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Cloud & gate

All the best. Mal

Cloud & gate

All the best. Mal

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That will do nicely, Mal!
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 30 Sep 2008, 03:00
Awesome shot.....nuff said!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2008, 04:27
Very nice sheen caught on the rocks, Mal. I love the wide angle too.
I like the motion and the stillness in this pic, it sets for a great mood...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Sep 2008, 05:46
Beautiful, and opportunistic, work here, Mal.

How could you have known that the container lorry, packed full of illegal immigrants on the last leg of their long exodus from sub-Saharan Africa, would be parked there at this time? So sad no-one could hear their final, feeble cries before they succumbed to the insufficent ventilation...
  • Roland
  • France
  • 30 Sep 2008, 06:37
Magnifique ! I adore that !
... a nod from me youth.
You do these so well Mal.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2008, 09:57
I didn't realise that was a lorry till I read Ray's comments. It makes a marvellously incongruous sight jutting out into the sky like that. Excellent composition.
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 30 Sep 2008, 10:31
Wow, great! Fantastic work.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2008, 11:17
beautiful, with great lines...
Another beauty Mal.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Sep 2008, 14:21
As I first only read your title "Cloud& Gate", my imagination was immediately stimulated- and then I saw your pic, I'm not disappointed, never, but water, sky and wall are the main view-aspects for me in a lonely surrounding, no people, no birds, a surrounding we know from other pics, I would say a "Mal world" of a special atmosphere from time immemorial, a world which seems to be totally for its own, nevertheless pulling away like a vortex the eyes and the mood of the viewer! The most fascinating, enigmatic point of the pic is the container lorry indeed, a piece/relict of the man-made-world (like the wall)! I wouldn't like to follow Ray's interpretation (sorry, to cruel, inhuman for my feeling), I suppose that workers have left the container or are still working there, but we cannot see them. Interesting is the grapic structure of the pic in general, for example the vertical line of the container which is crossing the diagonal line of the stone wall! A very impressive photo again!
  • Richard
  • Zurich
  • 30 Sep 2008, 14:24
Hi Mal - I decided to return to the fold (shutterchance at any rate!) Agree with Kay about the rocks - an interesting crystalline look about them
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2008, 15:35
lovely shot, the tones and as has already been said, the shine on the rocks like wet coal.
The angles look odd for a lorry trailer, is that what it is?
  • BeakerSt
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2008, 18:23
These would make a great gallery collection.
Another classic mal. Is the gate to keep us in or others out?
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2008, 21:35 the Cloud of Darkness enters the Gate of the Hidden Light...
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2008, 22:16
You've saved me a huge amount of effort by posting this today, I needed to get in touch with you - and I see this picture right at the top of the blog list, where it should rightfully be.

The clarity of that stonework is quite something, and as usual the water has your 'signature' mystical appearance.

A stunner Mal, congratulations
smashing mal
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2008, 22:35
A trademark Mal shot - like the light on the rocks.
I seem to remember this box from another angle. Was it a dream or from you in the past? This is so dreamlike it's hard to tell.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 1 Oct 2008, 12:42
beautiful image
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Oct 2008, 20:12
I gather that you like the sea and buttresses built against it. Wouldn't know why I think so tongue

  • Mark
  • United States
  • 3 Oct 2008, 22:14
Whew, this is simply breathtaking. So given that this is such a stunning photo, where did you buy it? ;-)
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 4 Oct 2008, 10:39
its remarkable how a lorry has added so much to the scene Mal, superb shot mate love the lighting and compositionsmile All well i hope.
This is the kind of photo that I like

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