I've lost count of the number of times I've said "here's my last picture from China", but this time I mean it, honest. Unless of course I don't manage to come up with anything tomorrow ;-)

Anyway, I haven't put this one up previously as I've tried to process it at least three of four times, and haven't been happy with the results. And I'm not entirely thrilled with this version, but it's a lot closer to how I envisioned the shot than my previous attempts. The problem was basically to do with the extremes of exposure in the shot, and i) not wanting to blow out the highlights or lose the shadow detail, while ii) retaining a shot with a bit of punch. It would have been relatively easy to produce a 'flat' version, but that wasn't what I was after. Anyway, I've had enough of trying to sort this one out so will let you tell me what you think.

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camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
11.31pm on 24/10/05
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
26mm (42mm equiv.)
f/5.6
1/200
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
C1 Pro
no
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