"Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed" – Garry Winogrand

The above is one of my favourite photographic quotes, and one that tacitly informs a lot of my photography (e.g. my beachcombing images). It's also a very liberating motto to carry around in your head; i.e. anything and everything can form the subject of a photograph – it's the end result that counts, not the subject matter.

And if you're interested, the original is here:

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As you can see, my aim with this one was to bring out the detail. There were a variety of ways in which this could be done (including creating a psuedo-HDR image, as described in this tutorial), but in this instance I used a plugin called Topaz Adjust to enhance the local contrast.

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camera
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
focal length
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
7.44pm on 29/3/09
Canon G9
f/5.6
1/30
aperture priority
+1/3
pattern
80
7.4mm
no
RAW
ACR
minor
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