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Challenge: In the Rain (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: May 17, 2012
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2012

[May. 24th, 2012 10:39:59 PM]

Nope -- this isn't expert editing, even though my raindrops look like they're falling up.

The problem is that the rain is lit from behind. Which is ok. But if it's lit by flash, not ambient light, and the shutter speed is set to 1/60 sec, then it looks like the rain is falling up.

Had I noticed, I could have used a 2nd curtain flash, but that probably would still look funky. The rain should all be the same width!

We just don't have much strong directional light on the deck.

It may not be expert editing, but it is fake rain. It's the garden hose with a fan spray head on it.

I had another shot that I really liked:

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It was a hard decision. But I liked moment in this one.

Place: 6 out of 51
Avg (all users): 6.9173
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.5313
Avg (non-participants): 7.0396
Views since voting: 1214
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 133
Comments: 13
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05/26/2012 02:06:38 PM
Is there NOTHING you aren't good at, sweet Wendy?

Congrats again!
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05/25/2012 01:20:12 PM
Congrats on the placing! Glad you chose this one.
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05/25/2012 12:15:32 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2012 07:37:04 PM
Just like a kid. Great composition. (voted earlier)
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05/23/2012 12:05:45 PM
looks so refreshing
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05/22/2012 06:28:46 PM
Brilliant shot!!
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05/22/2012 02:38:17 PM
I love this because I remember doing it. It's good to 'feel' something when you 'see' someone's art.
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05/21/2012 11:08:33 AM
Love it!
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05/19/2012 10:20:24 PM
i felt the rain was upward...
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05/19/2012 01:30:42 PM
This is my favorite in the challenge. 10
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05/19/2012 11:44:57 AM
Top 5
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05/18/2012 04:22:10 AM
I really like the composition as well as the joy of this shot. I feel it would have even worked better if the rain you have created (an subsumption) was opposite so to appear more as falling instead of rising. Still, very nice.
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05/18/2012 04:03:14 AM
I really love this photo - it's in my top 5 - I have to tell you, though - it looks like the rain is faling upwards. Which added to the overall interest of the picture. Just really liked it - and I thought it was a great representation of the challenge.
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