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A place for reflection

By marktc  
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.

Tags: Seascape Sunrise Long exposure Landscape and travel

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PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:46PM
Another lovely serene image, makes me regret moving so far from the coast

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7 Nov 2012 8:48PM
Mark, very nice mate like the lighting on the posts.......

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
7 Nov 2012 8:58PM
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'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
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
7 Nov 2012 9:21PM
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.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:32PM
love the reflections of the posts mark wonderful colours and tones a cracker nice one Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Nov 2012 9:35PM
A similar format and composition as your last, Mark, but so much stronger for the reflection and light on the groyne posts.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:17PM
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.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
8 Nov 2012 4:54AM
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.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Nov 2012 6:23AM
This is a stunning image, perfectly composed, captured and presented, and one to be very proud of. Carol
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 8:28AM
Crystal clear, beautiful reflections. Gorgeous are darn good at this long exposure malarkey Wink

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
8 Nov 2012 9:17AM
Better than you previous upload and the letter box crop works extremely well.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:23PM
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!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 6:25PM
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
8 Nov 2012 6:53PM
Love the comp' here Mark, a smashing image.

John Smile
8 Nov 2012 8:13PM
A lovely serene image. Reflection of a cool & composed mind.
TJC63 6 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 8:56PM

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.

Couldn't have said it better.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 9:09PM
Tranquility in an image! I love the shot...
DilysT 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 9:28AM
Great photo but above all - wise words Smile


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