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Orange Wednesday



Many, many thanks for all the encouraging and positive comments I've received for my last few posts and my sincere apologies not replying. Each and every one is very much appreciated. I'm away as my Mum is really unwell and in need and I cannot log on.

Re. Barra: A little series of images #13, I am upset that Mal should even think let alone suggest I am a ripper. I am an honest and ethical person and would never rip off anyone's work and parade it as my own. I took this shot from the back of the ferry boat as we were departing from Barra. We had had a lovely holiday and we were sad to leave and that is all there is to it, wonky horizon and all.

The trouble we can get into over words. The above is my mis-understanding arising from the use of a word. I now know that 'Ripper' is "(Slang). One that is an excellent example of its kind," and originates from Australia, as well as meaning someone who rips off other people's work or someone who copies music files from CDs to a hard drive, or even " One who commits murder with a knife or similar sharp object"!
Coming from Mal, I should have realised he could only have been paying me a compliment. I am too sensitive for my own good!

comments (28)

  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2008, 00:14
A stunning shot, Jose. I love the composition - the way the black band is slightly on the diagonal and the capture of the runner mid-stride. Great stuff. No problem about replying - family always comes first. My best wishes.
Ingrid
pixelpixie: Thank-you very much Ingrid. As the sun sank even lower, the sky burned deep, deep red and you would have loved it!

Just on the ripper comment if you read it, I've added a footnote to this post which Mal deserves and hopefully, it put matters right.
Heavens: this is an absolutely wonderful image Jose: congratulations!
pixelpixie: Thank-you very much Chris, I'm delighted you like this!

Just on the ripper comment, I've added a footnote to this post which Mal deseves to hopefully put matters right.
  • mal
  • 22 Feb 2008, 01:09
the expression is in full, "what a ripper" (taught to me by Nev, a comon Aussie term apparently) meaning fantastic!... Not a "rip off", my reference to Campbells work is that he is famous for cloud hidden sunset rays setting over his sea scapes. I shall choose my words more carefully in future or more safely not at all.

This is a gorgeous image, he says in the most careful way that his poor English allows. mal
pixelpixie: Mal, Mal, Mal, the trouble we get into over words! I'm returned now from being with my Mum and have spent this morning adding a footnote to this post for all who may visit and replied to all who have commented so that hopefully everyone sees the confusion and misunderstanding that has come about from the use of this term

Lol, there is nothing wrong with your English, rather, I have no appreciation of Australian and when an Englishman/Scotsman uses Australian slang as English idiom, I am bound to trip up as I just did.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 22 Feb 2008, 07:31
Jose, I am just amazed by this great color and composition, a stunner to me, I am sorry to hear your mom is not okay, family comes first, my best wishes.
Being Dutch born, my first thougth of 'RIPPER' is also ...stealing... these things we do not learn in school, it is so hard to know the difference in the meanings, I have to write them down not to get confused, I am glad Mal made it clear, and I never think he meant bad, he has always a kind word for everybody, but language-differences CAN be dangerous, I know.......
pixelpixie: Thanks for your kind wishes Astrid and thank-you for the lovely compliment too. the colour is just as it was that evening and it was so still and warm even though it was February.

My Mum never ceases to amaze me. She's quite a star, she sets the record for the longest lasting liver transplant at the specialist hospital in Birmingham. 19 years come July this year. Back in those early days, no one would predict longer than 10 years! Not only that, she underwent a double heart by-pass operation some years ago. She has a will of iron and it is this more than anything that pulls her through the worst of times.

I've added a footnote to my concern over the term "Ripper" on this post. If it hadn't been followed directly with another photographer's name, I might not have jumped to this assumption. It just goes to show one of the pitfalls of global shop windows and even within the western culture, we still trip up over our own feet! Anyway, I hope the footnote which Mal deserves goes some way to putting things right.
OOOOOOOOOH I just love this.
pixelpixie: OOOOOOOOOOOh thank-you!

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
  • Mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 22 Feb 2008, 08:48
This is Poster material. very very good work
pixelpixie: Cheers Micky, thanks a lot.

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
Cracker Jose. I thought it was a pano at first.

As 4 Mals comment, I am with you on this one, I don't buy his excuse, one could hardly call it an apology I am afraid.
pixelpixie: Cleveley's beach too! Pleased you like it, I could have hugged that runner for coming into view when he did!

I've added a footnote to my concern over the term "Ripper" on that post. If it hadn't been followed directly with another photographer's name, I might have jumped to another conclusion. It just goes to show one of the pitfalls of global shop windows and even within the western culture, we still trip up over our own feet!
Wow! I love this one. Excellent job
pixelpixie: Thank-you Richard. The colour orange is just as it was before my eyes. An amazing evening.

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
Stunning shot, perfect placement of the runner. Good use of the rule of thirds
pixelpixie: Thank-you very much Nathan. I often go against rule of thirds but I have to agree with you here! Lol, I could have hugged that runner for making my image!

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
  • chad
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2008, 11:58
With this colour it just looks so warm. Good the way the head of the jogger is just above the horizon, Jose.
pixelpixie: Thanks chad, I hit lucky here and I agree, if the head of the jogger had been level with the horizon I'd have been really cross with myself!

