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By marktc  
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.

Tags: Seascape Dorset Purbeck Swanage Landscape and travel

Voters: andylea, woodlark, saeidNL and 85 more

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
23 Apr 2012 9:03PM
Beautiful image,

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:09PM
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
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
23 Apr 2012 9:16PM
a nice stillness here Mark.
PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:16PM
This is beautiful Mark! Smile
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
23 Apr 2012 9:19PM
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.
PS Maybe "reverie" would be a close second to "solemnity."
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:28PM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Reverie sounds good to me too Walter....
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:45PM
A stunning image Mark full of stillness and beauty, I have yet to master the 'long exposure' you have captured this beautifully

23 Apr 2012 9:58PM
excellent composition and a lot of atmosphere. A
23 Apr 2012 10:08PM
A really stunning, emotionally packed, image.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Apr 2012 10:25PM
Quietude - beautifully done, Mark.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Apr 2012 10:33PM
Smooth as silk-- definitely a breathtaking "wow" image!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 10:49PM
Nice title Dave! Quietude indeed.
24 Apr 2012 5:43AM
Do they get a good sleep, no fear of Tsunami ?
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Apr 2012 7:48AM
It is simply magic. A place to meet the mermaids.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 8:39PM
Well done Mark - look at all those votes; they say something. An excellent image, well exposed and composed!
Jonny5874 9 14 5 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 9:56AM
Really beautiful shots!

phillG Plus
11 145 United Kingdom
5 May 2012 6:58PM
skewey 12 31 England
6 May 2012 10:00PM
Well captured and great composition Mark.

Wow this is superb Mark.Fabulous long exposure shot.
cleg 8 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 8:21PM
Stunning image of the old Swanage pier i believe.
23 May 2012 11:09PM
I never get tired of seeing the effects on images that long exposure gives you. This is fantastic Mark, well composed.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
4 Jun 2012 12:47AM
beautiful lowlight shot,the sea smoothed out to a satin finish.
puma00065 7 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 11:22AM
That is absolutely wonderful
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 10:22AM
Mark, how have I missed this?
what a great image, and really like the ''milky'' ocean there
and a good comp
milky 14 Wales
29 Jun 2012 9:58AM
Excellent capture,you got it all Mark-----Gary(Milky)
Ayoob 7 Australia
13 Jul 2012 6:33AM
An excellent capture with beautiful detailing.........Grin
michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:27PM
3 Aug 2012 1:16PM
It's all about capturing mood and this has it in bucket loads.
1881 6 India
18 Aug 2012 7:10PM

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 9:10PM
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
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2014 8:30PM
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..................


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