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Title • Carl, Steven and Franky

This is one of several shots I took of Carl, Steven and Franky this evening, one of whom I've photographed before; but when I took my previous shot it was late summer, the sun was shining, and it was warm. Tonight, with a 20mph wind rushing in off the Irish Sea, as we approach the middle of winter, the grim reality of being homeless seemed decidedly more tangible. I was cold, and I only paused for about ten minutes or so.

Anyway, we chatted for a while – about why I was taking photographs, about their squat, the police, the problems getting somewhere to live – and I took a few pictures. And I guess I wasn't really paying attention to the photographs I was taking over and above composing them. Had I done I might have realised that I was hand-holding at an implausibly slow shutter speed (1/6s) and most of the shots I took suffer, to one degree or another, from a combination of motion blur and camera shake. Anyway, I told them about chromasia and gave them the url so hopefully they'll be able to check out this picture from our local library tomorrow.

Oh, and many thanks to everyone who's already voted for chromasia in the Best of Blogs Awards 2004, it's very much appreciated.

capture date
focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
9.31pm on 4/1/05
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
27mm (43mm equiv.)
aperture priority
C1 Pro
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