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This was undoubtedly the most difficult shot to get in my entire photographer's history. Weather-speaking, that is.
Actually I shouldn't have even been out there to take it, but in a taverna with my friends eating and having fun by the fireplace and watching the frantic sea outside raging in the strong freezing wind and rain.
But who, me??? Naaaah! Me, I can't stay put. From the moment I saw this place, while driving to said taverna, I wasn't thinking about anything else than how to get out to take a few shoots without being rude to my friends and leave them there. Which I eventually did (my friends know me by now and weren't even surprised :)
So, I left them to finish the wine and got out there with my camera and tripod (plus the sand bags for the tripod) and started look around the place to find some sheltered spot to set my camera. I didn't find anything though, so that meant I had to make do with what I had. Which was an umbrella that broke after 2 minutes in a wind that almost knocked me over (happily I was carrying the sand bags filled with rocks, ~10kg both, and they kept me stable :), a linen bag for carrying said sand bags (which became “umbrella” for the camera and lens) and a few lens clothes that had gotten so soaked after a while that I was wondering why bother to even clean the lens, better take some artistic blurred photos and go back inside by the fireplace. I wasn't even dressed properly for that weather (remember, I was supposed to be inside with a glass of wine in my hand, chatting relaxed), but I didn't even realize that till I started to shiver from the cold (after having been showered from tip to toe by a huge wave that got me wet to the bone and almost smashed my camera on the rocks (I managed to lift it and save it the very very VERY last second).
But it was beautiful. I hadn't seen such a crazy weather in a long time and managed to take a few shots that I like and that were un-blurred ( I still wonder how I managed that under these circumstances). And I eventually got back inside after one and a half hour. Needless to say, the wine and food were over, and my friends ready to leave, but it didn't bother me too much (that I was still hungry after having gone out to eat :))
Me, I couldn't wait to get home to see what I have on my card. Well, I know ….you know the feeling... :)
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thanks a lot! :)
Great shot and even better with the background!
grazie mille! :)
thanks a lot! :)
Great , yes truly nice!
The truth is that I was feeling so good there that I didn't want to leave. :)
Thank you for your visit!
Wow, now this is dedication to your passion!
Yes, it was pretty intense! :)
Scary atmosphere !
thanks a lot! Glad you like it! :)
Stunning: That fog is really gorgeous!
thanks a lot!! :)
thank you so much, my friend!! Glad you like it, your opinion means a lot! Have a great weekend :)
Pure magic!! What a great story of courage and commitment, only matched by this stunning image, my friend!!!
thank you! Yes, it was kind of a strange looking scene. I didn't go much closer than the point the photo was taken and even so, the sea was coming over me and I had to step back a few times till I could take this shot
dear !!! So glad to see you on my stream!! Have a great day and thank you! :)
Julia, it's an awesome shot! How could I've missed? The atmosphere is simply AWESOME!
I would feel a bit on my toes walking to the railing, heh. Quite the mood impact to this image Julia, fantastic work!
thank you so much! Really glad you like it! :)
Fabulous- so well worth the extra mile :)
thanks a lot! :)
The result is well worth the trouble, so beautiful :))
thanks a lot!! :)
Good to see you my dear!!! And thank you so much ! :)
Absolutely breathtaking and captivating. I LOVE this one my friend!! :)
Have a good day, John! :)
Well worth the discovery and stolen moments to get it!
haha! Yes, a glendi can take so many shapes and forms... And I'll surely join them at the next one, provided the sun is shining and there are no clouds in the sky :)
What an adventure, and a beautiful image dragged up from the subconscious...but you and your friends probably have different ideas on what a glenti is :)
Thanks a lot
thanks Marina! I will! :))
Glad you decided to face the nasty weather
What specially appeals me in this one is the non symmetrical composition: way more powerful, creating a beautiful tension.
thank you very much! :)
thanks my dear Myrna! Glad you like it. :) xo
You are really some story teller my friend!!!! Love what came out of your wet ordeal!!! Xx
Love this onewonderful composition and mood!!
thank you for your comment, Ryan! Glad you like it! :)
Thanks a lot, Matt! :)
thank you all very much! :)
Wonderful story and I'm glad you braved the elements to capture this picture. I really like how the long exposure produced the eeriness to the photo.
SWEET I LOVE IT
i like it
thanks a lot, Xea! :)
I confess Tom, that was the hardest part :)) Thank you, good to see you! :)
thank you so much, Aleka for always saying it so charmingly! As for me I got drunk with rain and sea spray :))
thanks a lot!! It will definitely be there as a memory ...till next time I do the same :D))
I just couldn't leave this weather and this place go and not do anything. Happily, this was one of those times when I could do something, there were so many others that I had to let go...
