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The wave is coming

Been sitting on this one and another which i may post. The weekend seems the perfect time to post it. Have a good weekend all.

The wave is coming

Been sitting on this one and another which i may post. The weekend seems the perfect time to post it. Have a good weekend all.

comments (21)

  • Raymond
  • the couch
  • 5 May 2007, 00:13
Cool Nev, this has a very Mal-esque Style feel to it! I like it, reminds me of a sketch a few years back. Quite a different take on the beach scene, nicely played mate! You have a good weekend too Nev, I'm just polishing up some work but there's a few minutes spare to enjoy a coffee too! So, I'll have a good one too, take care mate; look forward to the next post. Have you seen mine? (hehe, nothing like a little advertising: tongue

All the best,
Raymond wink
nev: It is always a compliment to have your work compared to a great photographer like Mal. When i took this photo i was not trying to emulate Mals style. He very often he uses different techniques to me. Mal of course posts more blurred reality shots than i do. I am just wondering of the motion blurs that i have posted in the past which ones reflect my style. As a technique i am going to keep taking these shots and trying to get "that" shot. thanks for your comments raymond
Ooh, I love this one, Nev. It's the beach of dreams and nightmares.
nev: Thanks Mary it is the unknowing that makes it for me.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 May 2007, 00:59
Like a "still" from a movie "dream sequence". Fabulous rush of water. Hard to tell if the figure is having fun or scared out of his/her wits. Great picture, Nev.
nev: All part of slowing everything down and seeing what you can accentuate ray. At the time the movement of the water and my son captured in that movement is what attracted me to it.
  • mal
  • 5 May 2007, 01:35
Awesome Neal!... mal
nev: cheers mal
wowwwwwwwww that´s a different one, congrats.
nev: Thanks for the 'Wow' i appreciate it
This is simply outstanding. I love the effect...very well captured.
nev: Thanks Kay. Since getting ND filters for christmas i am fascinated with the opportunities to reduce light and extend shutter speed.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 5 May 2007, 03:25
HA! You won't save these for a weekend again, Neal. It's brilliant!
nev: if i do post them again it probably will be on a weekend Ginnie. glad you like it.
  • Petra
  • 5 May 2007, 05:28
Neil this is GREAT!!!! Why posting this on a saturday?

Happy weekend!
nev: Glad you like it Petra. I think i will only post things that are posts for me on the weekends.
Simply MAGNIFICENT!!! Was there a great white coming? Superb work, and yes pretty Mal-esque smile
nev: It is the mystery of whether it is fun or fear that i like. i cropped it a bit at the top so that the viewer would think that there is something like a shark coming. Like us all i struggle to find my style. Shutter is a great place to experience different perspectives. The last thing i want to do however is to post things that look like the work of others. Sometimes pictures do look very similar but i am hopeful that people can acknowledge that it is a technique and that from time to time there will be similar shots, the same way that many portrait shots look similar with certain lighting or that certain landscapes look similar when you use a long shutter. thanks for your comments Patrick
Great capture
Really like the movement in this picture
nev: thanks Magnus, i like the movmement as well.
Very wonderful & Mal-esque image, Sir!
nev: I know it looks very similar to a recent zombie shot of Mals. I didn't feel like i could post this one after his fine shot. I am hopeful that one day the motion blurs that i post from time to time are as recognisable in my own style as well. cheers dave
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 5 May 2007, 13:00
Triffick! Hats off to your creativity. I was remarking the other day to a friend that, while I'm a competent camera operator, I'm not one of the greats who has the ideas in the first place. I'll never push the boundaries but work within them. You on the other hand seem to have the boundary pushing potential that I lack.
nev: You undersell yourself Colin. You work is far from just competent and is at a much higher level than that. Thanks Colin, this really was one of the nicest compliments i have received on shutter. We all struggle to get "the" shot or develop our own style. Sometimes i think it is more difficult when we are exposed to such a diverse cross section of photographers from around the globe. I will continue to be inspired by the photoblogs like yours and others i see on shutter and elsewhere. thanks again.
  • mal
  • 5 May 2007, 15:03
Can I have a copy of this please Neal? mal
nev: Of course Mal. I might send you a copy of the other one that i was going to post. cheers Mate
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 May 2007, 16:59
Great one, composition and everything. Thought mal would like it.
nev: Thanks Louis. That mal likes his stuff blurred
  • Steve
  • 5 May 2007, 22:47
Really effective Nov. As Raymond says, very Mal-esque!
nev: Thanks Steve. it will take years before my photos are consistenly as good as Mals. I am hopeful that some of my motion blurs will take on more of my style over time.
  • Ellie
  • 6 May 2007, 00:34
I can't really add anything much to what's already been said. This is an extraordinarily good picture, I'm glad you didn't sit on it for ever. Have you got any more like it?

I think I'm with Colin, although not yet in his league either. Your creativity shines through in this picture smile
nev: I do have more of these Ellie but will probably not post them until i think there is a point of differentiation. I appreciate your kind words.
Great creative work : Bravo Nev !!
nev: Thanks Zeb i appreciate your comments
Hmm, more childhood fun. This does an amazingly good job of what it feelt like to play in the surf as a kid.
nev: My chlidren are a constant source of inspiration. When we are at the beach i always try and capture that free spirit they have when they can run without a care on the beach. thanks Martin
  • Ellie
  • 8 May 2007, 13:28
Errm, sorry! I've just received your reply and see I missed an important word from my comment.

I was being slightly egotistical, and meant to write, "... although I'm not in his league yet". I'm sorry, what I wrote seems to be uncomplimentary about your work. It wasn't intended. smile
nev: Ellie i didn't take it is uncomplimentary though as you know if you feel you don't like something i would rather hear the truth. thanks ellie
Sod the point of differentiation: get them posted, mate!!!
nev: You almost twisted my arm dave. wink thanks
Good thing u decided to post it! Lovely!!

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