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I don't imagine this one will be to everyone's taste, but there's something about it that I like. It may be the shallow depth of field (this was shot at f/1.4), or maybe that it's just a lot simpler than the stuff I've been posting recently – I'm not sure. Anyway, feel free to let me know your thoughts.

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comment by Saneef at 08:36 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

The greeny mood is awsome! :)

comment by Mark Feliciano at 08:40 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

I love your work! The mood this image evokes is unreal. Thanks!

comment by Skenz at 08:49 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

How could you made it? It' unbelievable! And so beautiful...
See you

comment by Stephen at 08:51 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

Love the colors. Can't help but see two eyes looking down at me.

comment by owen-b at 08:59 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

This is EXACTLY the sort of thing I like. Simple, otherwise rather banal subject matter put in the spotlight with some lovely framing. Not the biggest fan of the overly green tones but they work nonetheless. The softness of the background is fab, and in a way is one of the things that really says 'Chromasia' to me.

comment by Leicca at 09:04 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

I like it.
One second to raise your eyes and maybe rest them.

comment by DedicatedRR at 09:14 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

I love it. So smooth and simple, great green and the lamp is very nice. :)

comment by Garry at 09:19 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

Love this one... the shallow DOF makes it almost look like it's a small scale toy ... and the simplicity of the composition is great compared with some of the extreme detail shots of the buildings last week (not that they weren't great too!)

comment by Ben Brooks at 09:30 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

Very moody, love the color.

comment by Jason Floyd at 09:35 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

I like this shot - the colours and mood are wonderful. Part of me can't help but saying "post-modern frog" should have been the title.

comment by Vahid at 11:38 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

It's definitely to my taste. Very nice mood to it.

comment by Jarrard at 11:52 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2008

I don't know what it is either, maybe the green? I like it.

comment by Parker at 01:08 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Terrific! I like it a lot. I really like the green color and the simplicity of the shot. It almost looks fake, or like something one might find at Disney World.

comment by bravelee at 01:36 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

the two light bulbs were really nicely captured, but the green color is somehow too "fake" for the scene, imho. sometimes simpler can also make it boring... maybe you should take more photos of your kids, I love your portrait shots :)

comment by Rob at 03:00 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

I like the simple geometry to this image Dave, well done.

comment by RD at 03:31 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Two creepy disembodied eyes staring down at me! Aaaggghhhh!!

comment by kate at 04:15 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

toylike/cartoon eyeball like. funny. great color.

comment by Frank van Hienen at 09:57 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

I like the composition, tones and shallow dof very much. I like it.

comment by João Farinha at 10:29 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

I really liked it. It's a very simple subject but I love de composition, depth of field and the overall mood of the shot. Great work, as allways!

comment by Jennifer at 11:05 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Works for me - great colours and a simple comp.

comment by RD at 11:39 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Exceptional post. What can I say except than I hope that this picture will one day be explained in one of your tutorials.

comment by Donosti at 12:44 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

great line game, beautifull scene. :D

comment by Mathias at 02:46 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Great atmophere! and the dof is just perfect.

comment by csj at 04:25 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Finlay sat next to me, saw this and said "eyes".... I concur ;-) csj

comment by nothingness99 at 04:49 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

This is awsome. I like it alot!!!!!!!!!!

comment by Nick at 05:46 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Technically clever, but (for me at least) a little vacuous; it doesn't speak to me.

comment by djn1 at 09:13 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Thanks all, not least because this one got a much better response than I was expecting.

comment by Gary at 09:20 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Hi Dave -- this isn't so much a comment on the photo as a question about presentation: I've noticed many times where you've commented that a particular photo looks best with the black theme. I don't know the same is not true of the white theme but I've not 'noticed' that to be true and it struck me as odd that the site default is white. If a majority of your shots look best with the black theme, why not have that as default?

comment by djn1 at 09:40 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

Gary: I think most look best with the white theme, but I occasionally mention the black theme when I do think it suits a particular shot.

comment by Adam Swords at 11:01 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2008

You can nearly see the window to my room in this shot. I'd wake up at 8.30 every morning and see you stood outside with a coffee and a fag, David!
Love the shot, great mood and use of shallow DOF.

comment by Sule Bryan at 11:41 AM (GMT) on 19 May, 2008

Your photos are great but I particularly like this one. Very well composed and very atmospheric. It has a dark cinematic quality.

comment by joyce at 03:32 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2008

love this one!

comment by Larry - Spokane at 06:43 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2008

I really like the simplicity here--and the geometry of the diagonal lines of the building, the vertical line of the lamp post, and the circles of the lamps and curved lamp lines (?). I really like the green, too. Really evocative work.

comment by suvir at 08:34 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2008

I like it a lot, more that all the recent stuff actually. I find the simplicity of it charming. Nice tones too.

comment by Xavier Rey at 12:33 AM (GMT) on 21 May, 2008

wonderful !!

comment by Jamey at 11:16 PM (GMT) on 21 May, 2008

Something a little different here, as I was clicking through, catching up on your shots. Very nice.

comment by Ed O'Keeffe at 10:58 PM (GMT) on 27 May, 2008

This photograph reminds me of a street lamp I took in Italy last year


I think I prefer the softer green colouring of your final image - well done

comment by queen.jane at 11:34 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2008

the light!!!!!ohh, the light!!!!=P~