I haven't entered any of the recent Photo Friday challenges but thought I'd have a go with this one, the theme for which is Plastic. Technically this shot was relatively straightforward but was a bit of a problem to light. In the end I went for bouncing a low-watt desk lamp off the ceiling and a long exposure. There are still a few reflections that I would preferred weren't there, but I'm quite pleased with the overall result.

And for those of you who are too young to remember Bill and Ben, the characters depicted on this toy, it was a TV series in the UK that ran between 1952 and 1970 but recently made a small comeback (but now seems to have dissapeared again). Did it ever make it to the US or elsewhere?

Oh, and you must view this one with the black theme.

As for the shot I mentioned yesterday, the advert for the soft-porn, I decided not to use it as a main entry as it may well offend some visitors. If I thought it was a great shot, or significant for some other reason, I might well have put it up but as I mentioned, what was interesting for me was the way I approached the shot; i.e. I didn't consider the content until afterwards, treating it instead as nothing more than a photographic subject.

Anyway, after all the hype yesterday I don't imagine that anyone will be too impressed with it, either as a photograph or a shocking image, but if you do want to see it I've put it here:

.../archives/wap_enabled.php

Let me know what you think.

Oh, and brownie points to the first person to correctly identify the mystery Star Wars character that seems to be lurking in the shot ;-)

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9.35pm on 13/4/05
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
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C1 Pro
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