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Around the start of this month I decided that I’d make the effort, wherever possible, to post an image a day – and I’ve managed eleven straight days without too many problems.

But it didn’t seem that easy today. Maybe it’s to do with having a cold that’s broken my sleep for the last few nights, or maybe it’s something else; whatever – inspiration eluded me today. So, I’ve used another shot I took a few days ago that was never intended for inclusion here.

This started out as an exercise in lighting a high-key subject, and while some of the detail got lost in preserving the overall feel of the image (particularly immediately above the dial), I do quite like how it turned out.

capture date
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shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
focal length
image quality
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optical filter
Canon G5
9.44am on 15/2/04
aperture priority
+1 2/3
B+W UV 010
comment by Jon at 01:43 AM (GMT) on 17 February, 2004

Bright and clean, awesome shot. Sorry to hear you've been sick too btw.

On a side note, I think there's a problem with your layout -- on my laptop (at 800x600) your pages appear like a mile wide in IE6. Looks fine in Opera and Firefox though.

comment by Tom at 05:36 AM (GMT) on 17 February, 2004

Very interesting and nice. Hard to put my finger on what draws me to this shot but I do like it. It must be the clean lines mixed with the oval that just gives feeling of balance. Anyway, hope you are feeling better and I look forward to tomorrows shot.

comment by djn1 at 06:59 AM (GMT) on 17 February, 2004

Jon: thanks, and I'll look into the problem with IE6 – it's probably a problem with using the css 'float' property to put the name in the top-right corner.

Tom: thanks too :-)

comment by rannie at 01:58 PM (GMT) on 17 February, 2004

Oh look it's my dreaded enemy...

Yes very clean and graphic design looking... as my other half would say, I can picture typography in here.

comment by Jasmin at 01:49 AM (GMT) on 18 February, 2004

Very nice perspective of a weighing scale.