<<< o >>>ringing in the new year 15 comments + add yours

Here's my first shot for 2010, taken back in November when I was in Dubai – a shot of an old bicycle down at the Souk. In this instance the post-processing was reasonably straightforward other than that I combined two similar shots of the same subject to construct the final image: one for the main detail, and another to lighten and add texture to the background. If you're interested, both shots are here:


And beyond that I don't have too much else to say today other than Happy New Year :)

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9.44am on 18/11/09
Canon 5D Mark II
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3x2 + travel [Dubai, UAE] + reflections [metal] + self-portrait
comment by Nicki at 06:39 PM (GMT) on 2 January, 2010

Really fine, seems that chromatic abberation is a art element - good creative work!

comment by Mirko Herzner at 08:38 PM (GMT) on 2 January, 2010

A happy new year to you and your family! I really like this shot to start a new year in photography...

comment by Curly at 09:31 PM (GMT) on 2 January, 2010

I really like the processing David, end result looks like a cross processed pic.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 12:12 AM (GMT) on 3 January, 2010

Happy New Year Dave. As always, a very intersting capture. I usually study your images before reading your descriptions, and I was surprised to learn that this was a bicycle. This is a comment on your thoughtful eye finding art in a bicycle and not a criticism. Very nice!


comment by kate at 04:33 AM (GMT) on 3 January, 2010

beautiful color! happy new year, David! :)

comment by Rachel at 01:49 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2010

very interesting, love the colors. happy 2010

comment by Steven Beckett - Dubai at 03:13 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2010

David, I thought you were going to start trying to avoid giving the images a name/caption? At the rate you take shots you are going to run out of titles before long!!

Happy New Year and all that to you and yours

comment by F. at 09:54 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2010

Great work.

comment by mike at 02:27 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2010

Nice colours in there and reflections too!

comment by Josef Renklint at 12:51 AM (GMT) on 6 January, 2010

I dig your work, as always. This photo has sort of an old advertisement feel to it. Hard to explain.. Feel free to check out http://fotografiker.se/ - I'm planning a revisit to posting photos in the coming week.

comment by djn1 at 07:13 AM (GMT) on 6 January, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

comment by Aimee Grover at 04:25 AM (GMT) on 17 January, 2010

Your photography is stunning! I am a fan!

comment by Justin at 01:53 AM (GMT) on 30 January, 2010

I almost mistook this as a brass instrument at first glance - It kinda exudes a jazzy mood. I like jazz. Cool shot...

comment by Frédérique Calloch at 03:05 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2010

toujours des photos qui me touchent par l'harmonie qui s'en dégage!

comment by Agi B at 03:06 PM (GMT) on 23 February, 2010

I love this one, the colours are great. Any chance of seeing this as a mini PSD?