I suspect that this may well be the last image from the photographs that I took last week in Nottingham as the rest, as best I can tell, aren’t likely to produce anything that I’d be happy to include. That said, I’ve often thought that I’ve exhausted the possibilities that a particular set of photographs provide, only to revisit them some time later and think of a new angle to take … so we’ll see.

As for this image, there are two things that I like about it. The first is that it’s an image that I wouldn’t normally have thought to take; i.e. a remote control isn’t (at first glance) an inherently interesting object/subject. But I suppose that one of the things I've been doing recently is using the camera to look at the world in a way that I wouldn’t normally, and that includes focussing on the mundane and the everyday. The second thing I like is the contrast between the remote and the diffuse ‘glow’ of the sofa in the background: for me it’s resulted in what I see as a warm and somehow comforting image. That said, that may say more about my mood at the time rather than anything about the image itself: I was visiting a friend, I was relaxed, and I was comfortable. So perhaps I’m overlaying the image with my memories of its creation rather than interpreting the image itself.

No matter, I like it either way.

capture date
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
focal length
image quality
white balance
optical filter
Canon G5
5.41pm on 5/12/03
aperture priority
B+W UV 010
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