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Their lives passing mine

If anyone is interested : Scratched and bead blasted filter, warm up filter with vaseline, 1x1 crop.

all the best. mal

Their lives passing mine

If anyone is interested : Scratched and bead blasted filter, warm up filter with vaseline, 1x1 crop.

all the best. mal

comments (57)

Mal, love this shot, but don't understand your explanation of what you did. Did you sratch and blast the filter in Photoshop?
Lol, do we belong to an almost lost generation Mal? Life before Photoshop, those were the days!

Love the context.
Wicked work Mal!

p.s. vaseline with camera equipment??? sounds a bit seedy buddy boy...what do you recommend for cleaning up afterwards?
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 24 Sep 2007, 01:15
This reminds me of ice-skating days at the rink while it was snowing, Mal, when I was in high school. Probably not what you had in mind! smile
  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, United States
  • 24 Sep 2007, 02:31
This is so excellent, Mal. Love it!
  • Roland
  • France
  • 24 Sep 2007, 06:08
Thank you for telling us how to do... I do like it !
Nice work Mal, I don't understand the scratch and bead part. She looks quite alone
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 24 Sep 2007, 07:15
I can't keep saying how good these are...
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Sep 2007, 07:29
Cracking image and I also see skaters.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Sep 2007, 10:15
Never mind the filters - it still needs the eye to see a great shot like this. The laconic figure with the cigarette is wonderful, balanced perfectly by the retreating figures and the curveof the wall. First class mate.
  • Frank
  • 24 Sep 2007, 10:47
This is an original "Mal". I really like it.
Sweet work as usual
Well done. This effect well points the truth... passers by just pass, just cross. And we never meet each other.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Sep 2007, 12:20
Excellent as always and thanks for the 'how to'. My first thought was that this was at a skating rink. Not that I can have a lot of experience of that here is SA tongue

The moment that has passed by cannot be recovered, that is why the undo button is such a great invention.
  • urban8
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Sep 2007, 13:02
Quality shot - really unusual & very effective result.
  • 10cré
  • France (Paris)
  • 24 Sep 2007, 13:14
Superbe
Nice shot Mal.
  • ray
  • 24 Sep 2007, 13:38
brilliant image, mal...and, an inspired title.
i think it is an unusual shot from you...i don't recall you make a point of having 3 parties...and so you have made it a mystery...is "mine" mal or the gal...first time I lookedat it I thought it was the gal, but now I think it is mal.
Of course...if none of those in the image are actually engaged with you, then their lives are as imaginary as their images...you [and your adoring SC public] are therefore free to imagine any kind of life for them. I like that...very entertaining!
  • Thomas
  • Germany
  • 24 Sep 2007, 15:20
Thoughtful - and certainly a real keeper. And again a proof, that a good title really shows the photographers intention and lifts the whole work to another level.

And... no PS-wizardry, but real handcraft. I was a bit surprised on how many comments THAT provoked... ;-)
  • chris
  • south of the border!
  • 24 Sep 2007, 16:16
I must make time to experiment more...darn work keeps getting in the way though!!!
  • Volker
  • Germany
  • 24 Sep 2007, 16:47
Great picture. Excellent PP.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 24 Sep 2007, 17:05
This one has a strong story line and it looks phenomenal!
Fine work Mal.
Old skool tekniques still work thensmile
Very creative and succesful idea !!
A timeless capture. Reminds me of a scene from XANADU (Oliver Newton John)
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Sep 2007, 22:36
Do you have a special filter that's scratched? Never tried Vaseline - I don't think I'd fancy cleaning it up but the effect is good.
Ingrid
Super funky, cutting edge, avant garde as usual. You really must try and push yourself!!! All the best, Dave.
  • sara
  • earth
  • 25 Sep 2007, 00:38
makes me want to dream more. ~S.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2007, 01:59
there is a song to that effect...Album cover material
Love the creativity here, the shot is good, it's just not my cup of tea....a little bit to soft for my liking mal, but that is my problem, and not the pic smile
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton
  • 25 Sep 2007, 08:59
Lighttastic.
  • Urv
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2007, 09:19
Very interesting shot- stunning how well the vaseline works without distracting. Any chance I could get a high res copy to use for a desktop background? It's simply gorgeous and I'd love to see it every day
  • tetsu
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • 25 Sep 2007, 11:47
Wonderful light play! smile
really excellent mal! you are a master...i have heard of vaseline on lenses before but never seen a shot with it...this is a great effect
Very interesting indeed
It does not matter since it is done! This, only can be yours, Badly Another great pic!
Stunning
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2007, 20:53
I may not understand all of your explanation but I understand this: Wow, amazing, love it Mal
  • klickd
  • Milton Keynes
  • 25 Sep 2007, 22:20
Brilliant work !
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Sep 2007, 08:46
amazing what you thought of to come up with this shot...simply excellent!
when I grow up, I want to shoot like this smile
impressive!..
Hi Malcolm... just to let you konw that you were designed to be chief editor on my n°3 fake cover... hope you won't miss it. It will be published next monday. Since then, hzve a great week-end.
Another iconic 'mal' image. So creative.
it's like you're in a photogrphy twilight zone man!
this comment is based on all your work not just this one
please keep the stuff coming buddie...you've got a fan
  • Urv
  • 28 Sep 2007, 00:48
I enjoy looking at my desktop so much more now that it's being graced with this image
Very nice work mal! Perfekt with that light!!!
its that vaseling again...beautiful light streaks...
Love the theme of life passing by. Very very nice!
  • lasiate
  • Philippines
  • 29 Sep 2007, 02:07
une vision poétique et un epu désespérée! le monde est-il si noir et les autres de simples ombres?
Wow, that's a piece of art! A shot that makes me think, beautifully sad. Love it!
  • claude
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2007, 15:56
Simply excellent, Mal! Great effect and beautiful work!
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Oct 2007, 09:55
just beautiful! simple as that!
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales
  • 1 Oct 2007, 10:04
Simply fantastic Mal.
It gives me the impression that the girl sitting on her own by the waterfront puffing away is looking at the couple & the buggy, thinking "I wish I had a soul-mate. I wish I had child". Maybe I read too much into these! lol.
Not being up on my filters as much as I should be, I googled "Scratched and bead blasted filter" and oddly enough this post came up #1. Quite how you bead blast a filter is beyond me. You're trail blazing again Mal smile you're probably an inspiration to more people than you'd be comfortable with wink
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 1 Oct 2007, 16:31
Perfect example of reflection. A little like REM's Everbody Hurts. (of which the aussies who made the movie "The Castle" once did a spoof of that song. in one particularly reflective moment in that filmclip they had someone in deep contemplation with a thought bubble above their head thinking 'mmmm shoes with zips'). wonderful mood or shoes with zips shot.
  • Sysagent
  • Gt. Harwood, Lancashire, Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2007, 18:54
Heh good to see the "old school" meeting the new digital age with the use of this kind of filtering and its great.

As mentioned above the lone figure is crucial to me as it does set the tone for all of the shot, well spotted Mal

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