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I did intend to be out and about today but woke up with either a stinking cold or hayfever or both and ended up falling asleep again just after lunch. By the time I woke up again the kids were getting home from school, Harmony needed fetching home from nursery, it was almost tea-time, the dog ate my homework, and so on.

Anyway, I didn't get out so it was back to the archives for this one.

To make things a bit more interesting though I thought I'd offer a free 9x6" print (of any of the shots on chromasia) to the first person who can:

a) identify what this is, AND;

b) either tell me exactly where it is and/or identify one of the two other shots on chromasia that (to a greater or lesser extent) contain the same object.

As usual John Washington is barred from entering as he was with me when this was taken ;-)

Update: Ains worked this one out about 15 minutes after I put it up. Clearly, next time, it will have to be much more difficult ;-)

shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
that would be telling ;-)
Canon 20D
100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
aperture priority
C1 Pro
3x2 + piers [Fleetwood] + abstract
comment by A monk at 06:49 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

some sort of industrial stair (from staricase)

comment by A monk at 06:56 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

oh, btw i think its from this older pic:


comment by ains at 06:59 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

I also think its part of stairs, possibly another angle from the shot Untitled #0015 posted on February 8 2006... that would be my best guess at the moment considering that it has similar tones and colouring.

comment by djn1 at 07:12 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

Well, that lasted somewhat less time than I expected :-)

ains: let me know which print you're interested in and where to send it.

comment by chris at 07:32 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

I was going to go with some part of Blackpool Tower, but I guess that was a little too obvious. Good work ains!

comment by rj at 07:48 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

Untitled #0015 link for those interested.

comment by Anupam Kamal at 09:20 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

...and I thought it is some sort of chocolate with nuts :-)

comment by Karl Baumann at 09:30 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

S**t too late ;-) - but next time I´ll be the first - I promise!
Even stainless steel can corrode.

comment by [ PIXEL VIKING ] at 09:58 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

...or a close-up of a fainted wedding ring :D

comment by Jonathan at 10:16 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

The background color goes with the subject very nicely. Nice choice of composition.

comment by Tibs at 10:20 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

Yeah as said above.

Its the stairs you get in Factories/Industrial buildings, the same material (steel?) is used on small ramps and stuff.

Good pic

comment by mooch at 10:27 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

Oh, come one ains, tell us which image you plummed for. Please. Great idea though Dave.

comment by djn1 at 10:38 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

mooch: yep, I thought it was a good idea too but had visions of a long and lengthy discussion. Next time it won't be so easy ;-) Oh, and ains hasn't decided yet.

comment by mooch at 11:46 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2006

Well, I'm certain that the next random image will probably end up going into extra time and then you losing on penalties... or soemthing as watchign England (not) play.

comment by Hans E Hyttinen at 02:33 AM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

Good color(s)--and sharpness. The bokeh, however, is a little distracting, especially in the bottom center. This could've used a more clear focal point, but I understand that you're not feeling well and had to go through your archives.

Get well soon! (Please?)

comment by Jeroen Broeckx at 12:45 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

Other than the others.
Good shot but I think there's missing something.
Greats from Antwerp.

comment by Jamey at 02:16 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

I'm fond of that pattern on metal for some reason. I've no idea why but I've always liked it. I've tried to take shots of it myself but not managed anything as nice as this. Reckon I need to find some brightly-painted stairs around here. The worst thing about living in London is that you never have any excuses for not getting shots, apart from your own laziness.

comment by George at 03:09 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

I don't like this picture....

comment by ains at 03:40 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

Ok everyone... I've chosen! "Let me gather my thoughts" March 6, 2005.
I work for a non-profit childrens organization in Ontario, Canada and the whole office wanted me to choose one to put up in the front lobby, seeing as we can't afford to actually buy the photos... but I had to deny them and put this one up in my new home. Let me tell you that choosing hasn't been easy.

Thanks again! I can't wait for it to arrive...

comment by Mandie at 03:47 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006


Good choice. I'm sure the folks at work will be disappointed! ;-) And you're right - choosing is not easy at chromasia!

comment by Carole at 04:46 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

I enjoyed this "game" - and agree how do begin to choose just one -

comment by djn1 at 06:39 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

Thanks all (other than George ;-)

ains: good choice, that's one of my favourites too.

comment by Leviatan at 03:28 PM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Fantastic macro and great tones. Congratulations !

comment by Dr.Ozdi at 09:46 PM (GMT) on 9 July, 2006

Marvellous snap of ordinery things...really nice!