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As with my entry for last Friday this shot was taken near Blackpool's South Pier, and other than the fact that I'm really pleased with the way it turned out (in terms of colour and composition) I don't think I've got too much to say about it.

As always though, I'd appreciate your thoughts.

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Canon G5
5.01pm on 4/8/04
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4x3 + fylde coast [scenic] + people + self-portrait
comment by Romain at 10:34 AM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

Very nice! That would make a fine Mirror Project entry.

comment by Henry at 11:49 AM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

I'm curious on how/why the side windows are tinted blue but the two middle columns are pink-ish. Did it just happen to be that way? What I like about this image so much is that it looks like someone from inside the building is taking a picture of you (and your wife?). Neat!

comment by djn1 at 11:59 AM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

Romain: I have a few shots that would be good for the Mirror Project, I just haven't got around to sorting it out yet.

Henry: the colours are natural, it's just that the windows are tinted differently. And the shot is of me and my 14 year old daughter! lol

comment by francesca (italy) at 01:23 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

This blog is something spectacular.

comment by kendall at 03:25 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

Sigh - what can I say? Once again, gorgeous, great shot. I really like this one...

comment by Maxine at 03:26 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

It reminds me (don't know why) a David Lynch 'frame of mind' scene. (oh well is it a 'David' thing? :) Just superb! Every thing works so well, colours, composition, mood. Cannot wait for the next shot :)

comment by Ryan at 03:37 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

whooo hooo, nice hams! :)

comment by Tristan at 05:38 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

Another great shot! I like the tinting. The reflections are great. I especially like the reflection in the bottom-left orange frame with the small group of people.

On a slightly different note, I was wondering, does your family embrace your photography? Do they get annoyed when everyone has to stop so you can take a picture of a window? Just curious ;) ...

comment by myla at 07:28 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

This is great, Dave. I love the hippie in the background -- what is that? A lamppost decoration? This image is great -- I love how the windows are different colors, it really adds to the fantasy-like quality of this shot. Very impressive. =)

comment by Irene at 08:02 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

How well noticed! This does make a great photo. The two windows in the middle almost with a sepia-look, turning the photo into a historic one, and the 2 blue windows make it a sparkling image (with only the 'sepia' it would me much duller)

I have two objections: the line in the middle isn't straight and it is not 'not straight' enough to be acceptable.

Second objection is the lampost growing out of your head....but I can understand that that was impossible to see during the photoshoot.

Sorry to be so nit-picking ( is that an english expression?) but your photo's are always so perfect and I feel like this is a beginners-fault.

comment by djn1 at 08:19 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

Tristan: it depends what we're doing. In this instance my daughter and I were out for a walk, so we wandered along, chatted, and took the odd shot here and there. On occasions where we're actually trying to get somewhere either I get left behind or told to catch up and stop taking photographs ;-)

Myla: the hippy in the background is one of the many hundred (/thousand) Blackpool Illuminations.

Irene: I take your point about the lamppost, thought I don't think it really detracts from the shot, but the composition was intentional; i.e. the leftmost upright is vertically oriented.

comment by Shady|Wolf at 08:38 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

I just wanted to say that i have enjoyd your pics for a month now and they are awsome you are truly inspiring artist id say. Thank you for these pictures.

comment by your_waitress at 09:54 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

i love this shot for two reasons. one it reminds me of a funhouse, with the skewed mirrors. two, it is not perfect, just candid and interesting, which i always enjoy. nice work! ;-)

comment by Jason Davies at 10:05 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2004

Yes I like this one. Everything about it really!

comment by tanner at 08:49 AM (GMT) on 9 August, 2004

nice coloring.

it almost looks fake, but that's what makes it beautiful.

heh, i almost missed you in the image the first time. i thought it was just a couple.

comment by william at 10:09 AM (GMT) on 9 August, 2004

wow, i really like this shot. mainly i love the colour. i hadn't even noticed that you were in the shot until it was pointed out. as for the lamp post. i don't think it's important at all. as the photograph for me isn't about you being in the shot(or people really), but about environment/colour.