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Here's another shot from my favourite reflective surface.

On another matter: though chromasia's server seems to be behaving reasonably well at the moment I will be changing hosting companies by early January at the very latest. I'm currently testing the new installation of chromasia and will switch things over as soon as I'm happy that the new site is working properly.

Oh, and yesterday's shot wasn't a reflection, it was two masks, side by side, the leftmost one of which was darkened during post-processing.

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12.55pm on 16/12/05
Canon 20D
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
126mm (202mm equiv.)
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C1 Pro
3x2 + reflections [glass] + people
comment by Sharla at 07:33 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

You walked into the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself gavotte ...

You're so vain
I'll bet you think this photo is about you
Don't you? Don't you?

comment by Pete W at 08:20 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

I like your use of reflections. Is this the same window as the picture from the 16th? Nice B&W conversion as well

comment by djn1 at 08:30 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

Sharla: :-)

Pete: yep, and the 25th of November, and a few others.

comment by RustyJ at 08:33 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

I like these reflectives too. First thought, they are both watching you, watching them. Second thought neither one of those ladies are watching where they are walking. Perhaps they are watching eachother!?

What is the surface again? A building?

Thanks again.

comment by djn1 at 10:26 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

RustyJ: it's some sort of reflective material stuck onto a shop window.

comment by goon at 10:28 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

RustyJ: you're forgetting the now-famous third man, holding the shoping cart in the background of the reflection...

has the whole background been over-blurred at post-proc?

comment by djn1 at 11:11 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

goon: no, no blurring. This is pretty much a straight shot.

comment by Mike at 11:13 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

I love these window shots, David. Beautiful.

comment by milou at 11:13 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

I see you baby, shaking that...

Nice work - a big fan of reflectives too.

comment by Kristyn at 11:43 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

Fantastic capture and choice of tones, feels like an old movie.

comment by kim at 11:52 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2005

I think this just might be my favourite reflective surface too, lovely.
Is she looking at you or checking herself out?

comment by neutral at 01:39 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

reflective surface? explain..

comment by djn1 at 01:46 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

neutral: it's like the opposite of throwing custard at a tennis racket ;-)

comment by djn1 at 01:47 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

kim: I don't think they knew I was there.

comment by Smallest Photo at 04:12 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

The mirror-like surface is a fantastic 'tool' to be sure but it's the composition of this shot that really works.

comment by Ciaron at 05:17 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

I just found your blog a few days ago, through I AM PAPERBAG. Your photos are breathtaking.

I would love to put a link to you from my blog, would you mind?


comment by djn1 at 09:31 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

Ciaron: no, I don't mind in the least. Thanks :-)

comment by regularjoe at 01:30 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

From the look of the subjects, it seems other people like the merits of this reflective surface too. Nice shot...

comment by Keith at 02:45 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

I llike the indifference of the very smart lady in the wheel chair compared to the others who seem to be checking out their reflection.

comment by Simon at 03:30 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

I've been visiting every day over the last year, but first comment. Just wanted to say thanks for all the enjoyment and inspiration you have given me. The standard of thought and execution is extremley impressive. Hope you and the family Have a Great Xmas.

comment by RustyJ at 05:19 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

goon: Are you sure it's the Third Man? I thought it might be mother and child on the shopping cart!

Do you see what I seeeee....?

comment by pierre at 08:56 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2005

well done, I like the tones too.