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I guess this may prove to be an EPZ suicide shot but hey what the heck Smile

I've been captivated by some of Ted Leeming's work recently. Not all of it really connects with me but some of his images really struck a chord.

This was taken hand held with an exposure of around a second. There is something quite liberating about hand-holding long exposures with the added anticipation of not knowing quite what you're going to end up with. I really like the abstract , painterly quality and the fact that everything is achieved in-camera with no PS post production work.

Mike

PS thanks to the few folk who voted on the earlier image today. The colours didn't look quite right once I'd uploaded it so off it came.

Title:Beach Moods
Username:MikeBonsall MikeBonsall
Uploaded:15 Dec 2008 - 11:58 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Specialist / abstract
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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 12:00 PM

Superb work

Stace

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105978 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 12:12 PM

Bomb? I have a print I bought in Ardnamurchan and the colours/tones are very similar... its beautiful and I would have it on my wall for sure...

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 12:15 PM

Oustanding, Mike.
Very Monet!
An utterly beautiful impressionist image.

Cheers
Bill

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bazhutton
bazhutton  725 forum posts England
15 Dec 2008 - 12:22 PM

Looks great to me

Baz

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 12:29 PM

Looks gorgeous, I really like it a lot. Angi

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richardwheel
15 Dec 2008 - 12:29 PM

superb mike, I would imagine this being a best seller for you, get it in the gallery Smile

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  10739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 12:30 PM

I hope it doesn't bomb. It's sublime.

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Gary_Macleod
15 Dec 2008 - 12:30 PM

superb image..

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joolsb
joolsb  1027115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 12:41 PM

Works for me, too!

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MikeBonsall
15 Dec 2008 - 12:43 PM

Wow cheers folks. That's 11 votes more than I thought it might get Smile

Glad you made the Monet comparison Bill. I was definitely hoping to capture a Monet/Turner feel with these images.

I've tried tripod mounted, panned shots like this before but always found them too precise. This approach just seems to give the image a far greater feeling of abstract energy if that makes sense.

Mike

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DaveU
DaveU  81344 forum posts England121 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 1:07 PM

Love it .... it's the colours I like so much, that and the painterly feel. Lol but I'll never worry about camera shake again.

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ian walker
ian walker  10716 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 - 1:10 PM

This is absolutely spot on, it could not be better. People would put this on a wall for sure, its art. the colours, texture, emotion are just perfect.

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 1:16 PM

I had a shortlist of 8 from last week before I could bestow an award. I was allowed to on Saturday, but didn't log on until today. I'm glad I waited! This really blew me away - I keep coming back to it.
Full marks, Mike, especially for being brave enough to give this an airing. It really is wonderful.

Cheers
Bill

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 1:24 PM

Beautifully effective image.
Great colours and mood.
Like it lots.


ATB


~Alley~

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 103455 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 1:28 PM

This is the most emotive landscape I've seen in a while. I've a feeling I'll be coming back to this one for some time. It's very free, with a beautiful soft exposure, and I love the lack of distincition between what's above and below the horizon.
Outstanding.

David.

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MikeBonsall
15 Dec 2008 - 1:30 PM

Many thanks for the award Bill.

So glad this is having the same effect on other people as it had on me Smile

Mike

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Landlord
Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 1:32 PM

Superb & shortlisted.

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MikeBonsall
15 Dec 2008 - 1:33 PM

Thanks David - I seem to recall that I experimented with a circular panning motion on this one which has helped blur the distinction between sea and sky. Alas that's one of the things that isn't recorded in the image meta data Smile

Mike

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 1:56 PM

Superb. So expertly and satisfyingly minimal.

Eric

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andy210966
15 Dec 2008 - 2:10 PM

This is a fabulous shot. I'd have this on my wall!

Andy

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 2:22 PM

Like this very much Mike - great colours and light - well captured.
Regards Richard.

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RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 887 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 - 2:37 PM

Yes works for me

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GrahamNobles
15 Dec 2008 - 2:46 PM

Great shot and a really interesting technique. It's good to push the boundaries from time to time.
Graham

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thetriguy
thetriguy  10 United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 3:18 PM

Here's your RC. It's deserves it!
Best, Bill

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Silverzone
15 Dec 2008 - 4:44 PM

Have faith. the tones are lovely. And simply different is good. Sylvia

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Jouİo
Jouİo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouİo vcard Finland
15 Dec 2008 - 5:12 PM

fabulous work.........

Jouko

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 7:43 PM

I'm not usually into abstracts, but I really like this.

Sue

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hook
hook  7706 forum posts England
15 Dec 2008 - 7:58 PM

Stunning!

send me the tiff will you!!!!!


cheers and merry chistmas


Mk

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 8:05 PM

Ethereal beauty.

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sospan
sospan  7 Wales
15 Dec 2008 - 8:12 PM

A wonderful calm image. Beautiful colours.

Andy

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rontear
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15 Dec 2008 - 8:31 PM

Hugely successful Mike. Creation. Ron.

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bruce295
bruce295  927 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 - 9:31 PM

Love it Mike, beautiful tones, very Turner like. Hope you do more.

Regards

Geoff

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  10739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2008 - 9:37 PM

Good to see it getting the attention it deserves. This really is a special image.

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neonknight
neonknight  10 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 - 10:07 PM

What acracking shot nice one,John

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phillips
phillips  869 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 7:26 AM

That really works.
Impressionistic.....love it.

Guy

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16 Dec 2008 - 11:51 AM

ART with a capital A.Smile

victor

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SWMahy
SWMahy e2 Member 6SWMahy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 7:29 PM

Very Turner. Beautifully balanced and lovely tones.

I wonder how many blurry shots you took to come up with this beauty?

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MikeBonsall
16 Dec 2008 - 8:22 PM

quite a few Steve. About 20 I think.

I made a point of not reviewing them at the time on the LCD because I didn't want anything to get in the way of the spontaneous, free-form photographic experience!

Mike

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ESP
ESP  826 forum posts England
16 Dec 2008 - 8:54 PM

Love it Love it Love it Love it Love it Love it Love it Love it

what can I say .......I LOVE IT Smile Smile

Sara

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rogerbryan
rogerbryan e2 Member 10397 forum postsrogerbryan vcard United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 - 11:20 PM

Superb Mike.
I know you are tying to emulate Ted Leemings work with this image. to my mind this is better than anything I have seen of his.

Roger

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MikeBonsall
17 Dec 2008 - 9:03 PM

that'a very kind of you Roger

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20 Dec 2008 - 5:05 AM

stunning

di

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ChrisTaylor1972

Wow, this is definitely in the top five images I've ever seen on EPZ, I absolutely love it, I would have this on the wall in my house for sure.

Beautiful work.

Chris.

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 991 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2008 - 9:19 PM

All said above, love this.
Malcolm.

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Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2009 - 11:52 PM

Outstanding!
{slopes off to google Ted Leeming} Wink

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2009 - 8:28 PM

No point of focus, a bit 50:50. I understand why you didn't think this would appeal. I'm delighted to see that the viewers on EPZ don't agree, this hrelly hs something very specil, wonderful tonal qualities.
Jon
(taken a while to comment LOL!)

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