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10 metres

By saltireblue    
Hi all,
It's been a while, but I have, to say the least, been extremely busy lately.

Finally got to take the 7D out and wield it in anger, and ended up at the local 10 metre diving board at the fjord. That is snow on the ground and ice covering parts of the water.
I had my Speedos with me, but they were not used in anger today. Minus 8c did not tempt me...

Thanks as always for bothering.


Tags: Norway Black and white Hvalstrand Asker Diving tower

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 7:12PM
A 10 metre diving board covered in snow... You really know how to attract the tourist trade up there...
Wonderfully weird. I like the way the landings on either side of the steps break the symmetry.

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
31 Jan 2012 7:14PM
Great composition, wonderful light and tones, good choice of the black and white too,
great POV- works well in mono
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 7:23PM
Since it has been plus two here today, minus 8 sounds like a horror story; but I only thaw out at plus 20 Smile
Against the rigid symmetry of the railings the intermediate boards look like giant steps for diver-kind. I rather like the detail asymmetry formed by the footprints and other slight disturbances of the snow; it's kind of contrasting texture to the looming clouds. Excellent use of the format, btw.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Jan 2012 7:59PM
Very wise decision re. non use of the Speedos, Malc. Love the symmetry you gave achieved with this shot, looking well presented in this B and W image.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Jan 2012 7:59PM
Way too cold for speedos--- way too cold-- I like the symmetry and the hint of something special at the end!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
31 Jan 2012 9:20PM
I like the format you've used; it accentuates the nice low pov. Nice range of tones, and some luscious deep blacks. I'm very much in the mono mood these days.

I think spring needs to get here soon!


(I just today realized that you have voting disabled Tongue - I've recently enabled votes on mine again, but am not sure if it matters one way or the other??)
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
31 Jan 2012 9:25PM
Nice low viewpoint, well balanced, good punchy tones.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 9:31PM
Excellent pov and a lot of impact here.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Jan 2012 11:25PM
And here was me Malc, just complaining that my wife run too much cold water in my bath.
I think I will need to get a French Maid in who knows how to keep my temperature just right.
But I suppose my wife will insist I wear my speedo's !!
Good chilly shot.
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
1 Feb 2012 12:22AM
That looks like torture, Malc! Everything about the scene says cold and brooding. Sorry about your weather - I hate to make you envious but today, it was like summer here and I took a nature walk without even a sweater! very unusual for this time of year.
Diving in here makes me think of the cartoon character "Road Runner" with a flat top to his head. I'm trying to keep my mind off the thought of you in speedos Malcolm. You've plunged right in here with this marvellous cool image. I suppose a good beating with some twigs would get the circulation back?

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 8:56AM
I like the low viewpoint - superb mono!

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 12:28PM
very nice pov in this one Malc, will we get to see you in the speedo's next time I wonder....

Hope you love the 7d - would love to have one.....Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 Feb 2012 1:26PM
No chance of seeing you dive in then?! Wink Great shot, Malc, like the low angle Smile
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 3:15PM
Now you've got our imaginations running riot!! Great pov here - but would have been much improved by Mr Saltireblue in his speedos!! Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 7:20PM
I have been waiting for your ''this years'' views of your snow, and what do you do
give me a diving board..and in mono!Wink
Now I ask you of the snow in colour please
but really must say a great shot this and like the low view too
did you go diving thenWinkGrin
2 Feb 2012 5:49PM
Great view point Malc, and again i like the treatment you've given it. Very good subject matter too.

John Smile
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
3 Feb 2012 10:09AM
You in speedos ?,that would be a shot to play with .This one isnt bad either.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
4 Feb 2012 6:01PM
'Superb, artistic, & imaginative monochrome scenic reportage Take,' Malc~

You must be having fun with your new 7D, during the cold Norwegian Winter~~~ Burrrrrr~ Smile

Ciao~ Peter
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Feb 2012 7:21PM
Terrific perspective and an image perfectly suited to monochrome, winter has set in here too
f8 14 9.2k 22 England
9 Feb 2012 3:16AM
The fear of a 10 metre board comes across
The foreboding weather also tells a story
And the symmetry is great.
A touch more lighting on the steps
Perhaps a longer focal length lens to foreshorten the view would make it stand out.
Of course it needs some human element on the top board Wink
4k78l 2 278 1 New Caledonia
15 Jul 2016 1:31PM
Very nice. I've jumped there many times in my childhood Smile

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