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This is a triptych, of sorts, made up of three different shots of this scene. I had hoped to be able to produce a single shot, but all my attempts at processing the bare boards to the right of the scene ended up looking quite drab.

I've included the EXIF data for one of the shots below as it didn't vary too significantly between them.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
5.02pm on 3/6/06
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
40mm (64mm equiv.)
aperture priority
C1 Pro
2x1 + urban
comment by stephen at 05:54 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

I think its time for another self portrait.

comment by Sysagent at 05:59 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

The person on the left looks like Michael Jackson...

Mmm not one of my favourites of yours David sorry.

comment by doreen at 06:01 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

i agree with the comment before mine. michael jackson =S

comment by Saito at 06:23 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

I like the composition and I like how you have combined the photos. But it's just not exciting, I guess. I'm not a fan of the bluish hue.
And why is hte shutterspeed at XXXX?

comment by cathy at 06:39 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

There is a certain scariness to these images. Spooky. Make me want to run away.

comment by djn1 at 06:41 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

Sysagent: it's not one of my favourites either - it's been a rather lean week so far.

Saito: thanks, I've corrected the shutterspeed.

comment by Joe[y] at 07:30 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

what are those neon(ish) blue lines? they're too distracting for my liking to be honest.

comment by Thomas Solberg at 07:34 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

Kinda spooky, but I like it!

comment by Andrew at 07:57 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

Not my most favorite shot your yours Dave. This is more interesting than the other shot you showed though.

comment by nuno f at 08:20 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

It's interesting to see how you manage to save a not so appealing shot and turn it into a bold composition. Well done once again! :-)

comment by Page at 08:38 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

Interesting montage. Not sure if that's your doing on the way it was, but it is most interesting. Kind of makes you focus on the details and then on the actual face.

comment by marco's light opinion at 08:39 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

Hi Dave. Strange post this evening. It recalls the work of some Italian painters (Modigliani, may be). Anyway, even if it's not one of your best, I think that it's very interesting the final image you have obtained from the original one (that in your shoes I would have trashed, probably).

Now, the question is: how much you spend on a shot before deciding that it's not worthy? Do you always give them a chance? (Weird questions for weird post... ;)

comment by djn1 at 08:48 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

marco: I don't think there's a straight answer to your question, but I would guess that I convert about 1 in 10 from RAW files of which somewhere between two and four get posted on chromasia. My hit rate, in terms of posting, is around 1 in 30 of the original shots.

comment by mihai at 09:23 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

very good details, nice texture

comment by Molly at 10:10 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2006

The quality of the images reminds me a bit of Vermeer... anyone else see it?

comment by flying cow at 06:47 AM (GMT) on 6 June, 2006

freaky :|

comment by navin harishj at 06:53 AM (GMT) on 6 June, 2006

Interesting shot. The lack of too many colours is actually making this picture quite powerful.

comment by Mark at 07:14 AM (GMT) on 6 June, 2006

David, I wonder how long you 'age' your shots. I tend to keep mine for at least 1-2 weeks before I decide whether or not to post them. Sometimes I ask others or my kids. Funny as what seems like a 'so so' shot to me is often the one others like quite a bit. The opposite is true as well. I'd like to hear how you decide....

For this shot I always thought 'triptych' was three, I see four distinct panels. I like this image, in that it is much more art/painting like than photograph. In this case I prefer not to view the original, as what you've presented is what I'm 'reviewing.' Besides, it will just make me jealous of your post processing powers! Much better than yesterday's shot for sure.

I believe that this image is something I would look at time and time again, much like a piece of music that isn't immediately accessible, but over time becomes more and more dramatic to me, the viewer.

comment by isogood at 01:28 PM (GMT) on 6 June, 2006

great pano masters has hit again the center of the cible !

comment by david at 01:50 PM (GMT) on 6 June, 2006

very creative combination!

comment by ajp at 02:52 PM (GMT) on 6 June, 2006

I like this a lot, but then I'm a bit of a fan of polyptychs.
I'd go with Mark on this is more a quadtych than triptych

comment by Timothy Gray at 06:03 PM (GMT) on 6 June, 2006

This is a nice series. I especially like the cross-processed look and texture you've applied.

comment by djn1 at 10:03 PM (GMT) on 6 June, 2006

Thanks everyone.

comment by Larry Hayden at 10:44 PM (GMT) on 6 June, 2006

I really like how you look at things and see them in such a different perspective. Nice image and great execution.

comment by Solin at 06:41 AM (GMT) on 7 June, 2006

I agree with those who comment that it looks more like a painting; it's very expressive and the ensamble of several angles of the same subject transmits a feeling of introspective and reflection.

comment by nogger at 08:44 PM (GMT) on 9 June, 2006

Certainly interesting. On first sight I thought maybe it was a processed shot of a real person, if you see what I mean?