Let’s cut to the chase. Here it is:
Sealed bids will be accepted from midnight tonight. Cash only.
Why is this better than the Rhein? Well I spent a lot of time and effort taking this. I had to sit on the concrete to get down to this level and at my age that’s no mean feat. Its got a lovely splash of colour in it and everything that the Rhein image has too – flowing water, sky, pathway, you can just see some grass at the base of the blue post, left hand side half way up. You say it’s a weed? OK, but it’s awfully similar to grass. And my photo is small enough to fit in to an average home. You don’t need a living room the size of St. Peter’s Basilica in which to hang this. I’ll print it on A4 if you like.
I’ll give you the technical guff :
Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux lens wide open at F1.4, ISO 160 and 1/3000. I tweaked the luminosity a bit in PS and Bob’s your jolly old uncle. I hardly think this qualifies as digitally manipulated. It’s not a Berlusconi after all.
So there we are. I shall set the alarm for midnight in the hope the bids flood in.