I know ... "other people's art", "can't see the merit", and so on ... but I like taking this sort of shot; i.e. taking a pre-existing image and isolating it from its original context or recontextualising it in some way. This one is on the entrance to Blackpool's Central pier, advertising some of the shows that have previously taken place.

Anyway, let me know what you think.

Oh, and I've had three emails today telling me that I should mention nominations are open for the 2006 bloggies, weblog awards. If you decide you'd like to nominate chromasia for the 'Best Photography of a Weblog' category (along with another two sites), all you need to do is put 'chromasia' in the nominee box and www.chromasia.com for the url. I've had some bad experiences with other blog awards, but I wouldn't mind being nominated for this one (as there aren't any prizes, it isn't at all political, and so on).

On another matter entirely – and if you're not an MT/programming geek and/or guru, please stop reading now or I'll bore you to death – does anyone know anything about perl programming and MT plugins? Basically, I use Textile 2 to format my entries, but it's interfering with scheduled posting: i.e., when scheduled posting is activated and 'run-periodic-tasks' executes (either manually, or via cron) the following error is generated:

"Undefined subroutine plugins::textile2::textile_2 at lib/MT.pm line 938"

The relevant line from MT.pm is:

"$str = $Text_filters{$filter}{on_format}->($str, @extra);"

The net result is that the entry gets published to the database, my category and date based archives get rebuilt, but the indexes don't; i.e. it gets part way through rebuilding the relevant pages then fails with the error about 'undefined subroutine plugins'. I've emailed the plugin's author, but haven't heard back from him (and the plugin hasn't been updated since 2004 so I'm not sure he still supports it). Anyway, if anyone can help out it would be much appreciated.

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camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
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RAW converter
cropped?
1.40pm on 4/1/06
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
40mm (64mm equiv.)
f/11.0
1/200
manual
-2/3 (-2/3 FEC)
evaluative
100
580EX
RAW
C1 Pro
no
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