I've submitted this shot to week's Photo Friday theme – Fashion – on the basis that fashion need not mean 'fashionable' (I often have no real idea as to what's 'in' and what's 'out'). And I suppose it needn't mean anything to do with clothes either, but this was one of the shots I took while I was away and was going to put it up over the next few days anyway.

It was taken outside a café at Hampton Court and is one of a pair of shots of a woman sat at the next table. And just for once I think the G5 was probably a better bet than a DSLR in that it's remarkably easy to take casual/candid shots when you can preview them through the display while the camera sits unobtrusively on your knee. I suspect that any attempt at candid portraiture at a range of three feet would be out of the question if you needed to look through the viewfinder ;-)

As for this shot: I was fascinated by three things about this scene: the woman's hands (which I think are quite beautifully elegant), the interplay of the cream and pale blue of her jeans, and the contrast between her clothing and the cane-backed chair she was sitting on. I didn't manage a shot combining all three elements (tomorrow's is of the latter two) but I think that both are quite effective.

And finally, many of you will know that I often email a reply to the comments that you leave on chromasia. I suspect that I'm unlikely to have the time to reply to the ones that were left while I was away and won't have too much time this week either, so don't worry if I don't get back to you any time soon.

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capture date
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Canon G5
3.09pm on 18/6/04
f3.0
1/80
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+0.0
spot
50
28.8mm
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auto
no
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