After a shaky start since our return from France, I just got another of my photographs selected for Flickr Explore, the 500 most interesting shots of the day - the 27th in total. This one is a close-up of a bride's dress, shot through a Paris shop window in the evening - not the most ideal circumstances surely. I love the abstraction of it, and that it suggests a jellyfish somehow on the other hand.
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1 8 Megapixels, handheld, steadied against the window
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Focal Length: 7.2 mm
Post-processing: Picasa 3.0
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