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A little night music

By Nick_w      
Well, again thank you for the compliments and awards on my last image.

This was a super evening, and its a time I learned a lot about photography. Why? well normally I wouldn't have even bothered taking the camera out, it was dull and lifeless. I had, that day been offered a new position within the company I work for (which I accepted and am loving doing), but I had a lot to consider - so I thought well just get out - put on the big stopper, put the ISO on LOW 1 (100 in real money) get some long exposures - I then contemplated what had transpired during the day - not really thinking about the photography.

The resultant images ranged from a couple of minutes upto about 10 if memory serves me correctly.

So why did it help my photography - well even on the back of the camera the dull lifeless scene was changed to a surreal, tranquel image with great highlights and deep shadows. It helped me think even when the elements arnt as you hoped, with a bit of thought, you can get some very pleasing images, and the ones I came away with are, I believe some of my best black and white landscapes, tho of course you may agree to differ !!

Oh why the title, well a bit of play on words but dedicated to the assistance my ipod played in creating the mood that late evening.

Have a great day, I have some cars to test drive (weather permitting !!)

Tags: Scotland Portencross Black and white Arran Western isles Landscape and travel Landscaoes A little night music

Voters: craig duff, Suehh, mrswoolybill and 99 more

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Suehh 14 39 6 England
13 Jan 2013 10:03AM
Beautiful image - and I enjoyed your narrative tooGrin
craig duff 17 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 10:04AM
Fantastic image well done Grin
widtink 8 406 2 Scotland
13 Jan 2013 10:10AM
Oh this image is music to my eyes Wink This is so beautiful and the narrative very interesting.Its true sometimes the best images appear fae nowhere or the most unlikely places . Nice one

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
13 Jan 2013 10:15AM
Enjoyed reading your narrative up top, and also enjoyed the result of your endeavours: have no experience of long exposures and the big stopper, but I can appreciate the result you obtained.
FabioKeiner 8 111 1 Austria
13 Jan 2013 10:18AM
very finest atmosphere and mood presented, too!
DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
13 Jan 2013 10:24AM
Lovely image and very inspiring words.

Good luck with the new position.

Jellyfire 9 41 4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 11:31AM
Terrific shot
Nick_w 13 4.3k 99 England
13 Jan 2013 12:28PM
Big thanks everyone - thanks Pete for the HC
Alda 8 70 30 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 12:35PM
Love it, love it, love it. Oh - did I mention I love it? Grin
Richsr 14 91 223 England
13 Jan 2013 12:49PM
Congrats on the HC Nick.
dontforgetme 17 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 1:10PM
Love this, although you could remove the dust bunnies to make it perfect.
Keep up the good work
Nick_w 13 4.3k 99 England
13 Jan 2013 1:14PM

Quote:Love this, although you could remove the dust bunnies to make it perfect.
Keep up the good work

Where Jules? I've scoured it again (as I always do - at full size), if you are referring to the dark patches in the water, they are the rocks, which you don't really see unless you look at the full size file.
dontforgetme 17 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 1:35PM
I have a copy with red circles on it Smile
Can I email it to you?
dontforgetme 17 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 1:40PM
Have emailed it to you Nick
LesF 14 182 9
13 Jan 2013 2:09PM
Good mono Nick, congrats on the badge also

AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
13 Jan 2013 2:56PM
I love mono images and this one is superb. It is very calming to look at - a beautiful kind of serenity to it. The one thing that I particularly like is the slightly opaque water in the foreground where we see the submerged rocks.

Congratulations on another very well deserved award.

dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 5:35PM
A great mono as ever Nick, well done on the promotion and HC Grin

fazzer 11 54 7 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 6:29PM
Beautiful image
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 7:12PM
I remember seeing this on your website (I think) and being very impressed. I love long exposure shots when they are done well and this is a super example Nick.
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
13 Jan 2013 7:51PM
Impressive as per Smile
14 Jan 2013 7:56PM
Superb Nick, a fabulous mood created with the L/E and conversion, congrats on the awards Wink
martspic66 8 2 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 10:55PM
Very inspirational, well thought out and composed and I'm jealous!
16 Jan 2013 8:35AM
Superb image and good luck with the new job !
16 Jan 2013 10:44AM
jazzygf 17 537 Scotland
27 Jan 2013 9:36PM
WOW Portencross pier never looked so good. Outstanding image there and well done on your learning curve.
Taff 16 59 Scotland
1 Mar 2013 8:15AM
Stunning image and great story too!


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