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
  • martie
  • US
  • 22 Feb 2008, 12:00
FANTASTIC. This is a great shot!
pixelpixie: Thank-you very much Martie and thanks for visiting my blog.

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
Terrific Jose. The future's orange.
I think you may have a second image by cropping out all but a slither of the beach and making it into a panorama ... just a thought. richard
pixelpixie: Ha ha yes, I considered adding that too! Thanks for the compliment and I shall try the crop.

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
Most unusual composition Jose but a joy to look at. I go with Richard (above), crop the top into a panorama and see what that looks like.
pixelpixie: Thanks Brian. I shall try the crop.

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2008, 17:02
Just amazing Josesmile
pixelpixie: Thanks Tracy smile

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight UK
  • 22 Feb 2008, 17:34
Glorious smile
pixelpixie: Thank-you very much Chris. It was the other Sunday really but I couldn't resist the title!

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
  • Ellie
  • at home
  • 22 Feb 2008, 23:03
Woo, what a capture!

What's in the foreground to have no ripples?
pixelpixie: Thanks Ellie. It's a pool of water left when the tide went out. There was no wind that evening to disturb it.

If you read my comments on this post, I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-the-River-Trent-if-you-can-find-it....
  • 23 Feb 2008, 06:58
Lovely shot, really like the colour achieved here!

And what a great shame Mal's previous Mal's comment was read as a criticism - I read it as he meant it, "ripper" is a very well known Aussie saying for excellent, brill, great, stunning, etc, etc! Or maybe just well known if brought up in the good old days of Neighbours, Home & Away, Doctors, and so on....??

Keep up the good work on SC.
pixelpixie: Yes, it is a great shame. I've never been to Australia nor have I ever watched Neighbours (although I do know they're just moved to Five from all the adverts in between NCIS and CSI) etc. I should have googled the word instead of jumping to an obviously wrong assumption. I've added a footnote to this post in the hope it will explain things.

Thanks for your comment. The colour of the sky is just as it was that evening. I've just sharpened it a little and made a slight levels adjustment.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2008, 06:17
WOW - beautiful silhouette, perfect exposure, just overall a stunning shot.
pixelpixie: Thanks very much Jewlya. If you read the blog to this image, I've added a note to explain things.
Excellent composition, colour and titlewink
pixelpixie: Thank-you very much Nigel. Did you go to Focus on Imaging? Did you spend any pennies wink? I sat through a tutorial on Aperture and decided to take the plunge with their latest version.

If you read my comments on this post, I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
Great image- proof yet again you could be a great commercial success as this is so multi-usable!
I do hope your mum is OK- she looked a special one in your earlier double portrait and I know she is very special to you. My thoughts are with you.
pixelpixie: Thanks David. Just catching up with things.

My Mum is an amazing lady. She's quite a star at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Birmingham. She sets the record for the longest lasting liver transplant there - over 18 years. Back in those days, no one could predict longer than 10 years! Not only that, she underwent a double heart by-pass operation several years ago. I do worry about her all the time. She has a will of iron and it is that more than anything that pulls her through the worst of times.

If you read my comment on this post re. "ripper", I've added a footnote which Mal deserves to put the matter right.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2008, 17:56
I think of "Chariots of Fire," Jose-Ann, when I stare at this. WOW. It's magnificent.

Having lost my MIL yesterday, I know all the concerns you face over your own mum. My deepest and dearest thoughts are with you these days. The Universe knows how to orchestrate every little detail. I'm convinced of it.
pixelpixie: Thanks Ginnie, I really appreciate your kind words especially when you have much to think about at this time. My thoughts are with you and Donica too.
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 27 Feb 2008, 16:38
frickin' incredible...
pixelpixie: Love the comment smile
  • Penny
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Feb 2008, 00:22
Hi Jose - I'm still not on broadband so it's not often I have time to visit other blogs and wait for the image to download, but my goodness I'm glad something made me look up my pixelpixie buddy tonight. What a stunning image. Once I get my new computer up and running properly I'll come back and see it again on a proper screen. At the moment I can't even see the full image all at once, which is frustrating when it's such a gorgeous shot.
All the best to you and your family and hope everything unfolds in the best way. Your mum sounds amazing.
pixelpixie: I can't begin to imagine how frustrated you must be! Hope broadband arrives very soon. Thank-you so much for the lovely comment and my Mum, well I don't know how she gets through sometimes but she does all by herself. Carries me along too when things get tough for me and that I find very humbling.
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 28 Feb 2008, 21:51
one small word....WOW,smilesmile
pixelpixie: Thank-you very, very much Tim!
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 3 Mar 2008, 18:10
Fabulous! What a great title as well (you don't work for Orange do you?. I wasn't sure about the bottom orange band at first.. I'm assuming its a reflection in some water?
This is a wonderful shot : Certainly a likey !!
  • Mike
  • 17 May 2008, 13:22
Very nice! Great colours! Evocative!
pixelpixie: Thanks very much Mike. This shade of orange was just as it was, no tweaking!
hi have never seen so many comments on one photo, sheeegs.
What is your secret besides the picture???????????
pixelpixie: Hi, thank-you! I don't have any secrets! The thing about Shutterchance is that it is such a great community and that's the reason I have my photoblog here rather than elsewhere.

Lol, this number of comments is modest compared to Mal -
http://mal.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Visigoth_landing/
He's a very talented guy.

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