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Of the three shots of this rectangle that I'll be posting this one is my favourite. Well, I prefer tomorrow's, but in tomorrow's version the rectangle is more of a secondary element than the primary focus of the shot. What I do like about this one though is the sense of scale: the rectangle looks somewhat larger in this one :-)

As always, let me know what you think.

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comment by Jamey at 07:05 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

And once again the colouring's ace. It's almost worth learning how to hack just so I can steal your PSD masters ;)

I think I like this one best so far because of the balance between ground and sky. Seems like you've spent more time on local contrast rather than overall contrast.

comment by Jamey at 07:07 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

Oh, and is that shadow on the left (visible on the sand, which is brighter nearer the wall) natural or is it part of a hefty vignette?

comment by Jake at 07:16 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

I love both shots so far... I like the composition of this photo, and the color of yesterdays...

The curb in this shot takes on a whole new feel; here it seems to stretch back to infinity...

comment by Andrew at 07:17 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

Quite impressive. If I didn't know what this was a shot of, I'd think it was a giant wall.

comment by Sysagent at 07:36 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

You frighten me Dave.

comment by EssPea | Photography at 07:47 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

Wow. Great shot, the scale is huge and since it fades to black its as if it never ends.

comment by Napfisk at 08:01 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

What I think? I'm beginning to hate you ;-) Yesterday's was good, great colours, but this just rocks. I love the sand against the wall: great sharpness and contrast. It looks alive almost. Yep, you're scary. Scarily good!

comment by bill61 at 08:19 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

Your image is like my daily food.
Not incidentally, the comments left by others often contribute knowlege, too.
I learn from your photos and from your audience. Applause to both!

comment by Robert at 08:33 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

Love the depth and perspective. The sharp, rough texture of the wall is a great contrats to the soft clouds. The tone and the stark symbol make it feel like it's part of a strange, apocalyptic movie.

comment by Rick at 08:55 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

Judging from the smudge of sand on the bottom corner it appears either today's or yesturday's was "flipped" horizontally. Which one? Any particular reason?

I love both of them!

comment by Andy Cogbill at 08:56 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

Dave, I think I prefer yesterday's to this one. I think the color adds a bit more three-dimensionality to the scene, and while I certainly enjoy the tones in this shot, I think yesterday's is more "about" the yellow rectangle.

Can't wait to see tomorrow's.

comment by Jamey at 09:05 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

Rick - the smudge is in the same place on today's and the one of John lying down so it was probably yesterday's that was flipped. Not that it really matters.

Dave - I'm happy to field these questions for you if you like. My fees start at £10 per hour ;)

comment by Weston Boyd at 09:35 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

A yellow rectangle...You are here.

Forever seems so far away.

comment by Roy at 10:13 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

If only you'd been around doing this kind of shot when Pink Floyd were looking for an album cover image...
I like this one a lot because of its unsettling sense of scale, the compositional balance and the beautiful light - well processed!

comment by mihai at 11:24 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

i dont think i can add more from the others...only words like awesome, stunnig, amazing comes out of my mind....post processing it`s on the way to perfection....cool texture of wall, as usual the sky...very well tones.
Like bill61 said ...ur photos are food for me.

comment by ifeelhome.net at 11:49 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2006

This....is great. Congrats on such a great shot, any chance at all we can see an original? This is an accomplishment.

comment by daniel at 12:33 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Love the DOF, composition and the tones! More magic from chromasia.

comment by Michael Stanton at 03:41 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Love the texture of the wall, another great shot here.

comment by Jukka at 05:48 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Okay, it´s great, it´s amazing.....but why all your photos give such a hopeless dark feeling.....you´ve been listening The Wall too many times ;-)

comment by Sharla at 05:50 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Very nice! I love the scale. We know the true dimensions from your earlier posts but without those to judge, this wall would be huge. As stated earlier, the convergence to black is great and the resulting affect is infinite. Not so sure how you managed to have shades of yellow in a b&w shot but it works. Yes, very nice.

comment by Fellow Eskimo at 11:46 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

More impressive than yesterdays, probably because the sky is better for me.

comment by SteveO at 12:18 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

This is really good, i love the perspective, and the way it gets so dark at the vanishing point, ace shot :-)

comment by navin harish at 12:55 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

If I had not seen yesterday's shot, I'd have thought this is a really tall wall.

comment by david at 01:06 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

love the image - the tones and angle superb..really draws in the eye :)

comment by Timothy Gray at 01:27 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

what a great angle! really leads you into the scene!

comment by marco's light opinion at 01:52 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Hi Dave, I like this shot more than the previous because of the angle and the very dramatic tone. What if giving more contrast to the rectangle?

comment by char at 03:27 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

I love the vanishing point it make it look as the wall extends for miles...excellent.

comment by Rob at 04:00 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Lovely. The DOF and vanishing point is great. Nicely processed.

I am sensing lightning in tomorrows shot....yes?

comment by m a r i n u s at 04:05 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Composition here is super.i prefer this one over yesterdays one, yesterdays one was a super one too, only didn't like the colors of sky there.

comment by Thomas Solberg / Project neXus at 05:13 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Very cool composition and the faded colours are great

comment by Erin at 05:23 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Love it...love the sky most of all-beautiful.

comment by Marcus at 05:50 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Very dramatic. Very dynamic. I enjoy it very much. Greetings from Finland.

comment by djn1 at 06:19 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2006

Jamey: I'm informed that we have a very secure server ;-) As for the shadow: it's more to do with the vignette than the original scene.

Rick: this one is flipped horizontally because I thought it looked better that way round.

ifeelhome.net: if I get some spare time over the next couple of days I'll put up the original.

Jukka: I wouldn't say they had a 'hopeless dark feeling'. Sombre, maybe, but not hopeless.

Rob: no, nothing quite as dramatic as lightning ;-)

comment by peter at 08:21 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2006

The low viewpoint really does it for me in this shot - and let's not forget the amazing texture that you can almost feel when you touch the computer screen.

comment by Scott at 04:25 AM (GMT) on 1 July, 2006

It's amazing to me this wall is only a few inches tall. It really shows the effect a short focal length can have.

comment by TC at 11:45 AM (GMT) on 23 July, 2006

That is just stunning.