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By marktc  
This is a cropped and converted version of "underexpose" and is somewhere along the lines of where I would eventually like to be going with some of my images. I know that the extremes are never going to be to everyones taste, but I hope they will appeal to at least a few of you.

Im not sure what uploading to epz does to an image but this image is far better on my laptop and I'm looking at it on 24 inch monitor.... Sad

Tags: Long exposure Mood High contrast Landscape and travel

Voters: Rock, bobsblues, Hermanus and 31 more

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bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 7:50AM
I think the subtleness works here Mark and it looks good on my mac, hope you put up some more.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 Aug 2013 7:50AM
Great mood in this image Mark !! Beautiful !
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 8:29AM
It works well in b&w Mark. More good experimenting! Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 8:39AM
Hope on the horizon!
Light in the dark.
A new Dawn.
Every cloud has a Silver Lining.
What are you going to call it when you sell it to the posh shop?
It looks fantastic Mark.
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 8:57AM
It's a brave posting, and I feel it's very much a marmite shot , love it or hate it.
Dark and full of atmosphere, could see this printed extremely large and hanging in spacious surroundings.
parob 7 3 74 France
10 Aug 2013 9:07AM
I won't say it isn't a striking image simply because this is the proof a black dominant can indeed reveal itself as full of intensity. Painting has taken the lead with, for instance, the paintings of Pierre Soulages. But painting deals with abstract form to bring out the light inherent in dark pigments. I am not certain this should apply totally to photography. A hint of reality in this case would make the confrontation much more palpable, acting perhaps as Soulage's white pigment to tease out brightness. This I see in your case with the vertical poles (intrinsically they mean nothing, yet enough to direct the eye to weigh the interplay between highlights and shadows. So, this said, I can only encourage your to experiment. Regards, Paul
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 9:31AM
Fab, dark and moody, love it Smile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
10 Aug 2013 11:29AM
I echo Pauls comments...............................i think TongueTongue. This is defo fine art ..............isn't it ????? GrinGrinGrin I like the dark moodiness of this SmileSmile

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 11:59AM
I like this very much, looks great here. I can imagine this printed large would be impressive.Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 12:16PM
I agree with Ivor, a very striking mono imageSmile

10 Aug 2013 12:34PM
Ditto Ivor, Cliff. Excellent.
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 1:19PM
Oh yes like where you're going Mark ......I love this style of image and they definitely work best BIG , dreamy , atmospheric and dark ...Love it SmileSmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
10 Aug 2013 6:11PM
Smooth and dark, just as I like my chocolate. Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 6:37PM
A very striking image Mark
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 6:49PM
This is my favourite one of all Mark, absolutely superb. Love the crop too. Wink

Dark & moody it is... Mmmm just can't decide if its too much on the dark side for me.. Good experimentation Wink
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
10 Aug 2013 11:29PM
I like it. Moody for sure, uncertain, bleak, minimalist, all come to mind. It has the ability to draw one in, just to see. Like a dream not fully revealed.

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 9:34PM
Is this the darker side of Mark, it is dark and moody, I like what Willie says 'a dream not fully revealed' what a great description, as soon as I read it I thought, absolutely. It is one of those images that provokes, thoughts, emotions, imagination and then makes you re-think everything.

Another great piece of work.


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