untitled #20 / 16 April, 2006 [click for previous image: the world stands still]
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Title • untitled #20

I don't have a great deal to say about this one other than to tell you it's a card in a window, reflected against the glass.

Update: until I read M's comment (the third one from the top) I wasn't sure what it was that was bothering me about this image, but his point about there being too much headroom prompted me to have a quick rethink: hence the version that's up now. I did think about a 2x1 crop, one of the standard aspect ratios I use, but it just didn't work, so I've gone for the relatively unusual option of cropping to a 16:9 aspect ratio. If you're interested, the shot I originally put up is here:


Oh, and I also added in a very small amount of the original colour. The b&w version was ok, but I think I prefer this one.

Update #2: one of the great things about posting an image a day is that it forces you to improve your postprocessing, especially on days when you have less than ideal material to put up. But it can also be a bit of a curse when you're not quite sure how best to present an image. Anyway, all this is a roundabout way of saying that the version that's now up is one that I'm much happier with.

And if you want to trail back through the previous versions, the second one is here:


On which note, I'm off to bed as it's now 2.00am here :-/

Update #3: right, I've just put up version four, which is a slight improvement, but I've decided that this is the last version. The trouble with images that I'm not entirely happy with is that I could edit them forever, and never get nearer to the ‘right’ version. Anyway, the third and previous version is here:


On which note, I'm off to bed as it's now 2.00am here :-/

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
1.46pm on 16/4/06
Canon 20D
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
118mm (189mm equiv.)
aperture priority
C1 Pro
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