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Surreal Seascape

By Philpot  
I had waited for over 3 weeks to capture this image so the tide was high enough on a day I wasn't working, The visit I feel paid off. This image is exactly what I wanted to capture, no horizon as I shot from high up and a misty etherical feel to the sea to give an impression of mist or fog.

There's long exposures and then there's long exposures. This one was 751 seconds long, thats 12 and half minutes, it's the longest I have ever taken, this was only achievable by using a big stopper, or so I thought, however that wasn't giving me the time I wanted so I added a little stopper too, thus reducing the light hitting the sensor by 16 stops.

The image here is straight from the RAW file, no editing whatsoever, no adjustment of colour temperature just simply resized in lightroom and uploaded. I hope you like it as much as I did taking it.

Tags: Spring Art Mystical Long exposure Lancashire Lee filters Big stopper Ethereal Daytime Fylde coast Landscape and travel Irish sea Marys Shell Little Stopper Thornton Cleveleys

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RobboB Plus
15 133 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2017 2:29PM
Yes a superb (very) long exposure. Magical
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
28 May 2017 4:42PM
Great shot, Phil, it's like some alien monster rising up out of mist! Wink
Trev Smile
Bigdenbo Plus
12 115 United Kingdom
28 May 2017 10:01PM
Glad you got what you waited for a really amazing image Grin
29 May 2017 5:11AM
It's a fabulous image.
RLF Plus
12 18 4 United Kingdom
29 May 2017 7:59AM
Is it a whale carcass or wrecked ship?
Lovely intriguing shotGrin
Rob
29 May 2017 10:45AM
Beautiful Image!
Patience is a virtue then!
BIGRY1 10 3 8 United Kingdom
31 May 2017 9:38PM
A very well deserved EC. Nice one!Grin
Ryan
5 Jun 2017 11:20AM
Nice one Phil Stunning. Peter
5 Jun 2017 11:26AM
Ethereal and minimalistic. It's very effective and thought-provoking. Congratulations on winning photo of the week.
Philpot Plus
9 735 4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2017 1:06PM
WOWZA, many thanks ePHOTOzine for picking my image for POTW, really stoked by that. Hope you all have a good week. KR Phil
Legend147 6 295 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2017 10:25AM
Beautiful!
WoadV 14 12 8 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2017 10:22PM
Fab work! This is so other-worldly. Brilliant.

Is this Blackpool? It is very similar to an image by Thomas Heaton - he shows us how he took it (and others) there - including drone footage. I think he, too, uses a Canon MK V.

Thomas Heaton - Blackpool

PS Image about five minutes into video. But all worth watching.
Philpot Plus
9 735 4 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2017 11:23PM

Quote:Fab work! This is so other-worldly. Brilliant.

Is this Blackpool? It is very similar to an image by Thomas Heaton - he shows us how he took it (and others) there - including drone footage. I think he, too, uses a Canon MK V.

Thomas Heaton - Blackpool

PS Image about five minutes into video. But all worth watching.



yes it's the same place Mr Heaton went to, I intentionally wanted an image without an horizon, we use the same gear, I think I nailed it, I will leave you to decide about Mr H's version.
WoadV 14 12 8 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2017 11:45PM
Hi,

Thanks for your reply and information.

Not sure I see it as a competitive process; I think art is about different takes on similar material. Whilst your two photographs are quite similar, there are differences. I admire both; I think both fab.

I list Thomas Heaton as my favourite photographer (I have not seen your works before now). So for someone - you - to produce an image of that quality staggers me. I shall insist it is your and Heaton's cameras which make the difference... makes me feel better. But I really know it is the superb photographers behind those cameras.

Again, well done.
3 Oct 2017 3:45PM
very cool image!
chensuriashi Plus
15 334 18 England
2 Jan 2018 9:51AM
I live in Blackpool and have teas in the afternoon at the Cove and have shot the shell many times too, love this one must have a go with filters for long exposures too some time soon.

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