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Other than the fact that this was taken some time around the 15th of July with my G5 there isn't a great deal I can tell you about this shot as I no longer have the RAW file. As for why I'm putting it up: three reasons. First: this week's Photo Friday challenge is Family, and with four wonderful children and a beautiful wife you'd have thought that I'd have been able to come up with something. But, what with one thing and another, and despite shooting over a hundred shots earlier this evening, it just didn't happen. Second: I've recently been clearing out some old files and came across this one. I'd already deleted the RAW file (note to self: buy new hard drive!) so probably didn't intend to use it, but decided that I now quite like it. It's probably fairly obvious, but in case it isnt', this is a shot of the LCD screen for a video recorder (the one in this shot). Third: I've run out of stuff again. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with something tomorrow as I find it much more relaxing when I manage to get a few shots ahead of myself.
4x3 + self-portrait
comment by tristan at 09:06 PM (GMT) on 18 November, 2004

interesting shot! did you draw that little face on your right eye, or is that one of the standard icons in the camera?

comment by miles at 09:25 PM (GMT) on 18 November, 2004

I lvoe the little icon over your eye, that's great!

comment by djn1 at 09:31 PM (GMT) on 18 November, 2004

tristan: this is a straight shot, and the icon over the eye was intentional (which is one of the very few things I can remember about this shot ;-)

comment by Matt Bing at 12:28 AM (GMT) on 19 November, 2004

really don't like it and that is a first for me.

comment by Tristan at 01:56 AM (GMT) on 19 November, 2004

It's nothing special, but still a fun shot. I think the best part is going from the previous set of surreal shots to this. Pretty comical.

-Tristan (picture life)

comment by Tristan at 01:58 AM (GMT) on 19 November, 2004

As an afterthought...couldn't you get the information about the shot from the EXIF data?


comment by miklos at 04:14 AM (GMT) on 19 November, 2004

This is freaky. It reminds me of that movie "The Life of David Gale".. It's like setting up a murder scene. The furniture looks all covered up (easy for cleanup), the person in the back looks like he's wearing a mask, and the smiley face in your right eye screams pure evil. Did someone drag in the victim by their hair shortly after this? hah!
eff-are-eeky. ;)
How's that for overanalyzing? .. I need to stop watching movies.

comment by peterv at 06:06 AM (GMT) on 19 November, 2004

That's the thing about your photographs, there's never anything different about them. Just boring Blackpool landscapes day after day;-)

comment by Aegir at 08:35 AM (GMT) on 19 November, 2004

Smart! I like it, it made me laugh.

comment by m at 03:21 PM (GMT) on 19 November, 2004

looks like Yorkshire to me!

comment by william at 06:15 PM (GMT) on 19 November, 2004

the first thing i thought of when i saw this shot was the films of atom egoyan, his film "family viewing" in particular. i quite like the shot, but then i tend to like shots of monitors and the such when they are of an image(as opposed to just a desktop or webpage which i usually find boring).

comment by djn1 at 11:02 PM (GMT) on 19 November, 2004

Thanks all.

peterv: don't look at tomorrow's shot ;-)

comment by Cameron at 11:58 AM (GMT) on 20 November, 2004

Hi David, I've been away, so have missed your latest, but I really do like this one, it's very inventive and makes me smile. Q: What do you have on your G5 barrell? It doesn't look like the standard Canon adaptor Barrell I have...

comment by djn1 at 12:27 PM (GMT) on 20 November, 2004

Cameron: it's a 52mm LensMate.

comment by shellllllllllllie at 04:49 AM (GMT) on 21 November, 2004

rock on!

comment by pierre at 04:37 PM (GMT) on 22 November, 2004

very good :)

comment by Zach at 02:37 AM (GMT) on 23 November, 2004

David --

You inspired me to finally snap a self-portrait. Only thing is, I couldn't find the smiley face icon on my camera! Damn. Haha...

great shot.


comment by Christine at 07:13 PM (GMT) on 23 November, 2004

What an amusing and fun photo! I love going through the old shots to see what I passed by the first time that later catches my eye.

comment by imi at 05:31 PM (GMT) on 8 December, 2004

a good example of creativity. excellent.