit - "It must be the camera!"

Great shot Mal, simply great.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 May 2008, 08:44
Yes, it could be on the first day of creation -or on the last day looking at the posts half broken down so that they hardly can give any safe orientation? Wonderful are the sky with the bright clouds which signalizes a hopeful beginning- and the horizon line which reminds us of the separation of heaven and earth (in order our trees are not growing into the heaven/damit unsere Bäume nicht in den Himmel wachsen- German phrase)!
  • rhys
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 May 2008, 11:42
Go Mal go! cracking shot. (Sandsend?)
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales
  • 14 May 2008, 10:01
Great shot Mal. You pull these shots off every time.
What books / blogs do / have you read to perfect your technique for spotting these great shots?

Always willing to learn, as mine are quite frankly poo in comparison grin
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 17 May 2008, 08:42
Only you know to play so indeed with the exposition. This pleased to me, Mal!
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 23 May 2008, 08:12
i've been going around dubbing people on shutterchnce 'sc king of this' and 'sc king of that' (yes i'm funny that way)

so i hereby dub thee the sc king of the slow shutterspeed

same rules apply, you can only reject the title by suggesting someone else on sc :p
Another first class capture, Mal.
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton
  • 27 May 2008, 17:39
  • ta
  • Turkey
  • 26 Jul 2008, 22:00

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