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First: thanks for all the comments on my first picture of Tabitha Faye – they were very much appreciated; and I'm pleased to say that she's doing really well, as are Libby and the rest of the kids.

As for this one: it was taken on the train this afternoon, and while I'm not convinced it's quite as good as some of the others in this category, I'm reasonably pleased with how it turned out.

Update: it's Thursday evening, and unfortunately I don't have anything to post tonight, but I'm planning on shooting some new material tomorrow.

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comment by Jennifer at 10:01 PM (GMT) on 25 April, 2007

Spooky n interesting shot - the eyes look so weird. Like it.

comment by nferreira at 11:25 PM (GMT) on 25 April, 2007

I already knew the other shots in this category, and while is not the most striking of them, it's the most mysterious for me.

I'm glad to know that everything is alright with Libby, Tabitha and the kids. :-)

comment by ao tomato at 01:09 AM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

Ah! Back on the train (bus?) again I see. Such a great candid technique. I am lucky enough to have a camera which barely looks like I'm taking direct shots. Caught some interesting train shots in
japan last year this way.

comment by Ash at 01:38 AM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

wow wicked image...and class chromasia at that!

comment by Ash at 01:39 AM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

classic chromasia i meant!

comment by Mark at 06:19 AM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

David, I really love your window imagery. Haunting this one.

comment by 'Pong at 06:38 AM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

Her eyes are haunting! Dig it.

comment by Richard Trim at 07:06 AM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

Was this taken before or after you mobiled Libby and said '' I'm on the train''?
Reflections, windows and distortions really make for absorbing compositions. Always a bit of a lottery though ...and I bet the guy thought you were just some nurd taking a photo of the countryside through grimed up windows. Well I like it .. Nah it's not spooky.

comment by Richard Trim at 08:28 AM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

Ooops! ...silly me ...it's a woman.

comment by petra at 08:50 AM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

great photo...the intense look is terrific!!

comment by Jean Fran├žois at 12:15 PM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

whaou very great shot

comment by owen-b at 02:53 PM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

These always look good, with the subject seemingly looking directly into camera. Whether this one works with the blur is a matter of taste, I guess. This is one I'd perhaps have considered discarding as the blur doesn't add much for me, and you've captured better versions. But still nice, and inspirational. :)

comment by Alice at 03:59 PM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

Has a surreal quality to it. I like it.

comment by jkm at 06:08 PM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

You spoiled us before with 'between destinations #3', still a great photograph though. Do you have to resort to trains now to get some peace and quiet ;-)

comment by Kevin at 07:08 PM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

that's an awesome technique! Yields very cool results. The color toning really adds to the image as well.

comment by SteveO at 08:52 PM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

Interesting image, saw your interview and photos on Go Northwest earlier tonight, nice to see you're doing well for yourself mate :-)

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 09:23 PM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

I like the tones of this one. I always planed to take shot similar to this one, but when I see a scene like this, I'm always without my camera somehow.
Great one, maybe the double of the left eye is a bit disturbing.

Oh, and congratulations to the baby!

comment by djn1 at 10:09 PM (GMT) on 26 April, 2007

Pong and Richard: this is a man, at least I'm fairly sure it's a man.

owen-b: no, it's not the best one I've done, but I quite like it nonetheless.

jkm: yes, #3 was a bit better than this one, and yes, the train was very peaceful in comparison ;-)

SteveO: sadly, I missed the programme, but I'm glad to hear it was ok.

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comment by LightChaser at 08:37 PM (GMT) on 27 April, 2007

Fantastic shot. That one eye is really freaking me out.

comment by djn1 at 10:03 PM (GMT) on 27 April, 2007

Thanks all.

comment by Saito at 04:36 AM (GMT) on 28 April, 2007

This would be a great shot for a CD cover. they eyes are captivating. I like the use of B/w too.

comment by cy at 04:46 AM (GMT) on 28 April, 2007

very haunting image. i am glade that it is not crisp and clear with the title.lol.

congrats to you and your family with the lovely new little girl. i am sure that she will make for a great model.

comment by Claude at 10:12 PM (GMT) on 30 April, 2007

Wow! Terrific look and fantastic shot, very impressive!

comment by tony budge at 10:17 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2007

Great ghostly feel to this

comment by olivier at 12:20 AM (GMT) on 12 May, 2007

Fantastic shot ! I like this capture...

comment by Jeremy at 12:09 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2007

Spooky! Nicely done.

comment by Gild at 08:43 AM (GMT) on 24 July, 2007

Hypnotic shot. It remind me the way I feel when I travel by train.