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Here's the second shot of Craig that I mentioned, which I think works quite a bit better than the one I posted yesterday.

In related news, Craig and I are heading up to the Shipka Pass tomorrow. When we first moved out to Bulgaria Craig helped me drive over. We spent a fair amount of time running around getting things ready for Libby and the kids to arrive, but we also went out on a few photographic trips. The most interesting, or at least potentially most interesting, was a trip to the Shipka Pass. Unfortunately though, by the time we got there I was ill, so while Craig climbed the 816 steps up to the monument I sat in the van feeling sorry for myself. So, 17 months later, we're going again. Watch this space.

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comment by Anne at 06:59 AM (GMT) on 20 October, 2010

I miss the colours of the original in your picture, they are lovely.

comment by Matteo at 07:17 AM (GMT) on 20 October, 2010

I think this one is a lot more your style. Previous was good but sort of anonymous, this one is definetly you.

comment by PAT MOORE at 07:39 AM (GMT) on 20 October, 2010

all this contrived shit

comment by Nicki at 10:38 AM (GMT) on 20 October, 2010

Seems that Craigs Crumpler is larger than hinself ;) - great shot Dave!

comment by Carlos Garcia at 11:45 AM (GMT) on 20 October, 2010

Love this location and the tones in your processing. Safe travels to Shipka Pass.

comment by djn1 at 02:49 PM (GMT) on 20 October, 2010

Thanks everyone. Well, apart from Pat ;-)

Anne: I liked the colours too, but as yesterday's shot was in colour I thought I'd go with black and white with this one.

Pat: contrived what? Content, processing?

comment by Daniel Mole at 05:41 PM (GMT) on 20 October, 2010

Great Image, Love the contrast and love the black and white version. Really great blog!

comment by Chris at 04:49 AM (GMT) on 21 October, 2010

I prefer this version to the previous one. I think the Black and white gives the image a stronger or more industrial feel to it. I also like the incorporated yellow in the highlights. Enjoy Shipka Pass, the architecture of the monuments looks interesting.

comment by djn1 at 10:26 AM (GMT) on 21 October, 2010

Thanks Daniel.

Chris: I agree. I liked the colour version but monochrome seemed to fit better with the nature of this shot.

comment by csj @ID7 at 11:37 AM (GMT) on 25 October, 2010

'PAT': whilst your comment is valid, and is probably a fair opinion. I can assure you that It wasn't contrived. I didn't even realize that he was pointing the camera in my direction. I had moved to that end of the building, as I wanted to shoot the village in the distance through the broken glass. I was contemplating the framing, then shooting the image. So not contrived in that respect. Oh and I hate being photographed.
Nicki: Yup its a big old Crumpler, takes my 17" macbook, and all my kit, and still adheres to Hand-luggage size on most carriers. I love it.