I'm so glad you see something there, that means I was able to tell a story with my image And you know, it would gave been so nice to have you there :)
T-H-Ank you! ;)) Glad you liked it! :)
B-E-A-Utiful to steal a Jim Carrey line from Bruce Almighty. Very nice work! Would that all endeavors could be safe... :o)
Your determination and confidence to attempt to shoot in these conditions and then produce such a wonderful image are amazing to me! This is why I consider you an inspiration! Reading your story, I felt like I was there by your side. Gazing into your image is like an infinite dream to me! I get lost in the mist and then I find the railing to lead me back into reality! This is so hard for me to take my eyes off of! :)
Great picture and of course a really great story. So I think its for you more than just a pic, its an amazing memory. Thanks for sharing it with us
It was worth the trip!! Οthers get drunk with wine and others with the whole procedure of capturing dreamy shots like this!!!!
"I left them to finish the wine" Oh dear... :(
But it's a gorgeous shot!!
hi niloufar how r u
Seems like heaven... Nice
I'm so glad you like it, thank you!!! :) xo
Oh!I have been away and you have posted an amazing photo! It's like a delicate memory, one that flits in and back out quickly from my mind before I can grasp it fully. Is it a real memory, or one from a dream? Was I there? Will I ever be again? ~sigh~ I love it my dear!
thanks a lot!! Your work is wonderful too! I was just wondering why I still didn't have you in my circles :)
thank you so much for your comments! Have a good day! :)
Excellent work, superb composition and great mood !!
This is AMAZING!!! the photograph is just perfect with the lighting and the fog! did you digitaly manupulate it at all?
You're an artist.
Great shot, and yes I know the feeling! haha!
Haha, you steamy hunk!! :))))
(Sorry everyone, this is not the way I'm talking usually!... I'm a good gal out there :)
Hey, for that shot, nature's challenge was light
He he, thanks for the reply you hot chick!
thanks for stopping by! :)
you're funny!!! :)))
Haha! Thanks for joking along! :))
steaming hot even :))
I'm glad you understand me, I'm sure you understand me, actually. Thank you for your kind words. And yes, someone has to be whining at some point, I became used to that. It's part of the process. :)
And you know, I don't really have to understand everything people here say. As far as they are not cursing me :)), I'm grateful that they took the time to write even a word, or to hit the +1 button. I'm not that demanding, it's enough for me if they like my work :)
PS. some of the comments are really funny! :)))
thank you very much Jens! Really appreciate it! :)
I'm in "what's hot"? Does that mean I'm hot?? Haha! OK, silly joke, couldn't help it! :))
you don't know how much your words mean to me... Thank you! :)
Christ this is phenomenal
Moody print make!
Yes, I had one of mine there too some time ago and had exactly the same problem...
see, I told you!
, I had the same issue last week ... Julia's post is in the what's hot ...
I think this will be the picture of our United States if Obama gets back in
btw I have a serious problem of understanding what a big percentage of people are saying here...
At various points of your narration I was wondering if it was you speaking or myself!
This is the (exact) story of my life of recent years, though mine usually ends with some spouse whining (not unreasonable I must admit...)
Enough about me though, this is a wonderful photo and a worthy reward of your efforts! Great compo and processing make up for a memorable photo! Must surely feel very satisfying!
i lik this bcz ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Yes, it's fake, Fahim. All art is fake, but we love it. Or rather it's real in my imagination and this suffices me Thanks for your comment :)
really glad you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Appreciate it! :)
so kind of you to stop by. Thank you so much! :)
thanks a lot for your comments! Really appreciate it! :)
thank you very much for taking the time to have a look! :)
I don't really know what happened, but I love it and it really is overwhelming! Thank you all so much for such a warm response to my post. I'm really happy that my photo (an my story) made so many people feel the urge to hit the +1 button and stop to leave a few thoughts. You really make me feel so good! :)
thanks a lot, Christo! I'm really happy you like it! :)
thanks you!! I know this might seem strange, but I actually felt good being out there, despite the bad weather and the difficulties. Actually I was happy to have the chance to be there at that particular moment and be able to take a few shots. It was more like filling a need for me, than making an effort. :)
thank you so much, Hidetaka san! You're too kind! :)
u like it this fake....
Love the story behind.... Very mysterious and breath taking. The results of your pict was well worth your trip out in the elements
9 its fake dear nd if it is in real so i m not scare....
Really it's just..."awesome"!!!!
Awesome!! ^_^ Where is this?
That gives me the chills.....
