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Out of the Rain and Into the Night: The Passing of Time.
Out of the Rain and Into the Night: The Passing of Time.
grandylive


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Structures At Night (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic DMC FS25
Location: Five-ways Birmingham
Date: Jun 22, 2012
Aperture: 3.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2012

Hi guys, this is my 3rd entry so again please go easy on me. I understand this is advanced editing but i really didn't want to disturb the beauty of the shot too much. It has been a hideous day today! Nothing but rain but i decided "what the heck" and went outside in my super cool bright red raincoat and snapped a photo of a free standing clock by my flat in Birmingham.

I edited using the following techniques:

Sorted out the light and dark using curves.
I then added a grey scale layer and dodged a copy of the original over the top to add a mysterious lighting effect.
I then cleared some of the extra noise from the lights and from the rain above the clock added stars.

I guess i was trying to get across the point that even though the rain really does suck, beyond it is always clear :).


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Place: 77 out of 92
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Avg (commenters): 4.3333
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AuthorThread
07/04/2012 06:42:02 AM
You really don't want people to go easy on you (honest critiquing is a great way to learn this craft - speaking from 8 years of experience.) That huge raindrop (?) is rather distracting, though.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2012 04:58:31 PM
I like the image and the flare. I might have liked a little crisper focus.
07/02/2012 05:45:43 PM
windy title aside, good composition and interesting lighting elements. gl
06/28/2012 06:57:31 AM
The huge circle (rain drop?)in the middle of the shot takes all the attention off the clock which should have been the main night time subject.


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