It seems that no matter where you go the ‘speak here’ grill is a commonplace feature of many work environments. And while there’s an obvious logic for them in places like banks – where security is clearly an issue – there are many buildings where there presence says more about corporate culture than it does anything else. This one, for example, is embedded in the front window of our new departmental office – a place where students hand in their essays and ask questions such as “can you tell me where the Abnormal Psychology lecture is?”. And in the eight and a half years that I’ve been there I can’t remember a single hold up: “put all your unmarked stationary into this briefcase – now!”. It just doesn’t happen. So I don’t really know why it’s there.

That said, I think this is definitely one of the images I’ve taken recently that I’m most pleased with. Yesterday’s weighing-scale effort was a bit bland, my polygraph pictures were ok, but this one seems about as good as my vision will allow. I do have a thing for high contrast images, though there aren’t many on this site. But that’s more a consequence of not getting them quite right – normally. This time I’m pleased with the result.

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Canon G5
9.10am on 17/2/04
f3.5
1/50
program AE
+0.0
evaluative
50
10.2mm
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B+W UV 010
 
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