how I use categories on chromasia

All the entries on chromasia are placed into one of seven primary categories: six to reflect the aspect ratio of the image, and the seventh to indicate that an image isn’t available as a print. Additionally, each photograph may be assigned to one of more additional categories or subcategories, e.g. my travel category, children category, and so on.

about the ‘1x1’ category

All images in this category have an aspect ratio of 1x1; i.e. square.

While pretty much everyone enjoyed the Blackpool Pride Festival there were a handful of slightly less cheerful folk.

I really should explain this one, but I thought it might be more interesting if I didn't.

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1.00pm on 16/3/15
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Many thanks to Saadia for suggesting I process this one, as despite appearances to the contrary this one turned out quite well.

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Moral of the story: don't fall asleep around other photographers :-)

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3.47pm on 17/3/15
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25 March, 2015 // GPP 2015 #6comments & reactions

A shot of my good friend Craig Marshall, taken during my Shoot the Street workshop at this year's GPP event.

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2.35pm on 8/3/15
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A slightly silly shot today (of Isaa), but one that captures the flavour of our recent trip round Masirah Island in Oman.

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23 December, 2014 // Merry Christmas 2014comments & reactions

I'm not sure why, but this feels like a good image for the time of year, so here's wishing you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

Here's another (pseudo) 'little planet' from Dubai, shot from the rooftop bar of the Four Points by Sheraton on Sheik Zayed Road.

If you'll pardon the pun, here's a slightly different spin on the 'little planet' idea: one constructed from a mirrored copy of an image shot in the Business Bay area of Dubai.

Little Planets are normally constructed from 360 degree panoramas but I thought I'd have a go at producing some from single images. This is the first, produced from a shot taken from the Park Regis hotel in Dubai.

As always, let me know what you think.

27 November, 2014 // HK #3comments & reactions

I'd be hard-pressed to tell you why, but this is one of my favourite shots from my recent trip to Hong Kong.

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3.13pm on 17/11/14
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29 April, 2014 // feel the bluecomments & reactions

The result of a) finding my Ricoh GRD III at the bottom of my camera bag, and b) having nothing better to do :)

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2.44pm on 29/4/2014
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Another Venice shot today, taken last February as we cruised around the canals in a gondola.

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2.08pm on 8/2/13
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3 January, 2014 // untitled #166comments & reactions

A couple of Bedouin kids that Issa and I photographed during our trip to Oman. I guess that the two fingered gesture has a slightly different meaning there :)

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8.59am on 22/11/13
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4 December, 2013 // against the lightcomments & reactions

I'm a big fan of high contrast images, but I don't think I've posted one quite this stark before.

Let me know if you think it works.

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7.50am on 22/11/13
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It's very rare that I blog two images in a day, but I thought this one was worth posting too.

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3.29pm on 31/10/13
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This is a follow-up to a shot I posted earlier this year, that I didn't post at the time as I didn't think it was sufficiently different. Having worked on it again though I now prefer it to the first one so thought I'd post it too.

As always, let me know what you think.

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3.33pm on 23/4/12
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23 October, 2013 // name that tripodcomments & reactions

A fun shot today, taken during my trip to Dubai back in March for the Gulf Photo Plus training event. Can you name that tripod? :-)

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The first of two related shots from the weekend. Of the two I definitely prefer the one I'll be posting tomorrow, but this one does a better job of explaining the context.

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19 September, 2013 // Milan Wedding #4comments & reactions

One of the things I like most about shooting a wedding is the variability - still-lifes, frenetic action shots, portraits, and a whole range of other stuff - but one of my favourite bits is the calm before the storm of the bride getting ready for the remainder of day. It's peaceful, generally quite relaxed, and a gentle way to start the day.

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