I spent about an hour trying to process a colour version of this shot, but there's something about the quality of light at this time of year that's very difficult to capture – almost as though it was warm and cold at the same time. Anyway, in the end I gave up trying and switched to monochrome as I really couldn't come up with a colour version I was happy with. Also, I think this shot might have been better if I'd used a slightly smaller aperture as more of the shell would have been in focus. That said, one of the things I really like about this one is the shallow depth of field – almost as though the shell has left a trail in the sand. Ho hum, decisions, decisions ;-) Anyway, I'm reasonably pleased with it, but as always, do let me know what you think.

captured
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
3.06pm on 1/1/06
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
40mm (64mm equiv.)
f/5.6
1/500
aperture priority
-1/3
evaluative
100
no
RAW
C1 Pro
no
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