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Judging from the number of entries for this week's Photo Friday challenge, Clouds (there are already 488 as I write this, and it's only Monday), it seems that everyone already had a 'clouds' picture they were happy to put up, or found it relatively straightforward to take one. I had a bit more trouble, and wasn't sure I'd be able to come up with one at all. And, if I'm honest, this shot doesn't really have too much to do with clouds ;-)

Regular visitors will remember this starfish/shower curtain from a previous entry – my shot for the self-portrait challenge – and I wouldn't have thought to stage this shot, but my wife had washed the curtain and hung it over our washing line to dry. Anyway, it's hardly the greatest theme/shot match I've come up with for Photo Friday, but I do like the way it turned out. I also took another shot, of a house across the way from ours – I'll put that one up tomorrow.

Oh, and this shot is cropped, a bit, but only because it's nigh on impossible to photograph a shower curtain in a strong breeze with a camera that has a 0.5s shutter lag and still get the compostion right ;-)

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Canon G5
5.39pm on 27/6/04
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comment by steven noreyko at 07:20 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2004

damn david... this is nice.

glad you posted what this is - I would have been scratching my head for hours trying to figure out what it was.

comment by Jessyel Ty Gonzalez at 09:35 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2004

Oh yeah, I remember this from one of your self-portraits. This just on a piece of glass and pointing it at the sky? Or are those even clouds?

comment by djn1 at 09:45 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2004

Jessyel: this is a plastic shower curtain, and the background is the sky (and clouds). All that was done to this shot was a basic Levels and Curves adjustment, everything else (including the colours) is 'as shot'.

comment by Irene at 11:46 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2004

At least it is a very original entry! I like it. Also suitable as a poster on the wall: bright colours, a bit abstract. Yes, I like this photo!

comment by Liisa at 09:20 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2004

so nice, great blue and so well done

comment by Ged at 09:45 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2004

fuc*ing great!

comment by kim at 10:08 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2004

i couldn't figure out what it was initially. very original take on the photofriday theme!

comment by Tudy at 04:44 AM (GMT) on 29 June, 2004

I want that shower curtain! Really beautiful color.

comment by djn1 at 07:23 AM (GMT) on 29 June, 2004

Thanks everyone. And Tudy: I thought it was from Ikea, but I've looked at their site and I can't find it. I'll ask my wife where we got it from.

comment by djn1 at 08:13 AM (GMT) on 29 June, 2004

Tudy: it was from Woolworths, which I think is just in the UK.

comment by peace at 11:04 AM (GMT) on 29 June, 2004

makes me want to take a bath right now!

comment by eMarquetti at 04:38 PM (GMT) on 1 July, 2004

I know this star in other picture! When I know "you" ! :-)

comment by AGK at 06:15 PM (GMT) on 1 July, 2004

Reading the details make it more interesting! I had no imagination for the clouds theme...and no new clouds, since it's rained here for, oh, forever now...so I had to go with an older image as well - of regular clouds. Maybe next time!