Writing with Light

Floating Pier

Sometimes you work on an image, where an idea and a pre-visualization of the end result had been percolating for some time and it just clicks. I’ve been waiting to post this image for a few weeks. It’s not often that I’m pleased with the outcome of one of my images (I tend to be my own worst critic) but I was really pleased with this one. This was taken at the same time as the surfing images I posted a couple of weeks ago. I used my 10-stop ND filter in order to achieve a long exposure and I used Topaz Black & White Effects to create the final image.

Click on the image to see a larger, high-resolution version (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

Malibu Pier, California, long exposure, high key, beach, waves, malibu pier cafe, travel photography

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53 responses

  1. This has a really nice, minimalist feel to it, Edith. Wonderful job on the processing.

    November 25, 2013 at 8:06 am

  2. So serene…Edith..great piece of art. Be proud.

    November 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

  3. Great work Edith.

    November 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

  4. Beautiful

    November 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

  5. Definitely an image you should be pleased with Edith. The b&w processing works great on this long exposure.

    November 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

  6. Wonderful image, Edith!

    November 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

  7. Yes, this works!!!

    November 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  8. riet

    Oh, a beauty !

    November 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

  9. Simple yet wonderful. Love the composition and processing.

    November 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

  10. Mark Summerfield

    The high key finish to this image really suits the subject especially the blur in the wages from the use of the Big-Stopper. Perfect choice of finish for this image, Edith.

    November 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm

  11. Len

    So we both decided to post B&W images today of the Pacific Ocean. What a coincidence. Love the composotion and the high key look Edith

    November 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

  12. Ethereal and haunting capture–well done.

    November 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm

  13. Such a tranquil and serene seascape, elegantly captured and processed. I really like the lightness and high-key tones of the picture.

    November 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

  14. I have to echo what @JimiJones said!

    November 25, 2013 at 8:09 pm

  15. Yes, it’s a fine image. Once in a great while I manage to scroll back through your images. They are wonderful, Edith. And, you share so much with your followers. That is unusual and very generous of you. You are also very kind and forgiving of our images which, of course, don’t compare to yours. I voted for you in Otto’s survey of photographers to feature. I chose you because your work is superb, your blog is not only filled with inspired images, but it is a real source of expert advice and information. Thank you, Edith! :-)

    November 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    • You are so very kind George. Thank you so much. Your kind words mean so much.

      November 25, 2013 at 10:38 pm

  16. stunning

    November 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm

  17. Wonderful work Edith!

    November 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm

  18. Simple and lovely!!

    November 26, 2013 at 7:11 am

  19. Love it!

    November 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

  20. Awe-inspiring!

    November 26, 2013 at 12:48 pm

  21. It just floats, Edith – and very well. I like the high key treatment and the titling underneath (which unfortunately is lost when I click to view an enlargement).

    November 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    • Thanks so much Andy. Funny you should comment on the titling. I actually didn’t include it on the image which is in my smugmug gallery. I purposely did that. This would make a beautiful fine art print so I omitted the titling.

      November 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm

  22. Smashing photo Edith!

    November 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm

  23. Terrific job with this!

    November 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm

  24. Absolutely astonishing, Edith, what an amazing photograph! Moody, ethereal, it’s a true masterpiece my friend!

    November 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    • Thank you so much my friend. I always appreciate your visits and support.

      November 26, 2013 at 11:13 pm

  25. I really like this photo, nice work.

    December 27, 2013 at 11:36 am

  26. I really like this photo, very nice work.

    December 27, 2013 at 11:36 am

  27. I somehow missed this great image when you posted it. Very nice!
    It has a bit of a minimalist feel to it.

    February 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    • Thanks so much Jimi. I was really pleased with how this one came out.

      February 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm

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