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Title • from here I dream

This was taken somewhere on the south shore of the Dalian peninsular and I couldn't help inventing a story for this one:

The figures you can see on the beach, that you can only just make out at this resolution, are a wedding party. I'm not sure if the ceremony was being performed on the beach, or whether they were taking pictures – we were too far away to tell – but I couldn't help wondering what relationship the figure on the cliff's edge had to the proceedings below. In all probability the answer is almost certainly none – I guess he was just standing there, much as I was – but I found myself wishing that he was more directly involved ... that maybe he was watching his one true love marry somebody else (or something equally bizarre). More likely though is that I wanted the shot to be more than just a shot of a tourist looking out to sea and any speculation on my part was more to do with jet-lag than anything else.

On another matter: we probably won't have our ADSL connection back till the middle of next week so I'm probably not going to be posting many comments between now and then. All being well things should be fixed soon.

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