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I took this on the way home from work today, and of all the shots I've produced with my 20D this is one of my favourites ... just don't ask me to explain why.

On another matter: I was really pleased to be awarded a noteworthy for my entry for the Furry challenge. Thanks to everyone who voted :-)

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5.48pm on 5/10/04
Canon 20D
EF 50mm f/1.8 II
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3x2 + fylde coast
comment by deceptive at 11:50 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2004

Nice shot, one of my favourites of yours. I like the DOF giving the blurry scene in the background but what I like most is the tower being aligned to the chain - very nice.

comment by PhilB at 12:08 AM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

I like this too. Think it's the contrast of the horizontals with the lamp post and drain pipes.

Congrats on the Noteworthy too! ; )

comment by Rodrigo Gómez at 02:10 AM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

I like it, but I feel a little more of "definition", so to speak, of the hangig bar would help, at least for me. Somewhat it just eludes my eyes, doesn't show up as the supporting bar. It might be a good thing, I don't know, but that's what comes to my mind. The building in the back looks great, and the "softness" of the background is great. I can't wait for my own 50mm 1.8 lens to arrive, hopefully this week!


comment by Charlie at 04:35 AM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

Beautifully composed shot... I love the carefully placed shapes in the background with the striking sharpness of the foreground bar and chain! :) And congrats on your Furry recognition... that image was fabulous as well. :)

comment by tiffany at 05:07 AM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

Very cool. I wonder if this is uniquely cool to photo nerds. It's like a tease on DOF. Something about this odd focused piece hanging in the foreground - feels like an inside joke. I'm weird, right?

--Aside from that, I like the lines going on here, and the squiggly pattern on the metal bars. Really really nice - one of my favorites of your latest work.

comment by mario at 08:12 AM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

Besides all stated above, I like the contrast that street has..left side being in the dark and the left one sun bathed. And the bars in the middle look like the part of a scale, balancing between day and night.
Great shot!

comment by Timmargh at 09:52 AM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

Gotta agree about the chain/tower alignment and the horizontal/vertical lines. Great photo.

comment by peter crymble at 01:16 PM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

The 1st photo in a while thats made me stop and think. I can't figure out whats good or bad about this - its just strange! The coloring is great, and the DOF is nice (nice and easy on a Canon 20D!). Its a very interesting shot - I guess what I'm not sure about is the positioning of the beams - not centred yet not toally in the top third. The chain is also off centre. At first my eye catches the blurred tower - then after I am drawn to the two beams running across the shot. Its a very interesting image..at least you cant be accused of using cliche shots! PS 1/4000 shutter speed seems exceptionally high??

comment by east3rd at 02:25 PM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

Someone mentioned that this was like an inside-joke for "photo nerds"... I don't get it. It's certainly thought-provoking, and the point of view is very interesting, but I guess as a whole it dosn't appeal to me as much as your other work.

comment by P at 04:41 PM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

i like this image too. the high contrast and lack of warm colors make it seem very cold to me. great use of DOF. this is definately one of your better ones of late!

comment by djn1 at 10:07 PM (GMT) on 6 October, 2004

Thanks everyone. I think the reason this shot appealed to me, having had a day to think about it, is that there seems to be two sets of patterns or regularities in the image; the broad sweep of the road offset by the sharp horizontal of the beam, and a secondary one; the chain, tower block and lamp-post.

comment by kane at 05:44 PM (GMT) on 7 October, 2004

I love how your eye often finds the beauty in even the simplest of things.

Congratulation on your noteworthy award.

comment by http://hanaeh.skynetblogs.com/ at 12:23 PM (GMT) on 11 October, 2004

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