Coming home from school, my mom needed to get some groceries, so she went into Safeway and I decided to stay in the car, because I thought of getting a photo like this. I put on my rain jacket, draped another over my head to cover the camera, and went out into it. Hunched over, I tried a bunch of different angles and settings. I settled on trying to catch a rain drip with the fasted shutter speed I could muster: 1/1000th of a second. But had to compensate by bumping the sensitivity up to 800. Autofocused the AF area on the right tack, set it to manual focus, and kept clicking, hoping to get some rain drop in it. I saw this after a brief preview, shot a few more, and then my mom came back. Took 38 during in that parking lot in 6 minutes, took a few more later (total of around 60), but didn't get any other better then this.
Editing: Neat Image (alot to cover for iso800), minor rotate, crop, b&c, minor healing, little bit of burning, greyscale, duotone (slight cyan quad), image size, mild smart blur, mild run of neat image, small healing, usm.
Place: 54 out of 137 Avg (all users): 5.5773 Avg (commenters): 7.2000 Avg (participants): 5.4118 Avg (non-participants): 5.6815 Views since voting: 752 Views during voting: 330 Votes: 220 Comments: 11 Favorites: 0
Bet those real TACKS are cold! I know they are wet. I think B&W works for this image. Makes the image sadder than it already is. Makes a statement about the human condition. ;) POV, DOF good also. 8 because I like it.