I was chatting with Neil Baylis today (of the marvellous pixpopuli.com), and he asked me if I thought that maybe I'd been working within a "comfort zone" over the last week or two; i.e. not pushing myself to take new stuff or challenging myself to develop my photography. And I have to admit that I said yes. So, on that note, I'm taking the weekend off to think about where I and chromasia should go next – what sort of shots to take, how often to post, and so on. All being well I'll be back on Monday with something a little different :-)

As for this shot: it's another of my 'Blackpool in the Water' shots, that at some point I'll work up into a proper series.

Update (12/9/04): Hmmm. Yesterday, while taking our youngest for a walk, I dropped my camera. It only fell a couple of feet, and at first glance it looked ok – I have a quick release plate on the bottom of the camera which it landed on, which was only slightly scratched – but then it bleeped, and turned itself off. It landed on concrete and the shock of the fall wrecked the internal lens mechanism. Which would be ok if the G5 were an SLR, I'd simply replace the lens; but it isn't, so it's gone off for repair ... and probably won't be back for a month. So, as far as chromasia goes, I could shut up shop for a month, revert to using my old FujiFilm FinePix 40i (which seems like a bit of a retrograde step), or buy a new camera. I am thinking about getting one of the new 20D's when they come out, but they won't be available in the UK until the end of this month. Anyway, the short version of the above is that there probably won't be anything to put up on Monday until I decide what to do next.

camera
capture date
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
focal length
flash
image quality
white balance
cropped?
Canon G5
6.09pm on 8/9/04
f4.0
1/800
program AE
+0.0
evaluative
50
28.8mm
no
RAW
auto
minor
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