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Will you be there?

All the best, Mal.

Thank you Philine ( I owe you some replies :)  )

Will you be there?

All the best, Mal.

Thank you Philine ( I owe you some replies :)  )

comments (26)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 19 Oct 2008, 03:02
I would love to be there. Beautiful image, like the lamp, means we will stay until it's dark.
  • Ada
  • Candy hills and strawberry fields
  • 19 Oct 2008, 04:20
This is amazing Mal....I will be there if you invite me.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2008, 08:06
Pesky hoodies...always out causiing trouble!! lol

This is a lovely shot, the graphic style really appeals to me as does the symbolism, for all that there are two peolpe in the shot it has a real feeling of solitude, for me anyway.
  • The valleys of contentment
  • 19 Oct 2008, 10:21
I think, awesome is the word I'm looking for.

This is utterly fabulous, s still from a film, the tear jerking moment that everyone remembers?

Simply brilliant photography
This is most extrordinarily beautiful and for me very emotional.

High up with dozens of other top draw images that you have produced Mal. richard
simply stunning Mal, a masterpiece for sure fellasmile
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2008, 11:43
┬ůvery late in the night
i will come to the pier
i will tell you the stories
i will read you the poems
i will look at your smile
in the light of the lantern┬ů
all I ask you to be there
The sky appears molten. Lovely.
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 19 Oct 2008, 12:31
I always enjoy the titles that you give your photos. It really adds something, guides one's thoughts.

Great lightning and calmness in the photo. Almost graphical, but still "inhabitated" by humans.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Oct 2008, 13:41
Thank you, Mal, for this fascinating photo- I have no words, self in my mother tongue, to descibe this very special, so wonderful light- early in the morning or.. I don't know- I remember to have experienced once- very early- such an atmosphere while having felt to be the first person on the world who may be so happy and presented to see the first light arising after a dark-cold night- in such moments you are getting absolutely silent and humble and you are only blissful and astonished at so much beauty! Fine also the contrast of the so little (man-made-light) lantern and the ocean of natural light which is touching all 'things' and will give warmth...- Yes, I wanted to have been there despite cold and a rough wind...!
Simply stunning shot, the lighting makes this shot , thanks for this
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Oct 2008, 03:22
With the lantern to guide me, I will surely be there.

Will you recognise me when I come?
```Love it Mick.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2008, 15:15
Yep! Another goodun.

Slightly surreal feel to it don't you think?
  • Nathan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2008, 23:42
Hi Mal,
Another great image. I always look at the end of the day when everyone else has already made comments. there's nothing much I can add that hasn't been written already.
Do you send any of your pictures to agencies or magazines?
top marks again.
Definitely off a film scene, I like the crispness too.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Oct 2008, 14:57
beautiful, this is different from some of your other work.. you've caught the 'moment'
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Oct 2008, 19:56
He walks with a lantern while the sun is still about? My, what a find.

Great stuff and interprative to boot.
  • RHYS
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2008, 17:12
a great, neh, beautiful shot.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Oct 2008, 22:11
Mal, you must be a romanticist- s I saw today the Caspar David Friedrich exhibition in the Hermitage Amsterdam I thought of you- the thematic: natural grandeur,the same grand vision of the nature, sunlighted skies and seas, figures seen from behind, inspiring reflection...! It is not the first time that I think of that- a kind of my praise!
  • Kris
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Oct 2008, 12:50
Fantastic compostion, Just a really nice piece in every aspect..
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales, UK
  • 6 Nov 2008, 08:58
Beautiful Mal.

One Q - why is the hooded one carrying a lamp? I'm sure that there is somethign deep and meaningful that I mave missed. Love it though, and the way the boardwalk isn;t 100% straight, looking at the nails in the centre.

(so much for new technology, this shot only appeared on my rss feed this morning. That's rubbish (exhasperated rolling eyes smiley) )
  • Urv
  • United States
  • 12 Nov 2008, 06:14
Any chance I could get a high res copy of this to be my new desktop image?
Hey Mal, I see you've still got them rolling out! Brilliant image, I love that it's in b/w.
I love the B/W pictures, Mal that is beautiful! wink
  • Codrin
  • Romania
  • 27 Mar 2011, 15:27
Another timeless image and another all time favorite for me, the atmosphere in this is almost palpable, an amazing photograph, Mal! Love it!

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