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For reasons that I'll explain when I post my next entry, this image marks a transition: a state change, both in terms of what I'll be posting, and the ways in which I want to develop my photography for the foreseeable future. Watch this space :)

As for this one: it's a composite shot of five originals, none of which were sufficiently interesting to post on their own but, when combined, create something that's visually more interesting.

As always, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

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3x2 + digital art
comment by DREAMS OF LIGHT at 11:50 AM (GMT) on 20 March, 2010

wow david.. this is wonderful...

comment by Stephen Brewell at 12:03 PM (GMT) on 20 March, 2010

Very good idea cleverly done. Excellent vibrant colours, wonderful composition

Well done my friend

comment by Craig at 12:21 PM (GMT) on 20 March, 2010

The outcome is very effective, I like it a lot. Would make a very interesting mini PSD :) I look forward to your new direction too.

comment by Frank de Jol at 12:52 PM (GMT) on 20 March, 2010


comment by laanba at 01:41 PM (GMT) on 20 March, 2010

I like the results as well. And ooo.... a tease. Looking forward to hearing the news.

comment by Jonathan Robson at 03:54 PM (GMT) on 20 March, 2010

This is one of the best flag/jack shots I have ever seen, would love a print of it

comment by Thatch at 04:00 PM (GMT) on 20 March, 2010

The Bacon buttie place right? Nicely seen :)

comment by Carlos Garcia at 05:46 PM (GMT) on 20 March, 2010

Hmmmm... saying goodbye to the mainland? Please tell me that you are coming to America! :)

Tearing yourself away... transitions... hoping all is well and all goes well...

The blue is incredible, the way the cloud follows the curve of the flag images... beautiful composition.


comment by /\/\J at 07:00 PM (GMT) on 20 March, 2010

i like it a lot! its new, fresh and striking. the blues are fantastic. I also like how the bottom of the flags all kind of flow in to one another. chromasia strikes again!

comment by Mohammed Quzoq at 01:05 AM (GMT) on 21 March, 2010

The outcome is fantastic. I love the idea. Great work. Did you use tripod Dave?

comment by Liv at 10:32 AM (GMT) on 21 March, 2010

Very interesting result
good work one again (:
Can't wait for whats coming..

Also been flicking through the old archives when i can (generally during some class i lose interest in at school), i love flicking through, reading up on all the photos and seeing how much your photography, styles, idea etc have gradully changed..


comment by Tom at 12:02 AM (GMT) on 22 March, 2010

Great image.

Very intrigued to find out what's coming.

comment by djn1 at 05:55 AM (GMT) on 22 March, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

comment by Brad at 01:48 PM (GMT) on 22 March, 2010

I'd love to see your blending techniques in a tutorial. It looks like 5 images are all of different focal lengths but yet the blending of the images seems superb. Nice work!

comment by Kit at 05:24 AM (GMT) on 25 March, 2010

It is so alive, great dynamics perception. Superb craft, Dave.

comment by djib at 12:37 AM (GMT) on 30 March, 2010

Great shot, I love it!