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Assuming it doesn't rain tomorrow (the weather report is looking good so far) Camilla and I are off to the beach as I have an idea for some shots that I want to try out.

In the meanwhile, this is all I have left to put up. It's not especially striking, and I must have shot hundreds of this type of image, but there was something about the colours and textures that I liked with this one.

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comment by mikeb at 08:18 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

I appreciate the lighting in this shot on the right of frame and the shadowing on the left of frame.

... not overdone.

comment by coxcorns at 08:30 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

I love this pic! This is completely ( english?) my kind of photograph

comment by Mike at 08:34 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

The vignetting goes perfect with the black theme. This is a nice change of pace and great shot.

comment by Andy at 08:49 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

I like how the grout turned out in between the bricks. It has a nice texture to it.

comment by shooter at 09:10 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

I like this it's simple, pleasing to the eye and the use of blur has enhanced the image. I suspect most folk would not see this as a potential post walking by it, so well spotted....

comment by EssPea | Photography at 10:18 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

Great shot, I assume the blur was added in post?

The lines and the 3d feeling are great on this ones. The blue works as well.

comment by RichS at 10:39 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

Great spot, the colours and shapes are amazing. Unlike the other comments so far, I think the blur detracts from the image ( if this was added in PS, I'd love to see the original ).

comment by djn1 at 10:49 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

shooter, EssPea and RichS: the blur is natural.

comment by Ameen at 11:13 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

well spotted. nice colors

comment by char at 11:49 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2006

This absoutely stunning, I love it!

comment by Peter at 12:36 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

I'm such a sucker for shots that have a specific focus. Or whatever you want to call it in photography-lingo.

I'd have to agree with EssPea, the sense of space in this photo is great.

comment by Matt at 01:28 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

Dave, I hate the fact that I only seem to comment when I don't like something but I thing the last four shots have been my least favourite for a long whle. I hope you find some better stuff in Blackpool tomorrow.

Give me landscapes of the coast any time!

Mind, my posts have been so far and between you must be doing something right!

comment by andresbortnik at 03:44 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

nice colors...

comment by Dave Shaw at 07:54 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

I recently discovered your website and I've got to tell you I'm very impressed. This image I particularly enjoyed. It is simple yet my eye keeps crawling aorund theimage, admiring the focal points and the vignetting. Reminds me of a Modrian (sp?) painting. As a primarily outdoor photographer, your work inspires me to take broader notice of the other parts of our world. Thanks. -Dave

comment by navin harish at 08:16 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

A very impressive shot of a very ordinary thing. Is that the shallow DOF or you have used something like a lensbaby to take this picture.

comment by bravelee at 10:00 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

nice wall, really looking forward to your beach shots tomorrow.

comment by Stian at 10:54 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

Somehow I accociate this with Rubics Cube.... weird... anyway, I like the blue tones, very beautiful...

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comment by mooch at 11:55 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

I find the focal point confusing. It is just right of the corner, isn't it? Nice pattern andI do not wish to generate a story from that. Just aesthetically pleasing tone and shape.

comment by vernon.trent at 12:59 PM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

very nice colour tones. this picture has a touch of "holga shot" :-))
kind regards and a nice weekend.

comment by Paul at 02:40 PM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

I like it. Nice colours and I like the pattern. How I wish you'd post a turorial on how to get that 'Chromasia look'!

comment by djn1 at 06:00 PM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

Thanks all :-)

comment by Karl Baumann at 06:17 PM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

Well, nice DOF and composition but the motive is kind of boring and I expected some more brightness.

comment by Deb at 11:30 PM (GMT) on 17 June, 2006

Mondrian sans Prozac.....
Which is appropriate as it conjures up the cold and vaguely sinister mood of a seedy urban underpass.

Deconstructed segments seep slivers of inevitable decompostion and decay. The 70's town-planner's dream of inspirational aesthetics for the masses yielding to time's unforgiving march to reveal its pret-a-porter short shelf-life.

I love the patch of illumination ....high resolution that craves to draw the eye to the textural beauty of the tiles but is defeated by the subtle ghost of a shadow that disappears around the corner....

You done good innit, DJ. :)

comment by Donosti at 03:30 PM (GMT) on 19 June, 2006

Great geometrical scene, Beautifull shot!

comment by lilisavage at 09:04 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

with something so "everyday" kind of,a so nice picture coming out