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Only time heals

Ok, back to basics! This is what I do! I promise no more self portraits!

But for those who chose to give me a kicking after the last image, I challenge you to produce self portraits with interest and ability!...... I wonder if you can? I await your postings with baited breath!... 

All the best. mal

Only time heals

Ok, back to basics! This is what I do! I promise no more self portraits!

But for those who chose to give me a kicking after the last image, I challenge you to produce self portraits with interest and ability!...... I wonder if you can? I await your postings with baited breath!... 

All the best. mal

comments (63)

  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 29 Nov 2007, 00:05
shall try and post a new selfie soon...havent done one in a while...
as for this sot, u have surpassed most expectations...
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 29 Nov 2007, 00:05
shall try and post a new selfie soon...havent done one in a while...
as for this shot, u have surpassed most expectations...
This superd, should be on a wall. Very well done Mal.
Hey Mal, since I did not riducul you on the previous post, I luckily feel released of the challenge, for me no selfportraits, that is the most difficult thing to do, o the other hand why should I with such beauty around me eagerly awaiting to be photographed :d

Now on this image here, this is a masterpiece, should be on a wall as Sesan rightfully commented, LARGE!!! and preferably in a Gallery this is a million dollar sot, I bow to you...
Sweet, sublime, serene. A likey. You truly excel at this type of image.
I might do a self but I am afraid this face might scare everyone away.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2007, 02:37
Back to basics indeed. I started to suspect you got yourself a sponsor in ThyssenKrupp, Otis or some other moving walk manufacturer.
I love this shot, because this one is different from the most long shutterspeed shots. One can still feel the movement of the sea, compare to the usual total stillness.
Regarding the self're right, that's the most ungrateful type of photography, imho. You got to be Nan Goldin or Cindy Sherman to shot something decent.
smile Z
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2007, 04:36
This is how I first remember you on SC, Mal, so for me, this is very much you at your sublimest! Can never get enough of this kind of YOU.

And regarding your self portrait, I'd like to see anyone else try it like you did!!! smile
  • Stan
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2007, 04:55
I like the foreground here much more than the background but its a very striking image. It gets a likey smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2007, 05:52
I have seen this before, but it looks great the second time around too!
mal this shot is so beautiful. i really love your choice of post processing.
It's BEAUTIFUL Malcolm, a splendid picture, and this B&W with a blue tone is wonderful. A masterpiece Malcolm. A masterpiece.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 29 Nov 2007, 07:22
WOW That is gorgeous
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 29 Nov 2007, 07:47
Mal I am impressed by this picture, love it, do you like to share what the scret is, for the picture information did not give it away and if I do selfpotret, I think microsoft thinks a virus atack is comming ;( but maybe when I have the nerve I'll let you know tongue
  • Ann
  • 29 Nov 2007, 07:54
This water looks like oil because of it's reflections ... I love it !!! Ann
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 29 Nov 2007, 08:02
The only reason you're not in this is because you'd get your feet wet. Or have these become a series of 'Where's Wally?'...are you in there somewhere???

I love the tones and sense of motion but feel the angles and composition is not quite right. You have to understand you are judged in a harsh light because of your ability...
  • mick
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Nov 2007, 08:30
wonderful,love it .might have ago at a self portrait.
  • Shakara
  • on the hot seat
  • 29 Nov 2007, 08:41
Lovely image ..
  • Frank
  • Portugal
  • 29 Nov 2007, 08:47
Wow, stunning image. Fantastic effect on the water.
Wow! This is just gorgeous - a work of art. (:o)
So dramatic composition !
Hat off !!
You know that old saying about breaking a camera...nuff said about a self portrait.....and I didn't make fun either. Lets me off the hook.

Today's photo is fantastic. It makes me think and wonder.
  • Urv
  • California
  • 29 Nov 2007, 10:20
I'm currently sick so I don't think a self portrait would be a good idea, but as soon as I'm well again I shall have to take you up on your challenge
No kicking from me - I liked the portraits. Don't just stick to what you know ;o)

This is a fabulous image Mal - I like the strong static element - holds it together really well. (and no I still haven't got my filter - just sticking to what I know heheh)
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Nov 2007, 10:33
You've just achieved the impossible for me. I hate grey, I find it so, so depressing but here when 'grey' hits me in the face, I'm thinking what a fantastic image, it's so alive and charged with energy. Fabulous image Mal.

...and I think you're brave, I also hate having the camera pointed at me, I'd much rather be lurking in the shadows or maybe be a hint of a reflection.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2007, 10:40
Two mals in one week - no wonder the ozone is in trouble smile

You are spoiling us with this excellent picture.

I wanted to study your EXIF to see if I can produce my own malorifics. It seems to me you have so many cameras you don't know which one you used here - unknown.

Sick people can make excellent self portraits - impressionistic stuff - especially if he has mumps.
  • Ferdi
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2007, 10:49
Don't know how youve done it - but it takes your breath away... brilliant....
This is a gorgeous shot Mal. The lighting is great
Your self portraits are great Mal, very effective. However this is right up my street and I love it. The movement in the foreground water is superb - full of mood and drama. Tris
  • rhys
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Nov 2007, 12:51
glorious! A really impresive image, very jelous!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Nov 2007, 13:00
Dang! Moses said he could part the waters..."Liar! Liar. Pants on fire!"

