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In the Rain
In the Rain

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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Safeway Parking Lot, Seaside, Oregon
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Action, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

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

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2005 02:30:08 AM
What!?!? That's Oregon coast SUNSHINE! They're just soakin' up rays, man! Seriously, how long have you lived on the coast? Kind of plain but still pretty neat.
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04/20/2005 03:02:52 PM
Very nice image. I liek how each tack is in a different position. Not many people used water with their tacks. Nice work.
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04/18/2005 09:42:43 PM
I like the simplicity of this black and white shot. Nice contrast, and I like the rings you captured in the water.
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04/18/2005 02:03:05 PM
Nice, original take on the subject.
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04/17/2005 01:40:27 PM
Pretty! I never thought tacks and water could be so artistically composed.
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04/17/2005 09:25:31 AM
Amazing that you created something this beautiful with this theme..reminds me of the Tao shot in the lines challenge..great work.
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04/16/2005 09:14:58 PM
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.
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04/16/2005 12:23:15 PM
I love the water drop ripples. Very classic style picture.
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04/16/2005 08:43:04 AM
Nice, I would have liked it a little more if the DOF encompassed all three of the tacks though. The further one is slightly out of focus.
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04/16/2005 06:00:20 AM
Remiinds me of the Letterman segment 'Will it Float?' Great composition, lighting exposure. Nice, simple idea.
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04/16/2005 05:12:36 AM
Monochrome working well here. The raindrop rings make the shot.
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