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photoblog image A New Horizon.

A New Horizon.

in the fact that i have made the plunge into long exposure photography. Must take this opportunity to thank Mal for sharing some invaluble tips and advice which saved a lot of head scratching and maybe even the camera from a watery grave lol,

A New Horizon.

in the fact that i have made the plunge into long exposure photography. Must take this opportunity to thank Mal for sharing some invaluble tips and advice which saved a lot of head scratching and maybe even the camera from a watery grave lol,

comments (35)

  • mal
  • 27 May 2008, 00:25
Fantastic Dude! I would have a big grin on my face if this were mine! Composition, light, stupid exposure time, all working in harmony here. Top shot Tim, A+. mal
tim hitchins: i will take that with a bloody great grin on my face m8 :d
  • Stan
  • 27 May 2008, 00:40
This is an eye catching shot. Well done
tim hitchins: thank you stansmile
  • Radel
  • 27 May 2008, 01:24
That is a superb first attempt mate. It really is! Care to share those tips with me now? smile
tim hitchins: cheers matey and i will be glad to share em with you smile
Simply beautiful!
tim hitchins: thank you Remi, most appreciatedsmile
  • 27 May 2008, 06:07
Welcome back Tim.

What a beautiful photograph, simply stunning. Yep, I'm in the queue for those tips from you please
tim hitchins: cheers Paul and its all down to a filter from B&W called a ten stopper which basically does what it says cuts out the light by ten stops, takes a bit of time to do and get right but i feel it is worth it when you get results like thissmile
  • Kathryn
  • Caliornia--nestled in the mountains in the desert
  • 27 May 2008, 06:38
Tim, this is certainly a change from the first images I looked at of yours on SC. Very nicely done.
tim hitchins: yes it sure is Kathryn and it was from joining SC and seeing Mals stuff that i have wanted to do this long exposure photography, not every ones cup of tea but one which i like very muchsmile hope your well and have a nice day..........tim
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 27 May 2008, 07:33
well done

did you do some hdri processing?

