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surreal world

i'm officially thrilled. i went out tonight to take some pictures and i came back with almost half a dozen i'm really happy with. i have no idea how the flickr community will react to this photo, but i love it. i'm finally starting to see something i like in my own work. this is my art starting to come through.

 

the photo is essentially straight out of camera (some curves, contrast and vibrance adjustments made to the raw file). the sky is st. catharines' city lights under a strange and heavy cloud cover. the fence and foreground is lit up by a combination of the car passing and handheld manual flash i aimed at the fence from off camera left.

 

view small on black

view large on black

 

the same fence last fall during the day

 

the same fence about 45 minutes earlier:

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Taken on October 11, 2007