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Title • retro light

I took this shot a week ago today, and when I finished working on it I was really pleased with it … but I haven’t put it up, and now I’m not sure what I think of it, though I don’t know why. I suppose that a part of the problem is that recently I’ve been trying to settle into something approaching a recognisable style (or series of styles) and I’m not at all certain how this one ‘fits’ with what I’m trying to achieve.

Part of the problem is that I have something of a magpie approach to some topics – “ooh, a shiny thing! Take a picture” – and I often end up with shots that are interesting (I like the vaguely abstract quality of this one, and the interplay of the various reflections) but I’m not always convinced that they have much artistic merit.

Anyway, rather than keep worrying about whether to include this one – and repeatedly posting other shots instead – I thought I’d put it up anyway. And if you can’t work it out, it’s the main light cluster on a Citroen MPV (though I can’t remember which model).

capture date
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
focal length
image quality
white balance
optical filter
Canon G5
1.15pm on 17/3/04
aperture priority
B+W UV 010
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