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I went out for a while this morning, despite the crap weather, as I've totally run out of stuff to put up. And I did come back with a few shots, but will probably only post a couple of them. This one, you'll be relieved to hear, is my least favourite of the two ;-)

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comment by mark at 10:40 PM (GMT) on 26 March, 2006

Is this classed as photographing someone else's art? ;-)

I'll look forward to seeing the next one ;-)

comment by Jonathan at 10:42 PM (GMT) on 26 March, 2006

I really like how you've taken a picture of an ordinary piece of tarmac, and brought it alive by photoshopping a picture of a bee onto it ;-)

comment by djn1 at 10:42 PM (GMT) on 26 March, 2006

No, it's a real bumble bee ;-)

comment by nuno f at 10:44 PM (GMT) on 26 March, 2006

To tell you the truth, it's not so appealing as the majority of your work, but still it's very colorful and a typical Chromasia shot. Now, I'm curious to see tomorrow's photo. :-)

comment by djn1 at 10:48 PM (GMT) on 26 March, 2006

nuno: no, it's not stunning, but if I'd put the other one up today I would have had nothing for tomorrow. Besides, as you mention, it is a fairly typical shot so I thought I'd put it up.

comment by ps at 10:55 PM (GMT) on 26 March, 2006

bee :)

comment by Jem at 10:56 PM (GMT) on 26 March, 2006

hehe freaky - i'm watching lost in translation at the moment, and was singing a tune from it in my head, and just as I clicked on your link I was to the sentance "with your honey dripping... bee-hind" :P

Freaky ;)

comment by Alastair Bryce at 11:07 PM (GMT) on 26 March, 2006

Hehe, very nice... Very colourful and I love the texture - nice shot :)

comment by Jason Ertel at 12:29 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

The colors pop nicely.


comment by micki at 12:53 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

You know, it shows that someone out there was having a beeutiful day when they did this. You're helping to share their joy!

comment by Ashish Sidapara at 01:07 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

I feel the buzz!

comment by Matt Greco at 01:24 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

The asphalt looks like tv fuzz. Cool.

comment by Danielle at 02:55 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

I think it's funny how all us photobloggers seem to run out of stuff to put up and the same time:)

At first glance I thought this was a crazy satellite image. I like the perspective you've chosen. Great image.

comment by Felfagremma DiLaBarca at 04:47 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

Why did I put this image up?

Just bee-cause.

comment by Mike Dougan at 05:33 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

Of all your work this has to be the least appealing, the Tarmac looks really distracting and is a bit uncomfortable on my eye's.

comment by Navin Harish at 07:06 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

I guess it paid off going out in the crap weather. I have been watching your site for more than an year now and I see that you have a tendency of saving the best for the last. Everybody has some such tendencies. I personally like to avoid posting my best shots on the weekends as I have the least number of visitors on Saturday and Sunday.

comment by djn1 at 08:08 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

Mike: you've obviously not been far enough back in the archives. Believe me, there are loads worse than this one ;-)

comment by Louise at 08:31 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

I like it a lot, it appeals to the girlie and childish part of me... :) I don't comment often but I look at your work everyday... Very talented...

comment by David [mondaymorningphoto.com] at 08:52 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

Reminds me of a joke my girlfriend heard on the radio this morning. A frog and a wasp were listening to a CD together. The frog was asking the wasp if he recognised any of the songs. "How about track 1?" asked the frog as the first song started playing. "No, don't know that one," replied the wasp. "Track 2 then?" The wasp listened as the second track started. "No, not heard that one before either..."

"Oh, sorry," said the frog, realising his mistake, "I'm playing the bee side..."

Had to share that one. Take it easy!

comment by lee at 09:25 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

Yes the tarmac looks too strong. It looks like the black and white TV noise you get when a tv isnt tuned in. But then I guess you can argue it adds something to an average photo.

comment by Ellie at 10:51 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

I like the 'grain' that the texture of the surface adds, its a nice extra dimension.

comment by ale "taccaro" at 11:13 AM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

...no more child pics? I love your hk...

comment by Martin at 12:43 PM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

I like the BIG contrast in this.. Unusual effects.... Thanks David.

comment by Mike Dougan at 01:15 PM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006


I've looked at every image on your site. I love your style and approach to a subject and if I don't like an image I normally never post my comments but there is something (probably the high frequency Black and White of the tarmac) about this image that I really dislike. The bee is OK it's the background to that that is "painfull" (for want of a better explanation).

comment by M4gic at 03:23 PM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

stinge like a bee :D

comment by e at 04:34 PM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

it reminds me of this picture by bmoll: http://brownirides.com/index.php?id=40. and yes, the tarmac is too strong in here. greetings.

comment by djn1 at 05:28 PM (GMT) on 27 March, 2006

Thanks everyone.