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Title • off the shoulder

As with my recent Photo Friday entry, I’m not really sure what to make of this shot. On the one hand, I really like the simplicity, warmth, and general composition, while on the other I think it’s ended up looking perhaps a shade too artificial; i.e. it looks a bit like a collage rather than a photograph. This is partially to do with the post-processing but I also think it’s a consequence of the contrast between the (overly?) smooth skin tones and the detail/texture of my wife’s top. I do quite like it though, not least because I do think there’s something quite beautiful about the curve of her shoulder ;-)

And the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that I’ve dropped a line of data from the shooting information – there didn’t seem to be too much point in constantly mentioning the UV filter I use for most of my shots, not least because it’s only there to protect the lens ;-)

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Canon G5
10.32am on 11/4/04
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