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I spent a long time trying to find a word that suited this image. I was quite excited about the prospect of this image when I was composing it, it was about to rain, but that meant nothing as I was in full on learning mode.

Looking at it afterwards, I think it portrays many things, solitude, solemnity, possibly foreboding or even hope with the brightness in a dark and ominous sky. Anyway, solemnity it is.

I hope you like it, a long exposure, presented exactly as captured, no clever processing at all.

Thanks as always to those that take the time to, click, comment and vote on any of my images, your thoughts are appreciated.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Apr 2012 - 8:18 AM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Solemnity
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:23 Apr 2012 - 8:59 PM
Tags:Dorset, Landscape / travel, Purbeck., Seascape, Swanage
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 9:03 PM

Beautiful image,
saeid

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 9:09 PM

Its also a very still and quiet capture - lovely tones - and some delightful additional colours on those houses. A very well taken shot Mark. SmileSmile
Helen

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 9:16 PM

a nice stillness here Mark.
ant.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 9:16 PM

This is beautiful Mark! Smile

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 9:19 PM

I tried to think of a better word but I can't. Solemnity is the perfect title.
Mark, every now and then, I open an image in ePz and let out a soft audible "wow."
This was one of those times.
What a beautiful image.
-\Walter
PS Maybe "reverie" would be a close second to "solemnity."

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 9:28 PM

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Reverie sounds good to me too Walter....

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susanbarton
23 Apr 2012 - 9:45 PM

A stunning image Mark full of stillness and beauty, I have yet to master the 'long exposure' you have captured this beautifully

Susan

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accipiter
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23 Apr 2012 - 9:58 PM

excellent composition and a lot of atmosphere. A

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 10:08 PM

A really stunning, emotionally packed, image.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41050 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 10:25 PM

Quietude - beautifully done, Mark.

Dave

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 10:33 PM

Smooth as silk-- definitely a breathtaking "wow" image!

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 10:49 PM

Nice title Dave! Quietude indeed.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 5:43 AM

Do they get a good sleep, no fear of Tsunami ?

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 7:48 AM

It is simply magic. A place to meet the mermaids.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 8:39 PM

Well done Mark - look at all those votes; they say something. An excellent image, well exposed and composed!
Ann

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Jonny5874
Jonny5874  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2012 - 9:56 AM

Really beautiful shots!

Jon

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phillG
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5 May 2012 - 6:58 PM

Stunning

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
6 May 2012 - 10:00 PM

Well captured and great composition Mark.

Paul

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SimonLathlane
23 May 2012 - 4:49 PM

Wow this is superb Mark.Fabulous long exposure shot.

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cleg
cleg  4 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 - 8:21 PM

Stunning image of the old Swanage pier i believe.
Adrian

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lostnspace2011
23 May 2012 - 11:09 PM

I never get tired of seeing the effects on images that long exposure gives you. This is fantastic Mark, well composed.

Mark

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 12:47 AM

beautiful lowlight shot,the sea smoothed out to a satin finish.

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puma00065
puma00065  3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 - 11:22 AM

That is absolutely wonderful

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 10:22 AM

Mark, how have I missed this?
what a great image, and really like the ''milky'' ocean there
and a good comp
Lillian

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
29 Jun 2012 - 9:58 AM

Excellent capture,you got it all Mark-----Gary(Milky)

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Ayoob
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13 Jul 2012 - 6:33 AM

An excellent capture with beautiful detailing.........Grin

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michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 7michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 7:27 PM

inspirational!!!!

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 1:16 PM

It's all about capturing mood and this has it in bucket loads.
Alun

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1881
1881  2 India
18 Aug 2012 - 7:10 PM

EXCELLENT work.


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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:10 PM

An image which I am growing more and more envious of, simply stunning, and one which is full of gorgeous atmosphere and mood.

Regards Nathan

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2014 - 8:30 PM

I am definitely looking into the future with this image and I know I have seen it before on your other site. Deservedly it generated the votes, but there is just something missing..................


Tish

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