Friday, July 28, 2006

Metal detection

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Nikon D70, Nikon 18-70 mm lens @ 50 mm, 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 200
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It's been a week since my last post but at the moment I'm in my brothers house in Scotland, so without such distractions as an Xbox 360 I had a bit of time last night to process some new shots. Should be a bit more regular now.

I took this on my way to the tube station on Wednesday morning. I looked over Putney Bridge and saw him slowly sweeping the bank of the Thames while the tide was down. He bent over a few times to examine things, but everything was discarded. I wonder what he's ever found - presumably he's looing for relics from forgotten times. There's an interesting display in the Tate Modern of a range of items that have been found in the Thames, ranging from litter from last year, to blades from butchers knives dating back several centuries, and human bones...

No fake soft-focus on this. At first I thought the bridge in foreground might be distracting, but in retrospect I like the 'tilt-shift' effect it creates. Processed with a touch of contrast and saturation, a layer to lift the highlights around the middle, and a vignette set to Overlay.

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