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I took quite a lot of photographs today.

They were rubbish.

I spent two hours post-processing them.

They were still rubbish.

So here's one taken back in May of this year.

Oh, and this is amusing (despite the glaring copyright issue).

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3.49pm on 20/5/06
Canon 20D
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
172mm (275mm equiv.)
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C1 Pro
3x2 + people [portraiture]
comment by Ninu at 11:59 PM (GMT) on 4 October, 2006

haha... is all i have to say, this just made me laugh when I saw it. YAY... first poster! whew... okay that's the hype for my day, being #1 on the post for Chromasia. Holla Dave!

comment by Arthur at 12:02 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

I take a lot of photographs. They're predominantly rubbish.

I, too, spend hours post-processing them. Yep: still rubbish.

There's always tomorrow :-)

comment by Max at 12:15 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Whoa! That's a lot of woman packed into that vinyl suit! A LOT of woman. :)

comment by nferreira at 12:30 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Dave, amazing details on today's photo, but what kind of link is that and why the author(???) did that withyour work?

comment by navin harish at 03:38 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

The jackets seems to made of really strong materail to withstand all that pressure.

comment by Ash at 06:10 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Is that the english version of Oprah Winfrey? great shot!

comment by braesikalla at 06:19 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

In Germany we say: "She looks like a "Knackwurst!"

comment by Geoff at 07:23 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

all I can say is "I hope she sings good"...

comment by peter at 08:07 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Hehe - this one makes me smile, and if it's any consolation you're not the only one shooting and processing rubbish these days :-)

comment by {-P-} at 08:13 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

You have to lake rubbish photo to be able to have good ones ! That's what my father alwayse told me. I'm sure he is right.

comment by JD at 08:45 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Are you flattered or pissed off?

I'm reminded of the Gary Larson/Jane Goodall story (which is easier to google for than for me to explain).

comment by mark at 09:39 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Some people just have too much time on their hands don't they ;)
So yesterday's trip out was unsuccessful then? Sorry to hear that. This is decent though - a kinda larger-than-life character eh.

comment by Thomas Solberg / Project neXus at 09:50 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Great expresssion. But maybe that jacket needed to be a couple of sizes bigger hehe

comment by Ryan Duff at 10:35 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Those buttons must be sewn on with what? Titanium threads? I'm not aware of any material that would hold a button on under that much pressure. I wonder how many people it took to get her into that!

comment by col at 10:38 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

lordy lordy!

comment by Tom at 12:03 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Interesting shot, with great processing. Was she singing a song from the musical Oklahoma? I'm thinking of the lyrics, "...June is busting out all over..."

comment by Lex> at 02:14 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Fantastic processing, combined with the subject this image leaps from my monitor. I'd like to flag this one for a tutorial!

comment by m at 04:54 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

A lorra person! Cool shot
On the fark issue they do say the finest form of flattery is imitation - Very bizarre

comment by Brett Admire at 05:07 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

So what do you think about the link?

comment by John at 05:13 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Nice capture. At first I thought the face was artificial; on second thought though most of it probably is!

comment by Craig Wilson at 05:18 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Love the B&W tones and the expression.

comment by Mark Ellis at 05:19 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

nice, she's happy. Have more fun!

comment by Dean at 05:58 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Whoa Nelly!!! Cool work David, loving the laughs she must bring people! Good portrait.

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comment by Tobias at 07:48 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Did she not win Blind Date years ago ? Great character and very funny - shes been doing the club circuit for years.

comment by Claude at 08:59 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Great processing and details. I like his expression. Nice shot!

comment by djn1 at 09:08 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2006

Thanks everyone.

comment by mooch at 03:19 PM (GMT) on 6 October, 2006

'What's that coming over the hill...'