I really have no idea whether this shot is any good as it took so much effort to get that I’ve lost any ability to judge its worth. It’s taken at one of the coffee shops where I work and it took four separate visits to get this one. The first one just didn’t work (the angles and composition were all wrong), I forget what went wrong with the images from the second attempt, and the third trip resulted in an image that looked ok as a thumbnail but didn’t work as a larger image – the top edge of the left blade of the tongs blended with the blown out highlights of the row of coffee cups in the background.
So, out of about twenty shots, this is the only one that’s half decent. The other reason that I’m not sure how good it is, is that it contains many of my favourite photographic elements; it’s quasi-abstract, there are multiple reflective surfaces, it has a shallow depth of field, and the colours are bright and punchy – all of which mean that I’m likely to like this even if it is fairly crap ;-)
My main reason for including it though is that I’ve realised that I’ve been posting rather sombre images of late (and have a few more in reserve) – so thought this would be a bit of a change.
11.07am on 25/2/04
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