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It never ceases to amaze me that when these long exposures hit the screen just how much is hidden to the naked eye, and sadly just how much we as Human Beings miss as we walk through life, and despite how wonderful and amazing our eyes are, how blind we are.

Why these words... well if you take a moment to look carefully at the image there is the marvellous reflections of the groyne posts. These were just not visible by the naked eye, and it is something I have learned during the time I have been trying to get to grips with long exposures, you need to account for what is hidden and the potential there is for things you can't see and even sometimes you can't possibly expect.

Once again, the image breaks rules, a wise man once said (and not too long ago Wink) "Learn to ignore the repetitive comments from the rules obsessed" so, I'm still here, still breaking the rules, still willing to learn, and to one of my good friends, Kate, I was over the moon to hear you say you learned from my long exposures.

Thank you to everyone who commented on "meant to be"... especially to Charlotte for suggesting the revised title, to Paul (Skeet1Away) TJC63 and last but not least to dear Barbara (BarbaraHirst) who spent a good portion of her time this morning, looking for the image, for their much appreciated UA's.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Oct 2012 - 12:50 AM
Focal Length:22mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.7
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:A place for reflection
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:7 Nov 2012 - 8:43 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Long exposure, Seascape, Sunrise
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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 8:46 PM

Another lovely serene image, makes me regret moving so far from the coast

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 342 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 8:48 PM

Mark, very nice mate like the lighting on the posts.......


Paul.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 8:58 PM

My better half and I walk every day down the lane near home..............we see something different every day, be it birds, people, trains both freight and passenger, cars, tractors, trees with leaves falling and each day becoming more naked than the day before, we see military planes, passenger jets going to much warmer places than here..........GrinGrinGrinGrin We see the winter crops growing in the fields, we hear the sheep, the cows, the wind whistling through the trees..........it's a never ending wonder and we walk the same path every day and there is always something different to see and hear........worth the boot leather...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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bill33
bill33  3 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 9:21 PM

I admire your image and your wise words here Mark, as photographers we take a lot for granted and try to capture exactly what we see rather than as you suggested, to break the rules sometimes and see what happens when we try something different. Your long exposure works exceptionally well here bringing out some wonderful colours,light and also the amazing reflections, that otherwise may have been missed. Well done for thinking outside the box. Bill.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 9:32 PM

love the reflections of the posts mark wonderful colours and tones a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 9:35 PM

A similar format and composition as your last, Mark, but so much stronger for the reflection and light on the groyne posts.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 11:17 PM

The first thing which struck me in this image is the luminosity.
Such deep blues, wonderful reflections of the groynes
which lead us across to the strong horizon.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 4:54 AM

This is one of the reasons I love photography and love this site -- having parts of the spectrum revealed to me that are ordinarily invisible.
A long exposure or a macro shot can reveal so much of the beauty we might ordinarily miss.

This is a perfect example in a gorgeous, colorful shot, Mark.
Nicely captured and nicely commented.

-=\Walter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 6:23 AM

This is a stunning image, perfectly composed, captured and presented, and one to be very proud of. Carol

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 8:28 AM

Crystal clear, beautiful reflections. Gorgeous Mark...you are darn good at this long exposure malarkey Wink

Charlotte

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 9:17 AM

Better than you previous upload and the letter box crop works extremely well.

Albert

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 4:23 PM

Those reflections jumped out at me as I opened up your image. They are stunning - interesting how the long exposure has brought them out, as you say. Very well taken - love it!
Ann

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 6:25 PM

SmileSmileSmile.. well worth the effort for sure ...SmileSmileSmile
I am amazed every day when I get on the computer to look at the images I have taken
things the camera pick up that I just never saw at the time.
I realise you are talking differently here.... but it is all still a wonder to be enjoyed .. and to think about
Heh!! love this image ..Wink

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 6:53 PM

Love the comp' here Mark, a smashing image.

John Smile

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 8:13 PM

A lovely serene image. Reflection of a cool & composed mind.

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TJC63
TJC63  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 8:56 PM


Quote: The first thing which struck me in this image is the luminosity.
Such deep blues, wonderful reflections of the groynes
which lead us across to the strong horizon.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Couldn't have said it better.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 - 9:09 PM

Tranquility in an image! I love the shot...
IB

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DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 - 9:28 AM

Great photo but above all - wise words Smile

Dilys

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