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Title • blue on grey

This is yet another image from our trip to the bus station for the recent Photo Friday challenge (see my previous two entries). This one, unlike the previous two, has been manipulated a little more thoroughly: the background was too sharply focussed so has been blurred slightly, and most of the picture (exluding the blue ‘triangle’ in the bottom right) has been colourised and desaturated. It’s also been cropped quite tightly from the original which was shot in landscape format, not least because all the images that preceed this one are either square or portrait format. I thought it was time for a change but the original image was far too cluttered and unbalanced.

I’m reasonably pleased with the result though would have preferred to have de-emphasised the background a little more thoroughly – particularly in the bottom right of the image – but every attempt to do this ended up looking obviously (and not very skillfully) manipulated, so I decided to stop before I ruined it entirely.

capture date
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
focal length
image quality
white balance
optical filter
Canon G5
2.02pm on 7/11/03
aperture priority
B+W UV 010
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