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I have a thing about old caravans, but this shot is more to do with texture and colour than it is the caravan itself. In this instance I particularly like the contrast between the sharpness and irregularity of the wall and the muted greens of the caravan itself.

On another note: updates may be patchy or non-existent next week as we're finally moving house on Monday, so a) things will be a bit hectic (probably for months to come), b) we won't have ADSL for at least a week, and c) I only have a one or two shots left to put up. I may manage to take something over the next couple of days and get them uploaded (unlikely), or I may manage to take something after we've moved (but will then have to upload via dialup). Either way I don't think that an image-a-day is all that likely for the next week or so but I'll see what I can do.

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comment by Lyle at 10:01 AM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

Good luck with the move - hope all goes smoothly.

comment by darragh at 11:33 AM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

colours and framing on this one are exceptional. hope the move goes smoothly..

comment by sirio at 11:59 AM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

good luck with the move!

comment by photojunkie at 12:02 PM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

Love the lights and darks in this photo... Good luck with the move!

comment by Henry at 03:54 PM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

Dave, thanks for your kind help over email; your work is beyond amazing! I hope the move in goes all well for you :)

comment by Charles at 04:17 PM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

I like this shot because it echoes the situation with the scammers stealing other peoples work. The rock wall representing the barrier one has to build to prevent others from getting in and stealing stuff; in your case the images and in Daily Dose of Imagery's case, the code. Good luck with the move.

comment by La Musa at 08:36 PM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

This photo is incredible. I like very much the colors and light of this piece.

comment by Tin at 08:40 PM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

I personally think the white balance is a little off. It's a tad bit too much on the cooler side. I would also have cropped maybe 1/5 of the bottom portion out. Nice texture.

comment by djn1 at 09:17 PM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

I'm glad some people like this one as my wife described it, rather uncharitably in my opinion, as "another shitty caravan shot" ;-)

Tin: the colours are reasonably faithful to the original scene. That said, I applied a reasonably strong 'S' curve to the image (to bring out the detail in the wall) and then needed to desaturate the caravan, but I didn't deliberately 'cool' the image, nor do I think the white balance was off. The G5's auto mode is normally quite reliable under normal lighting conditions.

comment by Tin at 10:44 PM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

hi david,

the G5 is also my carry-around camera. i consider it to be always a bit on the cyan side under overcast conditions. i find this image to be a little bit on the cyan side too, especially in the 'white' areas. reduction of cyan would also bring a little more out of the brownish/reddish tones that i see in some areas in the image.

nevertheless, thanks for responding!

comment by djn1 at 11:06 PM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

Tin: much as I hate to admit it, you're absolutely right. I've posted a new version here that was amended by i) using the Curves too to set the white point (on the frame around the window), and ii) using Selective Colour to drop the Cyan from both the Blues and the Cyans. And you're definitely right, this is a much more naturalistic shot. All that said, I still think I prefer the original as, IMO, it has a bit more atmosphere.

comment by djn1 at 11:20 PM (GMT) on 16 July, 2004

It always complicates matters when I do this, but I've replaced the original image (which can be seen here) with a hybrid version of Tin's suggestion (which can now be seen here) and the original. Does that make sense?

The new version, IMO, corrects the colour cast and retains some of the atmosphere of the original.

comment by Tin at 12:58 AM (GMT) on 17 July, 2004

david, i think you did an excellent job color correcting it while maintaining the mood. i highly respect your openness, hard work, and dedication. ;)

comment by tiffany at 05:40 AM (GMT) on 17 July, 2004

Is a caravan the same as a trailor? I'm queer for old trailors and RVs too :)

The rocky wall is terrific, and the frilly curtains make me smile for some reason. I love the color adjustment. Much warmer, and does a better job of drawing contrast between the foreground and the background.

comment by myla at 05:41 AM (GMT) on 17 July, 2004

beautifully done (as always); may the move go smoothly =)

comment by djn1 at 06:07 AM (GMT) on 17 July, 2004

Thanks everyone.