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Well, if yesterday's comments were anything to go by (in terms of quantity rather than quality), then I guess it's a good job that this is the last shot I'll be posting from my recent trip to Dubai ;-)

Tomorrow, and the day after, I'll be posting a couple of portraits: both of which I'm pleased with; neither of which are babies.

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comment by cy at 07:59 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007

this is really lovely. i like the elegance of the coloring. plus, having the negeactive space be the focal point is really nice esp. when framed by the blood red tropical sunset. it has a real end of days feel to it. posting on Easter a coincidence?

comment by Ash at 08:33 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007

Wow Dave... absolutely stunning. One of my all time favourite photos of yours. And in my opinion, keep the Dubai photos coming!

comment by Jennifer at 08:34 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007


comment by djn1 at 08:41 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007

cy: yes, it's a coincidence.

Ash: that's in I'm afraid, I don't have any more that are worth posting, at least not in my opinion.

Jennifer: thanks.

comment by PJ at 08:42 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007

Yes, I think the first comment says it all...absolutely elegant!

comment by m at 09:14 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007

Saved the best to last. The other one I really liked was the goal posts, but that could have been Blackpool. This could too I s'pose (more tea!) But on the other hand maybe you don't get these colours in Blackpool. Oh maybe it's PS? Either way I really like it.

comment by zarl at 09:29 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007

simply brilliant..fantastic shot! the mood, the color, the saturation..what else can i say? nice!

comment by Mo Hashim at 10:18 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007

Gorgeous picture Dave. Always a pleasure stopping by.

comment by jelb at 11:18 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007

Beautiful composition! Nice effect! Bravo!

comment by ao tomato at 11:57 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2007

absolutely glorious

comment by ListenToEisley at 12:26 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

Uh. Wow.

Best of this series, hands down.

comment by owen-b at 12:37 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

It is indeed lovely but to MY eye at least (if anyone's keeping score) that football net from a few days ago was your best of this Dubai series. Great to experiment with a different palette and feel but I found some of those experiments a bit toooooo lacking in contrast and definition.

Just my two cents, as our American descendants like to say...

comment by zoxoe at 03:30 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

This is such a beautiful one....loved the toning and composition...best of the Dubai series...and BTW I completely agree with Owen...

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comment by /\/\J at 06:16 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

awe inspiring and majestic. i like that she is practically blacked out but you can still see some features of life. it is the life that peers out of the darkness in the toes and face. the distant boat and horizon give you the feeling of lonliness, especially with her head facing down. i love the patterns in the sky and how the clouds seem to radiate out of the back of her head.

needless to say, i like it a lot.

comment by P.J. at 06:54 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

Beautiful image. I love the silhouette and the color!

comment by Paky at 08:03 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

Nice composition and coulors! Beautiful image!

comment by .:CushmoK:. at 08:42 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

interesting silhouette and color....

comment by jkm at 11:04 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

Stunning in every way and it's so Dubai! Just intrigued if she was one of your students posing for you or a random beach visitor who you managed to creep upon with your telephoto? Really stunning shot and colours, however.... I do still very much LOVE your image of the couple sipping wine infront of one of Matt Hoyle's prints ;-)

comment by thomas mueller at 11:39 AM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

stunning image and that's the way i like it. strong colours, perfect processing and moody.

comment by jcyrhs at 05:08 PM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

I think this is one of your better works of late. Great choice on the shallow depth of field but any chance of removing that ship in the distance? it's distracting me from focusing on the main subject. =)

comment by Annika at 07:27 PM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

I really, really love this one. Beautiful colours.

comment by krossi at 08:46 PM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

wow, absolutely great!

comment by djn1 at 09:49 PM (GMT) on 9 April, 2007

Thanks everyone.

m: part reality, part PS.

jkm: it was one of my students, but she wasn't posing. And I liked the Matt Hoyle one too :)

jcyrhs: I like the boat :-)

comment by awil at 07:13 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

i have made a very good trip in your photoblog....thanks

comment by dhiren at 07:20 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

Great shot, definate good use of composition and available lighting.

comment by mal at 06:55 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

I've been back to look at this qite a few times Dave, it's absolutely beautiful. mal