those stones are a sight to behold (almost like giant frogs)
tim hitchins: well thank you mr DrAWsmile and no hdri processing at all this is straight from the raw file with just some basic adjustments to the light/shadows/contrast and a wee drop in the exposure, believe me i was well chuffed when i saw the result toosmile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 May 2008, 09:03
What a great result for a beginner! You make me want to go out and try it too, but I'm about as far from the sea as you can get in England. The rocks in the foreground look like some kind of sea monsters.
tim hitchins: well i am thrilled you should think that Ingrid, really appreciatedsmile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 May 2008, 09:51
Tim this is super for your first attemped.
tim hitchins: thanking you kindly m8smile
  • Sheila
  • Spain mostly, England a little
  • 27 May 2008, 10:08
Looks like something from a sci-fi film - I'm just waiting for some alien life form to emerge. I love it, well done.
tim hitchins: lol well thats a interesting perspective Sheila cheerssmile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 27 May 2008, 12:28
Wow, this is fantastic Tim.
tim hitchins: thank you dearly Aussiesmile
  • martie
  • in the hotel
  • 27 May 2008, 12:56
tim hitchins: short and sweet and to the point, most appreciated martiesmile
  • mick
  • 27 May 2008, 14:39
Superb shot Tim.
tim hitchins: i am so glad you thought that micksmile
  • padraig
  • a place called envy
  • 27 May 2008, 14:39
OMG! OMG! OMG! this is awesome, I love the composition and most def a likey. when it comes to sharing those tips please.....me me me!
tim hitchins: oh i will no probs with that one matey and i am so chuffed with your perspective on this padraig, to get this probs took me maybe 40 mins perched on a rock but i feel the effort was worth it smile
This is a lovely image.
tim hitchins: most appreciated David and thanks for the visitsmile.......tim
This is absolutly fantastic Tim You did a great job here. Bravo!
tim hitchins: so happy to hear you say that m8, really appreciate itsmile
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 27 May 2008, 20:01
Another time, I say one word : SUPERB !!!
tim hitchins: thank you Fabrice and have a nice daysmile
If Mal says it's A+, who am I to disagree!! Excellent picture Tim. Well done
tim hitchins: i know Bill i was so chuffed with that, it was my first time trying this out and without the advice i think i would have found it really hard to get the exposure right, thats the wonderful thing about SC i dont think there is anyone on here that wouldn't try to help you if you had a problem you felt they could help you with, cheers Billsmile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 May 2008, 20:27
Tim, this is fascinating, very well done, I think you will be very excited when you succeeded in this stunning capture. You can be very proud of your self.
tim hitchins: so happy to hear you say that Astrid and yes i was really really happy with the outcome, and it was a big thanks to mal for advice given as i would have struggled without it for suresmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 May 2008, 21:03
Looks like you're responded well to the help - a great capure. I keep thinking that the big lump of rock in the foreground looks like some sort of creature's head.
tim hitchins: i like to think so Alan, fitting a filter on the lens that cuts out the light by 10stops and that you can not see through and then trying to get the exposure right i doubt would have been possible without Mals help, many thanks Alansmile
Wow! I want to make things like these, Tim! For my this it is a likey!
tim hitchins: its with the help of a B&W FILTER Jose that i achieved this m8 if you need any advice just LMK I would be glad to helpsmile most appreciated.
wow! great shot. very dramatic lighting. i like how the water almost looks like mist. The deep contrast on the rocks really works well. Cool blog, i'll be back.
tim hitchins: yes having just viewed your blog i shall also be back m8 and cheers really happy you thought that and have a nice daysmile
  • brianaw
  • Leicestershire
  • 27 May 2008, 21:47
I have yet to try this technique Tim but if my early efforts are as good as this I will be very pleased.
tim hitchins: most appreciated Brian and i wish your efforts will be m8, cheers
tim hitchins: grin how about hitchoristic lol no it dont rhyme smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 May 2008, 23:43
Gosh, astonishing!
tim hitchins: thank you so much Ellie, really really happy you think sosmile
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • 28 May 2008, 00:47
Not bad for a first time, Tim. Hahaha. Just kidding. This is fantastic. I would love to see it converted to b&w. Got to straighten out the horizon a bit as well, while you at it.
Got to think, either mal is a good teacher, or you are a good student. smile
tim hitchins: lol i know Victorsmile the conversion well yes thats something i will have ago at and the horizon, and id like to think its a bit of both lol hopefully, most appreciatedsmile
Oh heck this is so good you might never exceed it!
The texture of the rock is almost amphibian in its feel: the wonderfully silver lustre to the water & sky is simply tremendous!
tim hitchins: well i will be giving a go Chris for sure, you would have thought i was mad perched on that rock with the waves lapping around me lol but hey life's to short aint itsmile
  • kay
  • portland metro area
  • 28 May 2008, 04:39
Outstanding! Mal's taught you well. Now you have to teach me how to capture this kind of shot smile
tim hitchins: that would be a pleasure Kay just a small matter of about 4ooo miles lol, but if you would like some info such let me know, cheers and have a lovely day 2mo.
Very cool and surreal Tim! Thought at first you might were onboard that Mars rover that landed over the weekend -- glad you are not that far away! ;-)
tim hitchins: lol cheers Kevin and many thanks as always your comments are most valued my friendsmile knowing how good you are.
  • Blackdog
  • Uni Library
  • 28 May 2008, 17:45
Did you invest in a ND filter or is this just long exposure? I went down the infra red routte which is fine for B&W but obviously doesnt work for colour. Good light and a great start!
tim hitchins: cheers Mike, no it was with a B&W ten stopper takes a bit of getting right but what with the tips Mal gave me i soon got the hang of it...........i think lolsmile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 28 May 2008, 21:05
Beautiful. You've convinced and inspired me to try a few long exposures as well.
tim hitchins: well i am so happy that i have Marcia and i wish you the best for suresmile
Moody stuff, Tim. Worthy of the master himself...I'll bet Mal likes it as well!! smilesmile
tim hitchins: lol yes its wet here too, and thats a big thank you coming your way, cheers Dave.
  • Gabor
  • Hungary
  • 30 May 2008, 08:35
A new horizon. Yes, it is.
First time to see your pictures but now I am enthralled.
This is a real inspiration.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 May 2008, 16:23
This is so excellent. Even as a pupil of mal, you have a definite different style.

Something happened at the bottom of the picture - maybe the filter was not 100% inserted? Otherwise it was a likey.
I like this - somehow I'm glad it's not a sunset or a sunrise - they are beautiful but right now I'm a little bored with them - but this I like smile
tim hitchins: well i am so glad you do mate, cheers smile

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