Every now and then we have the "other people's art" discussion, where I post a photograph of a picture or drawing (and so on), and someone says something like "this has no value because it's simply a photograph of someone else's art". So, by way of explanation, I thought I'd post another, unprocessed shot of this scene to show you a) why I think this form of photography is valid, and b) what I was trying to achieve in the way that I photographed it:

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You may disagree, but I do think that this sort of re-interpretation is worthwhile, and as always I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

And if you're interested, this can be found on Blackpool's Central Pier, and the original is probably about six feet wide.

Oh, and I should also mention that this was taken as I wandered around Blackpool with Jem (www.shutterjunkie.co.uk) who, after many months of not posting anything at all, has finally got around to updating her blog. I have some more shots from our trip that I'll be posting over the next few days.

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camera
lens
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
1.29pm on 18/9/07
Canon 5D
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
f/2.2
1/2000
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
C1 Pro
some transformation
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