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I wasn't going to put this one up as it isn't really what I was after.

To explain: near to where I work is, or rather was, on old bus depot. As I walked past the other evening all that was left of it was the front wall (visible, but blurred, in this shot). Anyway, I took a few shots, but didn't really have all that long and didn't spend too much time thinking about them. When I previewed them at home I decided that there were quite a few ways that I could have shot this scene (which would have been better than this attempt) and decided to go back the day after. Of course, when I got there they'd demolished the lot. I wish I'd put in a bit more effort when I had the opportunity :-/

So, given that I'm not delighted with this one, I was going to go out today and shoot some new material, but I woke up this morning (after feeling run down and tired for a couple of days) with a vile cold – sore eyes, aching limbs, nose like a faucet ... the usual stuff for this time of year I guess – so I really didn't feel like going out.

Pictures of handkerchiefs and cold remedies tomorrow ;-)

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4.56pm on 26/10/04
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comment by Turfdigger at 09:35 PM (GMT) on 29 October, 2004

Well, let's just look at this like a view from the little prison that is the seasonal bug. This looks exactly how I feel sometimes when I'm laid up with the latest whatnot - the world outside is waiting, but just out of reach.

comment by Zach at 09:37 PM (GMT) on 29 October, 2004

First comment. Alright!?

The clarity and richness of color continues to be your trademark. You have the ability to make just about any scene worth studying. True, this is not one my personal favorites, but a solid shot.

Feel better!

comment by tristan at 10:46 PM (GMT) on 29 October, 2004

sometimes it's easier not to shoot, especially when you are not in the mood. i applaud you for sticking with it!

comment by P at 12:05 AM (GMT) on 30 October, 2004

good DOF, strong colors -- but i agree with Zach, it's not one of my favorites or one of your best. but then we're all allowed a clunker or two, hmm? :) hope you get to feeling better soon!

comment by Alec Long [Shutter And Pupil] at 05:43 AM (GMT) on 30 October, 2004

Dave, the one thing I find most intriguing is the tendril of what appears to be smoke drifting through the fence at the far right. Is that coming from the depot?

comment by Kjetil at 10:05 AM (GMT) on 30 October, 2004

Smooth. A great shot, David. You can see the sun reflecting in the fence and green gras behind lighted up everything.
You should be satisfied!

comment by johnny at 01:35 AM (GMT) on 31 October, 2004

Dave. Usually when you say you're not entirely thrilled w/ the way one of your images comes out, it totally rocks and I don't know why you say what you do. But this time, I guess I can understand. I think a little less DoF would have given a clearer understanding of what is in the background. Oh well. Sorry to hear you're sick.