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I did think I might have to raid the ever-dwindling archive again today but Libby and I went for a short stroll this afternoon and I spotted this on the way home. It's been a while since I've done any reflection shots and I'm pleased with how this one turned out.

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shooting mode
exposure bias
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RAW converter
2.24pm on 6/7/06
Canon 20D
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
aperture priority
C1 Pro
3x2 + reflections [glass]
comment by Jeroen Broeckx at 07:03 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

A 'speaking' shot!

comment by mihai at 07:04 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

excellent...awesome colors...great ovelapping and postprocessing

comment by PlasticTV at 07:17 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

i love this one. For a start it's really open to interpretation. It's neither happy nor sad but both happy and sad, neither beautiful nor ugly but both beautiful and ugly. It's got an angel trumpeting in glory of the Holy, but also colours which are primitive and demonic. Such duality, while being perhaps over-reading an image on my part, fascinates me.

comment by nuno f at 07:22 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

This is a well spotted composition. Great technique as always. The way the face of the angel have no reflexuion, makes it more celestial. :-)

comment by Paky at 08:09 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

I magnify assembly. I like the colors. Very good.

comment by kikko77 at 08:18 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

wow. yes.

comment by EssPea | Photography at 08:22 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

Very cool light. Its hard to tell what this photo actually is and how it was taken, which is a good thing.

comment by [ PIXEL VIKING ] at 08:24 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

Wonderful colours. There's something about your green colours. Did you use selective sharpening or did it come out this way naturally?

comment by Lex at 08:27 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

Good spot, it works for me, especially with the black skin selected. It would make a great album cover (with some diligent cropping of course).

comment by Karl Baumann at 08:59 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

Nice composition and I like the psychedelic colors...

comment by Russ Morris at 09:01 PM (GMT) on 6 July, 2006

quite special! like a double exposure on film.

comment by john at 12:59 AM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

hey why is john washingtons website down? ive been looking for it for two days now.... anyone have any answers?

PS excellent pic by the way....as usual

comment by sylvainman at 01:32 AM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

too cheesy for me !

comment by Robin at 04:01 AM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

great picture, even though inanimate it really captures a mood. I thought initially it was one of the composition photos where you have overlaid two pictures, very clever, keep blogging

comment by Mark at 05:13 AM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

David this is a stunner. You should go walking with her more often. Did you add noise to the image?

comment by ninu at 05:33 AM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

david... you're always shooting in aperture priority mode... do you ever shoot in tv or manual? just wondering :-)

comment by Michael Stanton at 07:37 AM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Very nice

comment by dave at 08:53 AM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

great stuff - the reflection, colours and subject all combine well to make a nice image!

comment by Jennifer at 09:19 AM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Wonderful shot - but what is that kid doing with the sink plunger ;-)

comment by navin harish at 10:34 AM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Very vibrant colours

comment by Maran at 12:01 PM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Lots of layers and colors...i like this.

comment by Thomas Solberg / Project neXus at 12:58 PM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Strange and unique... I like it! :-) Thumbs up!

comment by Lukin at 02:35 PM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Great shot man.
This reminds me a whole lot of the character Delirium from the Sandman comic series. The sort of joy it shows with the mad rush of colours. It's beautiful.

comment by marco's light opinion at 04:38 PM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Great shot Dave. I saw this shot yesterday evening, and it suddenly reminded me Istanbul, I couldn't say why.

Mystical colors and atmoshpere, I like it very much.

comment by Steve W at 05:02 PM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Very interesting, leaves you wondering what's reflect and what's direct. The colours are wonderful.

comment by djn1 at 06:03 PM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

Thanks everyone.

PIXEL VIKING: I selectively blurred some areas.\

john: I haven't noticed any problems with John's site over the last day or so.

Mark: no, I didn't add any noise.

ninu: I often use manual mode when using flash, and very occasionally use shutter priority - not very often though.

comment by Crash at 10:05 PM (GMT) on 7 July, 2006

joyously whimsical !

comment by miguelangel at 04:31 AM (GMT) on 16 July, 2006

very subtle and powerful image, great concept with many possible readings