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Title • out of reach

First of all, thanks for all the comments on yesterday's shot, not least because it's unusual to end up with such a polarised discussion - from "I hate it", "it's the worst shot you've put up" to " I love it". Normally your response is a little more uniform; i.e. a greater or lesser number of you like it, but you don't normally split your opinion quite so dramatically. It was interesting to read your thoughts.

On a related matter: I'd just like to remind you all that chromasia isn't a gallery, it's a photoblog – a visual diary if you like – and as such the quality of the stuff I post, and the type of stuff I post, will vary. I know that most of you know this, and I'm not offering it as an excuse, but it does sometimes seem as though a small number of visitors miss this point. I guess that the bottom-line is that if I was only interested in putting up my best images for an audience I wouldn't do it this way, and there would probably be around 40 images on chromasia rather than almost 800. As I said though, I do realise that most of you know this already, and your input is much appreciated, even when you do tell me that my wife was right all along ;-)

Anyway, on with the show ...

Initially, I wasn't sure about this one, mostly because it ended up looking quite different to how I would normally approach this scene, but in the end I'm pleased with it – there's something about the flat dullness and pastel shades that quite appeals to me. I guess, that the difference between this shot and my usual style is that this one is post-processed sympathetically, rather than being shoe-horned into my expectations as to what the scene should have looked like.

Anyway, given that this is a bit of a departure from the norm, I'd definitely be interested to hear what you make of it (though suspect it's not likely to be overly popular).

Oh, and John put up a similar view of this scene yesterday.

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2.23pm on 5/2/06
Canon 20D
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
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C1 Pro
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