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Water Lilies in the Rain
Water Lilies in the Rain
Smichg


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2017-08 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
Location: Hua Hin, Thailand
Date: Aug 25, 2017
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2017

It started raining when I was on holiday in Thailand. I noticed the rain falling on the water lilies in the pond and the soft muted light. I wanted to capture the moment.

Using a telephoto lens and a wide aperture, I wanted to create some layers in the raindrops. I also chose a fast shutter speed to freeze the raindrops.

In editing, I kept it simple. Using Lightroom, I increased the contrast, reduced highlights and shadows, increased clarity and saturation.

Statistics
Place: 53 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.7797
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8298
Avg (non-participants): 5.5833
Views since voting: 103
Views during voting: 101
Votes: 59
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0


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09/24/2017 07:05:35 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club! This is a very pretty picture and as a commenter mentioned, could well be a motivational poster all on its own. The light is nice and soft, the flowers are tack-sharp and the blur of the rain adds dynamism, a sense of DOF and texture. Composition and lighting are perfect for the shot; I feel that its simplicity is vastly underappreciated. Please keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more of your entries soon.

Susan
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2017 11:12:41 PM
Love the pretty spots of color.
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09/07/2017 06:11:55 PM
I love the simplicity of this image and the contrast between the foreground and background.
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09/07/2017 06:00:43 PM
This pretty, unpretentious image brings to mind candles in a storm, resolute and unflickering. There's a motivational poster without any need for words.
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09/01/2017 12:22:45 PM
Kweeeeeellll
Very nicely done!
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