Photo Friday: Downtown / 7 November, 2003 [click for previous image: fireworks_1]
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Title • Photo Friday: Downtown

While this image looks like a montage it’s actually a straight shot (with some levels and curves adjustment in Photoshop and some sharpening). It’s a poster (with a ten inch wide etched aluminium frame) in our local bus station that I photographed this morning.

Our eight and nine year old daughters are home-educated and I’ve recently started teaching them some of the basics of photography. We’ve combined this with the Photo Friday weekly challenge – not least because it makes it much easier to decide what we’re going to go out and shoot.

So today we spent an hour wandering around the bus station, and the multi-storey carpark above it, taking various pictures. This one was taken towards the end of our visit and I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out, particularly in terms of the ways in which elements of the poster blend with the reflections from the bus station itself and various passers-by.

At some point in the not too distant future I’ll set up another blog so our daughters can enter the challenge too.

capture date
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
focal length
image quality
white balance
optical filter
Canon G5
2.11pm on 3/11/03
aperture priority
B+W UV 010
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