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Update: At PhilB's suggestion, I've entered this one in this week's Photo Friday challenge, Depth of Field.

John and I went for a stroll round some of Blackpool's back streets this lunchtime and I came back with about 100 shots, but the only one I'm happy with is this one. There are probably a few more I'll be able to work on (or, more accurately, will have to work on), but this is the only one that really worked out as I intended. I guess that some days are just not photography days.

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11.54am on 18/12/05
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comment by ps at 10:37 PM (GMT) on 18 December, 2005

yes i know that pain :| so many occasion, so many great moment and only few shots that you are really happy off.

comment by Paul Woolrich at 10:41 PM (GMT) on 18 December, 2005

Dave, I like what you have done with the selective DOF.

comment by PhilB at 10:54 PM (GMT) on 18 December, 2005

Like the DOF in this shot - something for Photo Friday maybe? ;-)

By the way - capture time says 11:54pm, I assume this should be am?

comment by djn1 at 11:28 PM (GMT) on 18 December, 2005

Phil: thanks for spotting the typo, and thanks for the Photo Friday suggestion.

comment by Mark at 11:29 PM (GMT) on 18 December, 2005

I love the fact you've not cropped it, yet another lesson to me - thanks Dave.

comment by nuno f at 11:52 PM (GMT) on 18 December, 2005

Every photographer have that photographic crisis. I took about 126 photos of a dam in Portugal and only 6 photos were good to work on. You can imagine my frustation when I arrived home and look to the shots. But this photo is amazing and a good choice for the PhotoFriday challenge, Depth of Field.

comment by Ash at 12:11 AM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

Congrats on the Time Magazine Top 50 Websites!

Cool image too!

comment by Richard Hollingworth at 12:30 AM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

I am not sure about how this photo sits with me. Knowing it was shot in Blackpool reminds me about the Mouse Trap and fairground rides in general. The Fair community would be a whole project in and of itself. However not knowing this??????? but thats the beauty of Photos, they bring different meaning to so many.

comment by TMCdaily at 12:31 AM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

Your RSS feed is on my Google start page cuz I always know you'll give me something breathtaking to look at. This submission is definitely going to beat my own Photo Friday entry; it's beautiful. The color is not at all what one would expect from a picture of a lightbulb. I also love your use of line here as well as the d.o.f.

comment by Joe Lencioni at 01:25 AM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

nice reddish tint, especially in the lightbulb

comment by Jeremy at 01:59 AM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

Lovely colours.

comment by Noushin at 02:53 AM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

I like the colors and the look of aged wood.

comment by Rob at 04:35 AM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

Like it. The DOF is terrific.

comment by stephanie at 11:03 AM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

I love the color in this! Great shot! Congrats on being one of TIME's blogs of the year!!

comment by dan culberson at 01:04 PM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

If I could get one shot that was Chromasia.com worth for every 100 I'd be light years ahead of where I am now photographically speaking. :)

This shot is vivid and I love the DOF and colors.


comment by Dan at 03:34 PM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

Great composition, that 50mm does a nice job with DoF blur, rich colours aswell. Nicely done.

comment by Patrick at 07:00 PM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

Nice DOF - but i think i need a few more highlights...

comment by djn1 at 08:22 PM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

Thanks everyone.

comment by RustyJ at 09:07 PM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

I really like this picture. From the peeling paint to the staples holding the wires, to the over painting on the wire and staple. I love it. I agree with Joe that the tint (for me it's more a dusty rose colour) in the light bulb is great too. This makes me think of the long exposure photo you took at the pier. Could this lightbulb be the light in the distance?? ;-)

I like these seedy Blackpool shots!


comment by Kristyn at 10:45 PM (GMT) on 19 December, 2005

Yes, nice DOF indeed, and I love the subject and the hues. Who knew a light bulb could be so beautiful.

comment by Simon C at 09:15 AM (GMT) on 20 December, 2005

I like this one a lot. Great tone and use of DOF. The echoing of the near bulb with the background bulb gives the composition depth. Only minor niggle is that the angle seems a little steep. Perhaps even better if rotated just a little clockwise?

comment by Jessyel Ty Gonzalez at 05:45 PM (GMT) on 20 December, 2005

Wow... 100 shots and you only liked one of them? A 1% photoblog/shooting ratio? Ouch, David. Ouch.