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This is the sixth in the keep out series, and it's probably the least successful, mostly because I'm finding it increasingly difficult to find a new angle on this theme. When I started chromasia things were a lot simpler; i.e. it was a sequence of almost random objects and scenes with very little repetition. As I've gone along though I've become more interested in developing particular themes, of which this is one. That said, I suspect that there probably aren't too many more 'keep out' shots that are worth taking, at least not that I can think of at the moment.

Oh, and this was taken a while ago as things are currently pretty hectic in our neck of the woods. Hopefully things will quieten down again soon.

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comment by nferreira at 09:54 PM (GMT) on 16 October, 2006

Maybe you feel that way about this photo because the other ones from the series are more dynamic visually. I think that this result very well because the white from the sign makes a good contrast against the black background achieved by the toning. In my humble opinion, a very successful shot. :-)

comment by Alistair - Digiphotology at 11:26 PM (GMT) on 16 October, 2006

May be retaining the yellow of the sign background as spot colour against the B&W image would add a dimension! I took a full card of Keep Out signs when the waves were high, don't like any of them! I am back on the Illuminations tonight in the absence of a sunset.

comment by Ash at 11:58 PM (GMT) on 16 October, 2006

I'm just amazed that you've been able to find so many variations on the "Keep Out" theme in the first place. Good work!

comment by Gabriel Loeb at 12:51 AM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

Hmmm, I feel like I've seen this before : ) I love the contrast in this image, but I think the bricks and the chain are what really do it for me. Great capture.

comment by Jide Alakija at 12:51 AM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

Have you ever considered submerging the keep out sign in the sand? Just a thought.

comment by Pavel at 05:48 AM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

Seeing new is what photography is all about. To tell you honestly, my best trick is to, especially when I see a great shot, turn around, look around. I'm not saying you don't do it, but it definitely helps me. Or at least I think it does.

comment by Photorama at 09:20 AM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

I love these keep out series!

comment by Photorama at 09:21 AM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

I love these keep out series!

comment by Craig Wilson at 02:56 PM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

I love the gritty texture, nice B&W work as always.

comment by damien at 04:18 PM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

I like this, its raw and gritty and best of all it stands by itself as a shot and will look even better if and when you come to the end of your theme on keep out and they get bunched together

comment by Joe at 05:29 PM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

This is a very powerful shot from the standpoint of coloration and the gritty texture. Also, a very well framed shot. Very nicely done!

comment by ao tomato at 06:51 PM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

The shadow of the chain is so crisp and delicate! I always love your b/w shots.

comment by Geoff at 09:48 PM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

I like versions #1 and #3 the best. But this one is OK. All up, it's a nice series.

comment by djn1 at 10:20 PM (GMT) on 17 October, 2006

Thanks everyone.