west bay abstract

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Something a little different from me. I was messing about on the beach last night with Bristol Bound and I tried a few shots I normally wouldn't. I know this technique has been done countless times but I really liked this result. Just printed one on canvas and it looks great!


Love to know what you all think? :-)

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  • TJHubbard 6y

    i would like to try something similar myself.. did you use any kind of neutral density filter/special equipment? or was it just a very long exposure in the dark?
    thanks! :)
  • Antony Spencer 6y

    @TJHubbard: The only filter used was a 2 stop grad on the sky to ensure I retained that deep blue. It was completely dark so no other filters were required. Hope this helps.
  • TJHubbard 6y

    how come you deleted the pic with the red and green lights? i loved that shot!
  • Antony Spencer 6y

    I didn't like it as much as this one and wasn't overly happy with the light trails across the water. sorry mate:-)
  • TJHubbard 6y

    well i loved it! these two have inspired me and next time I'm at the coast (July I'm heading to Honduras!) I'll be sure to give it a go myself.

    you said that this has been done countless times? I'd be grateful if you could point me in the direction of some other examples?
  • ryme-intrinseca, Facebook - BeckyStaresPhotography 6y

    Your photostream is probably my favourite one on Flickr, and this is my new favourite image from it! Something about it's really caught my imagination. I don't usually go for abstracts like this, but this one's beautiful.
  • michael brush 6y

    The water bowl for Rosalio, my longtime feline companion, happens to be exactly the color(s) of this picture. The slow, methodical way he approaches the bowl has always intrigued me. He studies the blue vessel six inches away, then steps up to the lip to sniff the surroundings, lowers his head to examine the water, pauses a moment, then takes a taste, and finally licks a path across the surface in a meticulous ritual of rejuvenation. Watching Rosalio do this minutes ago made me think of you immediately ~~ standing on the beach near midnight, surveying the scene, sniffing the air, finding a spot to anchor the tripod, mounting the camera, setting the timer, then waiting for sensors to lick the blues out of the night for 800 seconds.

    Minimalism implies stripping down to fundamental features, extreme simplification of form. But there's a distinct sense here of distillation. Vibrant hues have been extracted from the darkness, raw features have been refined, the sleepless sky and sea and glow have all been condensed. Art movements have countless names. Your purification process may harbinger another one, 'distillism.' Good to the very last drop.

    I am an Admin for *ABW* Gallery - one of the best kept secrets on Flickr, and we would be honored to display "west bay abstract" with our collection of phenomenal photography. Please visit the *ABW* Gallery home page to see that your late night blues on the coast of England will find excellent company.

    Your photograph has been nominated for
    "Amazingly Beautiful World " (by Invitation Only)
    Please submit this image to ~~ *ABW* Gallery
  • Adalberto Mangini & Laura 6y

    Admired in ~~ *ABW* Gallery (by Invitation Only)
    Phenomenal Photography of our Amazingly Beautiful World

  • Garry Corbett 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ECM Record Cover Photographs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Fascinating Light Photography 6y

    I too like the sharp horizon and area of light in the foreground. It's lovely.

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Doug Chinnery 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Natural Landscapes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • intheframe 6y

    incredible shot....i would happily have this on my wall. have just discovered this group. I love this effect.
  • Nick Pound 6y

    This is great! I love these very long exposure shots.
    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )
  • Mani 6y

    stunning abstract!!
  • Joseph Khakshouri 6y

    Very nice. I find this image excellent!
  • vasso miliou 5y

    fantastic colours!!! congrats!!!
  • neil macready 5y

    a stunning image, very inspiring :-)
  • JacobAdamiec 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Minimalist / Abstract, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Miguel Angel 4y

    Really pleasant colors and awesome atmosphere.
  • marlene8058 3y

    It´s like a painting, it´s beautiful.
    I am falling in LOVE with IT.
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