the lure of the sea #2 / 22 November, 2006 [click for previous image: winter's flight]
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Title • the lure of the sea #2

This isn't one of my most striking shots, but I do like it; for two reasons.

First: it's a shot of the couple that I put up two days ago. When I titled the first shot I did so on the basis that the woman looked very purposeful; despite what must have been a 30mph wind (or more) she was striding directly towards the sea. In this shot, taken a couple of minutes later, she's increased the distance between herself and her partner, and has reached her destination. I guess the reason I'm pleased is that my title, in this instance, was right (at least to an extent).

My second reason for posting it is that I'm intrigued by the apparent degredation of the image, particularly noticeable in the waves. Initially, I almost didn't process it because it looked noisy, but it isn't. I think it's a combination of the 1/20th shutter speed, a relatively shallow depth-of-field, and the general murkiness of the day; but in the end I decided that I really liked the way the detail broke down in the image.

Oh, and I probably wont be posting anything tomorrow as I'm not sure that I've got anything else worth putting up and I'm stuck at work until around 9pm. If I don't manage to sort something out I'll definitely get something up on Friday.

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shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
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RAW converter
4.10pm on 18/11/06
Canon 20D
EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
200mm (320mm equiv.)
aperture priority
C1 Pro
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