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First of all, thanks for all the comments on yesterday's shot, they were much appreciated.

As for this one, regrettably, it isn't quite as dynamic as the last three, but I'm reasonably pleased with how it turned out, not least because it was taken on my first outing with my new lens, the 24-70 f/2.8L. After buying the 5D I realised that the 17-40 wasn't going to be much use as an everyday zoom, so thought I'd get the 24-70 too. And so far, I'm really pleased with it. It seems quite a bit sharper than the 17-40 and the extra stop will probably come in handy.

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1.34pm on 31/1/07
Canon 5D
EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM
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C1 Pro
3x2 + piers [Fleetwood] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by martin at 10:45 PM (GMT) on 23 January, 2007

Really like this one. The color, DOF.. works so well. As a title, how about "the ties that bind".=:>0

comment by Psychodudu at 10:56 PM (GMT) on 23 January, 2007

I don't know. I'm kind of a bit "....mmmmm, well.....ok", about this one. After the entertainment value of the previous images, this is very tame. It's tight, and definitely Nightingaleesque, but it just doesn't do anything for me.

comment by derLitograph at 10:56 PM (GMT) on 23 January, 2007

MAAAAAAAAAAAAN. yes. One of the old chromasia style shots. I LOVE IT. great

comment by Jennifer at 10:59 PM (GMT) on 23 January, 2007

Perfect comp! Lens looks good - very jealous. A pity we can't view a full res to get a real taste!!

comment by Osiriums Ventaka at 11:11 PM (GMT) on 23 January, 2007

Very good! nice composition!

comment by Ryano at 11:35 PM (GMT) on 23 January, 2007

something about this i just really like. the pier in the onset looks so near yet so far... very fast shutter speed by the way. nice David

comment by Kennedy at 11:43 PM (GMT) on 23 January, 2007

I really like this. I love the contrast of the rope against the two poles (?). The only issue I have is that the pole and the pier aren't parallel :P.

Nice shot, as usual :).

comment by thukai at 11:43 PM (GMT) on 23 January, 2007

Congrats with the 5D, and the new lens. I went for the 24-105 f/4 L IS lens myself, probably because I don't have a 70-200. If I had that I suspect that I would have bought the 24-70 - although now I wouldn't have replaced the IS :)

Keep up the good work, it will be exiting to see what you can do with the 5D.

comment by Kennedy at 12:42 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

Do you think you'd be able to show us your full 'kit'? With all your lenses, cameras, accessories?

comment by theturninggate at 12:44 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

I've been using the 24-70 f2.8L for about a year now and I love it. I reckon it'd be a lot more usefully on a full-frame sensor than on my 20D. I'm hoping to buy a 5D myself sometime this year for just that reason. Then I expect to be using my 16-35 f2.8L much less than I do now. The only downside to the 24-70 is that it's a monster!

comment by Jide Alakija at 12:58 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

Hmm...you got me thinking about that lens now. Do you mind me asking where and how much you got it for?

Great image. Usual Chromasia stuff.

comment by Angelo at 01:56 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

I really love your picture!

comment by ROB at 02:51 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

Its the detail that surprises me in this one. Like the ice on the right side of the pole. Definitely brrrrr over there this time of year I see.

comment by P.J. at 06:30 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

I like the color of this shot. The detail is excellent!

comment by navin at 07:00 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

I love how you make the most boring things look so exciting and cool

comment by Richard Trim at 07:46 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

I support what navin has just expressed .....
''No photograph, however seemingly mundane, seemingly trivial, really is insignificant. It’s so much about what the viewer brings to the table''

Don't stop surprising us David.

comment by Manuel W. at 08:05 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

Hi Dave,
when you post process your images, what is your favourite selection method?
Thank you every day for the beautiful shots.

comment by riesenriel at 11:10 AM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

You have a good eye for details, this one is very original composed with the DOF in the background. Like it.

comment by Brad at 01:19 PM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

I think this a fascinating image. I can't figure out how it looks that way without you using a flash. I love what you have achieved here, even more so because I can't figure out how you have achieved it. The background looks like it is very close and simply a blurred image on a poster - not real objects seen from a distance. My brain tells me it's far away, yet it almost seems like it's just a few inches behind the railing.

I have alot to learn! :-)

comment by Alice at 03:33 PM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

Fantastic DOF. I like the texture in the rope and the railing also. Nice job!

comment by San Sebastian at 04:03 PM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

Beautifull composition :D
Nice place

comment by David Chabashvili at 06:01 PM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

congrats with the new lens ! and great photo..love the color and DoF !

comment by warwick at 08:17 PM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

More better (hey, I'm from Baltimore) than the last three or even six in my opinion. Evocative. Maybe even yummy!

comment by Mike at 08:33 PM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

eye-catching image. The knots and fibres would make a good close up study in their own right.

comment by djn1 at 09:01 PM (GMT) on 24 January, 2007

Thanks everyone.

martin: yep, good title.

Jennifer: I'll put up a high-res version of something I take with this lens at some point soon.

Kennedy: :-) And yes, at some point I'll photograph my kit and put it up.

theturinggate: yep, it is quite heavy.

Manuel: if you mean how do I select sections of an image (i.e. mask them), then I don't really have a favourite method.

Brad: part of the reason it looks flash-lit, I think, is that the background is slightly desaturated; i.e. the poles seem brighter/more vibrant in comparison.

warwick: yummy is good ;-)

comment by Manuel W. at 03:37 PM (GMT) on 25 January, 2007

Well I ment: Do you use the lasso tool, paths or brushes to create a selection area.

comment by JD at 05:23 PM (GMT) on 26 January, 2007

bin considering this lens for a while (well since getting my 5D!)
I just don't like how it extends to get to 24mm!

cool image anyway ;) get that couple of F stops to some goo bokeh usage :D

comment by Fia at 11:58 AM (GMT) on 12 February, 2007

Heeeello! Just gotta say that I really like this one!! I can almost feel the wind comming in from the ocean. I feel something watching this image, I just cant describe what:))
See ya!!

comment by Alma A at 10:36 PM (GMT) on 30 March, 2009

i absolutelyy love the colors in this photo from the sky and the water in the

background and the colors from the rust and the threads, its just amazing