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Drained - PCA 102

Assignment - PCA 102

'Circles' by Abaranda


WIT - 'Drained'

I enjoyed this assignment. For the last two weeks I've been seeing circles everywhere, a few of which have made it onto Flickr.


On reviewing the shots, I kept being drawn back to the simplicity of this one. I know it's quite an obvious, even clichéd subject but, for me, there's something appealing about it. Despite the basic composition, I've counted at least 11 circles in the photo.


I reflected on the image again after the comment from Wes about the frame and replaced the photo today with a thinner border. It'll be interesting to see the thoughts of others on the framing issue.


Exposure: 1/125

Aperture: f/1.8

ISO: 400

Focal Length: 50mm

Lens: Canon 50mm Prime

Exp Prog: Manual

Flash: No



Editing Summary (PSE8 for Mac):

- Square crop to centre the drain in the frame

- Conversion to black and white with a few tweeks on the RGB sliders

- Sharpened

- Addition of a black frame (Reduced in thickness later)



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Taken on April 12, 2010