White + Black

Light + Dark

Good + Evil

Never one without the other…

Long Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canada
March, 2008



beach, black, clouds, island, journey, paul, people, sea, sky, tupman, white


  • abefleur
    abefleurover 6 years ago

    This is really special Paul – beautifully suited to b&w – you get a great sense of natures power in both the clouds and the posture of the people, which looks as if they are battling against the elements. I also love the sense of scale and depth – human being absolutely dwarfed by the vastness of the world – brilliant!!!

  • Thanks Deb… battling against the elements, battling against everything in this image! That’s how I feel sometimes, but some things are worth fighting for!

    – Paul Tupman

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauover 6 years ago

    BRILLIANT!!!! Love it!

  • Thank you Jean, I really appreciate that.. :-)

    – Paul Tupman

  • GFinch
    GFinchover 6 years ago

    Amazing, it looks fantastic in black and white! I love it!

  • Thank you GFinch… :-)

    – Paul Tupman

  • lex7
    lex7over 6 years ago

    I love your description, we can not know one without the other, therefore opposites are essential. Love the brillinace of the white on the left half of the frame… fading into something darker. The whole piece gives a feeling of a journey being taken… Excellent job Paul… I think I could use a whole wall in my home to display your work in.

  • Thanks Lexie.. I think that you got this image spot on with your comment about the journey from one extreme to another… I had titles rolling round my head about succumbing to the dark side but didn’t like the Star Wars reference.. lol! Anyway, you’ll have to get a big wall if I keep producing large scale work like this! Thanks again.. :-)

    – Paul Tupman

  • David Harris
    David Harrisover 6 years ago

    Striking image Paul! Nice capture!

  • Thanks again David.. :-)

    – Paul Tupman

  • Atreju Hood
    Atreju Hoodover 6 years ago

    I really like this. It almost seems as though a bomb went off.

  • Thanks Atreju.. definately an explosion of light!

    – Paul Tupman

  • lex7
    lex7over 6 years ago

    I have a huge wall actually… Vaulted ceiling, two stories.

  • Ian  James
    Ian Jamesover 6 years ago

    Another brilliant image Paul I really love the intensity of the light exploding into the scene. I like the tiny speck of the people in the distance. Spot on.

  • Thanks Ian.. it was a case of how far do I dare blow out that sky! Glad that you spotted the people way off in the distance! This actually reminds of the beach shot that you did like this…

    – Paul Tupman

  • Naomi Frost
    Naomi Frostover 6 years ago

    OMG..this is fantastic. It’s one of those images that you can stare at for ages and you can interpret it in so many different ways. Your description is just perfect. As others have said…BRILLIANT!

  • Thank you so much Naomi.. that’s just the kind of reaction I wanted and for people to interpret it however they wanted.. I was so pleased with the way it turned out as it developed and had many ideas running through my mind!

    – Paul Tupman

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 6 years ago

    What a fabulous piece, Paul! Love what you’ve done here, the light to dark works so well, the small to large human element….it’s all just perfect!

  • Thank you so much Mel.. I’m so glad that people are getting this one and liking it too.. :-)

    – Paul Tupman

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