O art... how art thee so divine. The sweet tone of a creamy latte. BTW is that ur mom?
is it the end of earth
freezing the nature. grate.
THIS PLACE HAVE A DEEPLY SILENT
NICE VERY BERRY NICE PIC
Amazing shot and worth all your effort!
i love this pix
nice one, but hard one
very strong compelling photograph... congratulations on a great shot.
this is an awesome shot!
I guess it's so hard work. But result is really awesome!! :D
What a stunning and atmospheric shot! :)
I think it's a beautiful shot!!!
Great story, with an amazing shot to match! Your determination, and the beautiful photo, are both very inspiring :)
wt a scene .............
wow, this is a great shot and I am amazed that you went through that, I have to say that you put yourself out there for the art and the Shot. If no one else say it, let me be one who do..."well done".
What an incredible story and a gorgeous image that drops us into this mysterious void. Love it!
WOW! That is great - so full of atmosphere.
I'm SO very honored!!! Thank you so much! :)
Now thats dedication to your craft! This just looks amazing! i think this is one of my all time favorites! Seriously!
OK, I'm saying it openly, this was the best compliment anyone has ever made to me :))
(oh, and thank you Joel!... REALLY!)
thank you! It's that, exactly! :)
I'm glad you like it! Thanks! :)
thank you so much Barbara! :)
You definitely have your priorities in order! Moody, solemn and breathtaking image.
nice pic !!!!
You look like the female version of mewhen it comes to determination! And what a fantastic shot. Everything that makes a good B&W image is in it. The highlights are so accurate in every way, as are the tonal gradations and the composition. Surely one of your best!
thanks a lot!! Your latest work is really getting better and better! I'm sure it's just a question of time to get in control and manage to make the image look exactly how you imagined it to be. And you know, I'm still learning, will always be! :)
Haha! The way I'm going I'll be left without friends too. They even make it a condition sometimes, that I go out without my camera, otherwise I go alone :)) But I guess, whoever loves me, loves me for what I am, and I'm definitely that too. Thank you so much for your wonderful and funny words. Always a pleasure to read your thoughts on my photos. :)
Love that one
Great story too, sorry i read it after ;)
Actuallyit looks even better at night, in the dark, haha! That's why I prefer to work on my photos at night :) (and I'm not afraid of the ripper, I've got my lucky mouse pad to protect me :)))
What a womenI'm so impressed with your passion and endevour. I used to do the same thing to my friends too, not anymore - I just don't have friends!! just kidding. But boy was the result worth it, its truly amazing, the mood and misty water just so relaxing and surprisingly calm. Maybe we should be calling you Super Woman.
Haha not really captain hook, I was thinking about the ripper in last action hero lol but that's definitely the mood I get from this. I won't watch your photo alone at night in the dark lol
thank you for saying that word. It was exactly how I felt there ...despite the struggle with the elements :)
Yes, sometimes you just have to leave that cozy warm place and the wine and get out there to feel the real feelings :) Thank you, Armand!
thank you for your wonderful and so meaningful comment. It enriches my photo and makes me happy when people say such beautiful things after seeing one of my images :)
I'm so very glad you like it! Thank you! And yes, I'm very passionate in everything I do ....just the way I am :)
thanks a lot Tatiana! :)
haha! You always make me laugh!! You mean Captain Hook, right? :))) You know, the first comment I heard on this shot was: "Now I'm waiting for the monster of Loch Ness to get its head out of the waves", and it was exactly what I meant with this image. Now what you say pleases me even more. Thank you, mon cher! :)
! Thank you! You said that right. It's more about madness than anything else, if we were to believe the science, but that's fine, as long as it's making us feel good. And friends are there to understand (hopefully :)
thank you so much Jorunn! I'm very glad you like it! :)
The story is engaging ... I had read it yet, just now ...
Very impressive result of your perseverance !
great shot with a beautiful mood. love it
Seriously beautiful photo
madness, sorry I meant passion of course!! Great job!
oh my, what a story and what a shot Julia! That is so gloomy, I expect to see some half dead fisherman with a hook in his hands walking up those stairs lol
Jokes aside the mood is incredible and that light makes this so mysterious. Brilliant work my dear :)
- great story and wonderful shot.
A really passionate photographer :)
The title expresses well the image,
but also represents a litmus test of our concept of eternity '...
Thanks for sharing your vision of eternity
I try to remember that above the clouds the sun always shines ...eternally.
Ahhh... the things one has to do to get a good shot :-) It was definitely worth the effort though. Amazing how the long exposure turns a raging sea into a quiet and meditative image like this.
thanks a lot! Glad you enjoyed them! :)
Great story ,, and a truly wonderful photo ! Thank you.