A friend came over this afternoon and we spent an hour wandering along the sea-front in the last of the afternoon's sun, on what turned out to be one of the most glorious days we've had in weeks. And I thought, of the 80 or 90 shots that I took, that around ten or so would probably be quite good.

But I was wrong.

For some reason there's something not quite right about most of them – either the light was too harsh, the composition was off, and so on. No matter, it was a pleasant and enjoyable walk.

As for this shot: I'm not sure it's the best of the ones I took but, for some reason, it quite appeals to me.

Oh, and if you've had trouble accessing chromasia during the last few hours it seems that there have been some server problems – I've had all sorts of problems uploading this entry. The static pages seem to load ok, but anything requiring cgi seems totally stuffed; i.e. posting an entry, opening the comments, and so on. When I did manage to get through to my control panel it's indicating that apache, cppop, cpsrvd, and ftpd have all failed, and the server load is running at around 20 – not good :-/

capture date
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
3.23pm on 2/12/04
Canon 20D
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
87mm (139mm equiv.)
f/4.0
1/160
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
DPP
no
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