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As I mentioned yesterday, Libby has been back in the UK this week, while I've been at home in BG looking after the kids, and while I can't say it's been easy, or that I've enjoyed every minute, it has been rewarding. Anyway, in light of her imminent return, I looked through all the shots I have that are blogable, in search of something symbolically relevant to post. Unfortunately though I don't have any flower shots, or anything even vaguely romantic, so settled for this one: two tracks converging and running together. Not the most obvious of heartfelt messages, but the best I could do :)

In other news, my Creating Dramatic Images workshop that I'll be running in Austin (TX) early next year (Feb. 5th and 6th) is now full. There are a few spaces left on my one day HDR Crash Course though (Feb. 4th). So, if you're interested in learning more about HDR photography, and can get to Austin on February 4th, drop Dave Wilson a line (who will be organising both workshops):

dave AT davewilsonphotography DOT com

And if you want a bit more info about what we're going to be covering, take a look at this page:


And if you still have any questions, drop me a line:

djn1 AT chromasia DOT com

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comment by Libby Nightingale at 07:28 PM (GMT) on 10 December, 2010

:-) x

comment by Carlos Garcia at 07:57 PM (GMT) on 10 December, 2010

Nothing says I love you like... the tracks... left in the sand... by large tires... attached to vehicles..... that are bellowing exhaust fumes... I gotta get a tissue...

Okay, I'm back. This is a great example of your artistry David. It is an interesting piece. By the way, just teasing. I think the expression of your sentiment is cool.


comment by Cristian Tibirna at 11:32 PM (GMT) on 10 December, 2010

Powerful! Most would just pass along not even realizing the potential of this excellent subject. And excellent postprocessing. Congrats.

comment by Chris at 06:55 AM (GMT) on 11 December, 2010

This is really cool, I like this a lot. I like the contrast and rich color, especially when switching between the before and after images. Regarding a romance shot, I would never had guessed, but Hey!, you worked with what you had and it is the thought that counts, right? Good work as usual. Keep it in mind for a mini-psd.

comment by Jason at 04:51 PM (GMT) on 12 December, 2010

This shot just about sums you up Dave! Simply awesome! Taking an image that 99.9% of the worlds population would ignore and a) seeing it b) realising the potential c) creating a stunning image from it and d) finding a really deep and meaningful message that it portrays. You are good enough to pass some of this to others but what makes you so unique in my opinion is that no one can deliver the entire package the way you do and also so consistently and this simply boils down to raw talent as an artist :)

comment by Pau Blasi at 09:38 AM (GMT) on 13 December, 2010

Huge transformation and excellent result, from nothing to everything!

comment by djn1 at 03:21 PM (GMT) on 13 December, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

Jason: thanks to you too. Now stop wasting time commenting on my blog and post something else on yours - you haven't updated for ages ;)

comment by Samar at 05:27 AM (GMT) on 29 December, 2010

Excellent capture!!