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Their lives, not mine

The last of the life series.

If anyone is interested : ir72 + warm-up filter + vaseline.

all the best. mal

Their lives, not mine

The last of the life series.

If anyone is interested : ir72 + warm-up filter + vaseline.

all the best. mal

comments (51)

Great series, Mal. I remember this place from another of your photos. These elusive people look like ghosts...some perhaps making their way into the white oblivion at the end of the walkway, others prefering to stay a while still. Wonderful image.
  • Aussie
  • brisbane
  • 2 Oct 2007, 01:23
You left the best to last for me. This is amazing.
  • ChaCha
  • Untied States
  • 2 Oct 2007, 01:48
Nice Work Mal.
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 2 Oct 2007, 02:50
Wow, very nice. I really enjoyed the series - it does such a great job of capturing a mood.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 2 Oct 2007, 02:58
The vanishing point makes this feel like a journey for me, Mal. You do these so well!
Did you put the vaseline all over the filter or just the middle? Nice work
Lovely impressive work... top marks!
Like ghosts, I really love these silhouetttes Mal ! So mysterious...
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • 2 Oct 2007, 06:29
Lovely image, mal, really well captured with the grainy effect.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2007, 08:18
Yes I'm interested, but will steer clear of the vaseline (even on a filter). All about the symmetry, it works brilliantly - amazing patience you have. Paid off yet again ;o)
  • peter
  • Denmark
  • 2 Oct 2007, 08:25
Hi Mal.

A fine image to conclude a really interesting set of pictures. Keep up the good work.
  • Frank
  • 2 Oct 2007, 09:23
Beautiful and very interesting (as always).
Another cool shot Mal.
Suzanne has hit almost right for me but I'd add that the second from the right looks like a very under-dressed ghost ! Ok so I'm going blind already. Ok I'll ask ... what's a vaseline, no I'll look it up ! smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Oct 2007, 10:42
You really are the best at these kind of pictures Mal. This one as just blown me away smile
Master Mal. You know I love this, nuff said grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Oct 2007, 11:07
Another vaseline job. So you get around a lot smile

Excellent departure picture for your life series. One of the few things that you can depend on to stay yours - your life.
Another great image Mal. Would look good on the cover of a CD.
This is too damn good for a CD cover. richard
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 2 Oct 2007, 14:34
i love the slow mo 8mm feel to this shot. If you blink your eyes at it the people are moving. As for Louis' concerns i think you must get the 5 lb tub of vas from the 2 dollar shop. great work as always.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 2 Oct 2007, 15:44
Looks like the ghosts are going back to where they came from. I wonder what drove them away. This is a powerful series, Mal. It would make a great exhibit.
Very haunting. Lovely shot Well done.
Fading to graysmile Like many of your others Mal your pics make you think.
  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, US
  • 2 Oct 2007, 20:14
Beautiful, Mal...as usual. Love it. smile
Ghostly figures who could walk off the wharf and not get wet. Do ghosts get wet? Very eerie, Mal. You da man!
Very nice composition, well done !
i dont suppose u got these people to walk for you...the arrangement is so symmetric...
  • chris
  • Somewhere south of the border!
  • 2 Oct 2007, 22:16
How can I explain to my Mrs that I need vaseline for my photography? grin Fine work Mal...
Has an alien abduction feel to it. All the best, Dave.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2007, 23:19
This has many resonances - the ghostly figures heading off resolutely towards the distant horizon, then what?.... I like Minelmio's comment about leaving the world of dreams and memories. Great series.
Ingrid
As resonant as ever, Mal. Wraiths make great models! smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 3 Oct 2007, 05:20
Beautiful and ghostly, Mal. I love it.
awesome atmosphere.....
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Oct 2007, 14:02
It is a full-time occupation living our own lives.

We are very fortunate if we find a companion with whom we can travel some of the way. It can be a sad mistake, though, if we try to hold on to those whose paths diverge from ours...that, at least, is my experience.

This astonishing, beautiful image depicts an achingly sad point of departure, where one has been cut adrift by the others or by his own determination; their path seems well-defined at the moment, but who knows what is over the horizon.

The one who is adrift will create his own path, and probably there will be new companions with whom to share some of the journey...but that is another image...

It has been a difficult series, mal, but I feel I am the better for having experienced it. Thank you for the stimulation.
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Oct 2007, 15:16
Another impressive image Mal. I keep going to Saltburn - but I haven't caught you there yet! These must be the same half dozen people who get in the way when I take my camera out. Nice one to finish the series. David.
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales
  • 3 Oct 2007, 17:01
Superbly taken and thought provoking shot as always Mal.
How you come up with these day in day out is a mystery. Something to do with being sh*t hot at it I guess smile

Many a band has had a far worse CD cover than this!
  • Roland
  • France
  • 3 Oct 2007, 20:38
You are really talented Mal. Thank you for the explanations to... I'll try that...
Something as a ghost ... nostalgic is the word for me.
A beautiful work Mal !!
Mal, you continue to blow me away with your photos. This is just superb!
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 4 Oct 2007, 19:26
Another that creates an air of mystery and atmosphere.

Now reply to my bl**dy emails you pain in the ass! wink
  • lasiate
  • Philippines
  • 4 Oct 2007, 23:25
très belle photo comme une image de l'Enfer des grecs avec ses fantômes qui rodent près des fleuves
Ah! Mal! A good treatment and 2 seconds that have allowed you to create that fantasmal image... of the life wink
  • jelb
  • France
  • 6 Oct 2007, 14:37
Bonjour,
Well done effect..Begin to sleep..or dream..Bravo!
  • trotsky
  • england
  • 6 Oct 2007, 22:38
very atmospheric - hints at the temporary nature of our time on earth.
it almost apears are tho youve superimposed the figures onto this background. very neet shot. i love the blurriness too, it gives it a very dreamlike feeling to the shot. excellent work as always mister smart.
very nice Mal, I like your title too.
Like ghost. Fantastic!
a dreamworld...now i know i just have to play with vaseline
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 10 Oct 2007, 23:10
Superb ending of a great series! I would imagine, that these shots together on a wall would really make a lasting impression. Thanks for sharing!
I particularly like that the men are walking away. Ghosts...
  • Sysagent
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2007, 18:51
Like it, very effective, is that Saltburn Pier?

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