This was another of the shots I took the other day and I wasn’t really sure how it would turn out – after all, a waste bin isn’t all that photogenic. But I think it’s reasonably ok, and captures something of what I was after.

One thing that did occur to me while working on this image (partially prompted by a comment on yesterday’s entry) is the line between what constitutes a relatively straight photograph and an obviousy post-processed one. Yesterday’s entry is clearly post-processed, but is this one?

All of my recent images started out as RAW images and thus require various adjustments – Levels, Curves. saturation and sharpness – but at what point does this become obvious post-processing? Clearly the image is post-processed, but this isn’t what people mean when they mention post-processing and digital imagery. For my own part, I guess I use what’s available to create the image that I envisage, or, more often than not, the image that emerges out of the process of working with the original.

capture date
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metering mode
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Canon G5
10.51am on 19/2/04
aperture priority
B+W UV 010
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