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<edit> Oddly, as with my entry for the Emptiness challenge, the Photo Friday theme has come along, and something I posted just hours earlier has been ideal. This week’s theme is Abstract, and six hours ago I posted this entry in my abstract category – so here it is :-) </edit>

I usually include a description of how I took each shot, and when there’s any ambiguity about the subject matter, I normally explain what the shot is of – but this time I’m not going to. And it might be obvious what this is – it’s always difficult to tell whether an abstract image is really abstract or whether the subject matter is obvious to everyone else – but I thought I’d leave you to guess on this occasion ;-)

As an aside: one thing I’ve been thinking about is the layout of the site. Each entry has three images associated with it; the large image, the smaller images that appear for entries two to ten on the index page (and are used on the monthly, category and individual archive pages), and the 75x75 px images that are used at the bottom of the main index (and, additionaly, provide a feed for my other blog). And the problem I have is that sometimes I’d rather not include a commentary – but that would totally screw the layout of most of the other pages (in particular, the entries on most pages would overlap with one another, and the individual archive page would have a large hole where the image description bit goes). So, in light of all that, if you have any comments or suggestions regarding the layout of this site, I’d be interested to hear from you.

Hmmm … I can see a redesign lurking just below the horizon ;-)

capture date
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
focal length
image quality
white balance
optical filter
Canon G5
9.24pm on 11/2/04
program AE
B+W UV 010
4x3 + photo friday
comment by Andrew at 01:59 AM (GMT) on 13 February, 2004

I really like the clean nature of your site. Nice touch with the image exif data as well, I've done similarly on my very own site. :)

comment by Riri at 03:08 AM (GMT) on 13 February, 2004

I love the new look of the website, I wish I had the same actually. :-) I would get less headaches before going to bed. Oh well, I will just keep coming back to look at pictures like these. Calm and quiet. I also added it to my favorites, for easier access, thanks for reminding me btw.

comment by myla at 08:00 AM (GMT) on 13 February, 2004

that is beautiful.

comment by btezra at 12:22 PM (GMT) on 13 February, 2004

~Yes indeed, the design of the site works well for me and my eye, easy to focus on the subject matter/images...anyways, I/eye like what you present here, the creamey color, the soothing nature of the entire frame...a ton left open to the imagination and interpretation of the viewer...~

comment by djn1 at 10:36 PM (GMT) on 13 February, 2004

Thanks for the positive feedback on the redesign – it's much appreciated. I decided that the site was becoming too cluttered, and after looking at sites like chromogenic.net and pixpopuli, I decided to go for quite a 'minimal' look that's broadly similar to both.

I still have the rest of the site to do, but the basic structure is there so it shouldn't take too long to get sorted.

comment by m a z i a r at 11:12 PM (GMT) on 13 February, 2004

perfect design here. great idea about image detail page. and of course eye catching photos. love the G5!

comment by Jasmin at 02:19 AM (GMT) on 14 February, 2004

This is a simple yet eyecatching photo. The tones are really lovely. Great redesign, too! It makes the eye focus straight onto the photo.

comment by fredrik at 12:45 PM (GMT) on 16 February, 2004

very nice indeed! i like it a lot; it's also a very good theme-submission match.

comment by james m at 09:25 PM (GMT) on 17 February, 2004

O.K, I am going to ask what it is .... I have looked at this a few times now and think that is the reason I like it so much, it keeps bringing me back.

Also the site is looking good.

comment by djn1 at 10:37 PM (GMT) on 17 February, 2004

james: thanks. I've still got some work to do on the site (archive pages, comment entry etc) but I'm quite pleased with how it's coming along – much 'cleaner' than the previous version.

As for what this is of: hmmm, go on then, you talked me into it – it's a straight shot (other than a slight bit of colour correction) of some ceiling coving lit by an uplighter.