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photoblog image I need a little time!

I need a little time!

Same old rubbish, sorry!

All the best. Mal

I need a little time!

Same old rubbish, sorry!

All the best. Mal

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  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 1 Jul 2008, 00:21
Wish I could take this same old rubbish. Fantasic shot with the solitary figure. Love the detail on the pipes etc.
and how did you sit still for almost 2 minutes Malster?? I see that you have a new toy, did you eventually wear out the 5d? Another cracking shot mate, great stuff. Many regards, Neil.
I'd love to be able to shoot 'rubbish' like this, Mal. It's a wonderful image.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 00:52
Nope. Your time is up, mal. You got to resume your posts, we missed you here.
Didn't you feel young and handsome again, looking at those pipes for almost two minutes? smile
Keep them coming: this is a fine, lyrical image, Mal.
SC image 200! I hope you find time for more.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jul 2008, 03:06
Ditch that bozo in the hooded parka...get onto Sub&Sin, who could probably line up a long-legged beauty in a skimpy outfit and with wild body-art...then you are cooking, mal...

[...or,'s about perfect as it is, especially with the moving parts rendered silky smooth by your lazy shutter; and the sewer pipes made strangely gorgeous by sucking away the colour.]
  • Kathryn
  • in my beloved south
  • 1 Jul 2008, 03:24
Take all the time you need, Mal. Your rubbish is my gold mine. Beautifully done.
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 03:27
Well looks like good rubbish, how's the new toy treating you? smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 04:34
Not rubbish, Mal. Any way you look at it. This is wonderful.

I'm lovin' this image.
  • Stan
  • 1 Jul 2008, 05:44
Te mood is pretty cool. I've been exactly there lots of times
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2008, 06:54
Take all the time you need Mal, if that is what it takes to get stunning pictures like this one! Great work!
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2008, 07:34
Happy 200, you did a good job sitting still, but than.....if one is wondering what to do next....time is not an issue, don't let others rush you, they don't understand.
I do love these kind of pictures, the rusty pipelines are a joy for the eye, now I will say to you: "All the best Mal", you know where to put the emphases.
Hello again, I like the contrast of busy lower to simpler upper.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jul 2008, 09:02
Fantastic shot Mal - you did well not to go all blurry like the sea and sky! I love the contrast between the rough rusty texture of the pipes and the glassy smoothness of the sea.
Rubbish? Well I'd love for my rubbish to look like this!
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2008, 11:54
Ps congratulations on your 200 th !! More then enough for an exhibition..wink)
Congrats on your 200th Mal. This shot is superb. I am amzed to see that you managed to sit still during almost two minutes!
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2008, 14:29
All of the above, outstanding rubbish!!
If you keep taking this rubbish Mal, we'll have to keep on liking it wink
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2008, 16:34
it'll do for the time being wink
Who is this shy introverted hooded enigmatic male ... who makes this a great image ... with delightful processing.

Small steps Mal ... but according to my compass you need to go North West.

  • Ginnie
  • at a WiFi hotspot in Atl without dial tone at home
  • 1 Jul 2008, 16:48
200 AND an exhibition! Sounds like a winner, Mal. Just do it!
  • sam
  • France
  • 1 Jul 2008, 18:06
What old rubbish thingie are you talking about Mister Mal? Are you crazy?

You've found your style and it's good to see it works perfectly.

(btw, i'm eager to see your holga's shots too)

Take good care my friend!
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 18:11
This awesome Mal. The way the horizon blends in is spectacular. nice tones too.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 1 Jul 2008, 18:12
hmmmm not sure that new camera is up too it m8grin love it Mal.
How did you sit perfectly still for 109 seconds? Wish I could take rubbish like this
If rubbish was this good I'd keep it around. You've really captured his isolation and his want to be else where
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2008, 21:27
A well composed pic- hard, hard work must be done and I never knew where I should begin- but I always notice that you have such a friend-ly SC-fan-team around you which is supporting and encouraging you mentally ... Sky and sea look a little strange like a coverlet, but I have to agree they evoce a fascinating atmosphere of 'last day' and loneliness or lull before the storm-- yes, now I know what I would like to see: Stand up and shake up the clouds and stir up the waves and paint them with colours like... Sorry, only one possible vision...
The contrast between the richly textured pipes and the featureless sea is very powerful.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 01:27
Looks like you took 109 seconds worth of time. Pretty quick. I like your choice of grungy location and I don't mind the same old rubbish at all. Also congrats on 200 posts.
  • Mr Skee
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jul 2008, 06:25
This is the type of rubbish I like lol!

Lovely,well composed and executed!
Gorgeous textures, great balanced composition and intrigue- love it!
I echo the rest - if only I could take rubbish like this! Nice shot. I have to start experimenting with long exposures to emulate the look your shots so often have.
fantastic shot,the water is...crazy!!!and you are staying there thinking to the next shot!!!
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2008, 22:06
A Mal classic. Well executed bro smile
and congratulations on your 200th post!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Jul 2008, 23:11
The only way to sit that still is the morning after - hope it wasn't too painful.

So you are in the process of smoothing things out. Well you have smoothed the sea and the sky - only the pipes and concrete left to smooth out and then there is only yourself to work on. Good luck with the journey.

Excellent picture of pondering.
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 6 Jul 2008, 00:32
Just keep the old rubbish coming...! smile

Congrats to 200 posts also from the slightly northern part of Europe!
I think you must be a time lord smile - you make me feel like I'm in a different dimension. Great image Mal.

Congrats on reaching 200 - at last!
this is a really simple image that has enough there to keep me looking for a long time. Fantastic sky, human interest and pipes. It's something you don't see everyday, which shows the viewer something. This makes the picture better than the average well exposed and framed shot. top marks
Also I have need a little of timeÂ… in order to watch your beautiful photographies: -))

He compliments for the new toy ;-)
  • Urv
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2008, 20:31
I'm a bit jealous at three things- the new camera, your quality rubbish and the ability to sit still for so long!
I believe that it happens to me just like! I need a little time! As far as the fantastic photoÂ…, as always your images are exceptional!
  • rhys
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jul 2008, 16:09
Same old rubbish? What planet do you come from? There is a real haunting quality about this which works so well. Ceratinly not rubbish.
The award should go to you mal for being still for that long. Good shot.
  • jotabe
  • France
  • 2 Sep 2008, 18:21
Congrats ! 109s without moving at all... Hehe ;D

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