The 3rd furthest wet-foot pilgrim looks very like you, mal...are you trying to slip another self-portrait in under the radar?

Startling, beautiful sea-scape...something like what Waterworld might have looked like if Ridley Scott had directed it.
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales, UK
  • 29 Nov 2007, 14:58
You're back at your best Mal. I have to ask if this is one shot... the breaking wave and the water in the foreground seem to be at odds with one another exposure-wise.
I also like the way you processed the posts in your post processing grin
This is just awesome. (By the way I did a self portrait for my 100th shot and it's the only one you are getting.)
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 29 Nov 2007, 15:36
ha at simon. it is not quite wheres wally round here as we haven't seen you dressed in red yet. smile this is worth all the accolades you have been getting. a wonderful sight and nice to see a coasthug thought the ballustrade hugs are just as engaging
Remains of Saltburn Pier Mal? Seriously - absolutely cracking shot. Super tones. Must try to capture this water effect myself. David.

P.S. was in York today but didn't see you Xmas shopping.
Superb as ever. How dou you get this effect. The sea in the foreground looks like smoke. All the best, Dave.
  • Chris
  • Lost in space!
  • 29 Nov 2007, 22:48
Majestic smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 30 Nov 2007, 00:37
Superb... eerie!
I am with which Ginnie says. This he is one of pics that remembered of the beginning, almost a year ago, right? For my, without doubting it it is a Likey. As far as self-portrait, I do not finish enterder the translation correctly, but... in any case, recently I put one mio for the 400, you remember? smile P.D.: In addition I followed your suggestiongrin
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK, The World
  • 30 Nov 2007, 06:31
Excellent shot, young Mal, great work.
And you mention a self-portrait in your commentary here, but I think you're looking great in this one......
Maybe need to improve the diet a bit.....
Damn fine!
  • peter
  • Denmark
  • 30 Nov 2007, 12:16
The long exposure has softened the water to the degree that it almost looks as if it was painted with a swift sweep of a brush. Gorgeous B&W.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Nov 2007, 15:04

can't really say much more.
  • Zeus
  • 1 Dec 2007, 01:57
My first thought was "NO! That can't be a real photo... can it?!"... uh... is it?! Very cool. Likey'd.

And I'll take you on at the self port challenge! It can't be that difficult.... anything's better that a pic of you! Mwahaharry!
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Dec 2007, 11:00
How on earth do you get shots like this. It's amazing. Your 'back to basics' are jaw dropping.
Mal this is your best yet. Simply awsome. A likey for sure.

I am sorry for being such a bad blogger lately, been pre-occupied with work. This shot really is great.

all the best, Gail
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Dec 2007, 00:02
I just love it, words fail me. Well done Malsmile
how the hell have you produced that Mal, unbelievable.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 3 Dec 2007, 03:59
Beautiful, Mal. Lovely tones.
Bravo! great shot Mal.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 5 Dec 2007, 06:53
Once more, all I can say is WOW... And all what I can do is to likey this one !
  • Steve
  • in the abyss
  • 5 Dec 2007, 23:03
Wow Mal. This is rather striking. The foreground area is almost like a comic book illustration
Personally, I love the long exposures and this picture enhances this concept ;-)

As for the self portraits, it is a shame that you promised to not make others, because now I want to undertake in this kind smile
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2007, 19:40
Absolutely belting Mal....
  • BobC
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2007, 21:29
I love this !
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton, UK
  • 7 Dec 2007, 21:59
  • Kay
  • Portland, OR
  • 13 Dec 2007, 00:13
Likey. Oh I likey very much.
  • liam
  • plettenberg bay
  • 13 Dec 2007, 17:31
WOOOOOOOOOOOOW mal. You have blown me off my chair yet again. I love these shots of yours! Keep em coming plssssss
  • Sysagent
  • Great Harwood, Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Dec 2007, 21:14
The photo quality here is very high and the post process is just on the borders of being over-cooked but it all works just the same...

If there was one thing that bugs me about the shot though is the top of that post in the immediate foreground,it really shouldn't be there as it distracts me.

Its a minor point tho!
wondefull, i'm speachless.
Am trying to catch up a bit on months of being 'away' from Shutterchance. Thiis is such a lovely shot. Great stuff.
  • Huntey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jan 2008, 14:05
Fabulous. The light is great and so much depth. More please Mal.
  • Richard
  • Switzerland
  • 28 Jan 2008, 07:29
Hi Mal

Nice to meet up on Saturday - hope your return trip was a bit easier.

For me, I can hear your voice in this one, but tend to agree with the nays about the previous one. I know sometimes you get so damn good at something that it just bores you and you want to break out! Have you tried tethered shooting with the 5D? By that I don't mean some PC interface, but attach it some 9mm with a double fishermans and swing it around your head?

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