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A Fresh New Rain
2nd PlaceA Fresh New Rain
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Challenge: Something New III (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill California
Date: Apr 12, 2006
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Emotive, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2006

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This shot was chosen for the Kodak Picture of the Day for March 20th 2007, the first day of Spring. :)
It was also featured on the Kodak.com homepage for two weeks as their Selected Photo of the Day. :)
PP steps

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 247
Avg (all users): 7.1083
Avg (commenters): 8.0313
Avg (participants): 6.6154
Avg (non-participants): 7.3015
Views since voting: 25388
Views during voting: 482
Votes: 277
Comments: 111
Favorites: 158 (view)


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12/18/2007 07:24:37 PM
I must have stared at this photo over 5 or 6 times in the past year when I tried to emulate this shot on a rainy day once. I have yet to top this portrait. All those comments! A one of a kind for sure.
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10/30/2007 08:39:18 PM
Such a neat shot, really cool job with the rain falling, and the colors, congrats on the kodak potd
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08/04/2007 09:28:04 PM
wow, whoever modeled for this is very cute! Great photo, love how you captured the true emotion AND the rain falling. Congrats on 2nd place, and for the Kodak picture of the day! Well deserved.
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06/26/2007 08:15:16 PM
Originally posted by exclamationjay:

its good the way Kodak use this pic to advrtise another camera haha

Brilliant Picture though

Thanks, I hadn't tied the ad into the actual photo, thats funny.
06/26/2007 07:48:23 PM
its good the way Kodak use this pic to advrtise another camera haha

Brilliant Picture though
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03/20/2007 04:58:20 PM
Congratulation on the Kodak Pic of the Day. And happy March 20!
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02/23/2007 01:02:30 PM
Beautiful, full of positive energy. congradulations on transfering this mode
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12/28/2006 06:55:01 PM
Technically brilliant - I am fav 207!
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10/26/2006 03:07:27 AM
I want to help get this one to "100 favorites", as it is a great image, as it is nearly there, so if you read this, and like this image as well, maybe you can favorite it too..... "I am favorite number 93".....
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10/16/2006 04:26:40 PM
awesome!!
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10/03/2006 01:38:12 AM
could have sworn i already had this in my faves! it's a fab pic!
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09/05/2006 03:32:28 AM
I really love this shot a lot..
It's got a lot of mood and a story to tell.. lovely.. would have been a 10 for me.. Perfect for me..
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08/28/2006 04:33:21 PM
This one is really so great! I love it.
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07/26/2006 06:41:13 PM
I loved this picure.. so much that I`ll be your 152 fav picture and 23th fav photographer ;) (a little bit closer to those goals) :D
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07/19/2006 03:09:57 PM
Great photo, the emotion you have captured is spot on. Just joined and noticed this on a friends favourites. Interesting to hear all the PP work - to a relative newcomer sounds complicated!
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07/07/2006 11:29:11 AM
Talk about joy in your environment! :)

I have nothing to sugggest improvement, so I'll just say that it reminds me of when my young daughters and I go "puddle hunting" in our rain boots.
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06/30/2006 03:44:31 AM
you know I have come back to this image time and again and the emotion it stirs within me I cant explain... there is raw energy a caged rage that is let loose and freedom pouring from the page. I'd print this and hang it on my wall .. that is how much i am moved by it.

Just wanted to share.
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06/29/2006 01:03:37 AM
This picture impressed me so much before I joined dpchallenge. The strong emotion led me to join and enter the challenge.

Excellent job.
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06/15/2006 11:12:49 PM
refreshing shot. nice edits. thanks
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05/21/2006 10:23:07 PM
Congratulations. Sorry so late, I just joined. I REALLY like this photo. It is very powerful.
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05/16/2006 07:44:55 PM
Wow! Wonderful work. Belated congratulations on you ribbon, well deserved.
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05/13/2006 02:46:27 AM
Great work here. Congratulation!
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05/05/2006 08:42:35 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Great shot.
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05/03/2006 03:34:58 PM
Great impact. Just love it! It makes my heart sing. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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05/02/2006 08:10:09 PM
Congrats on this refreshing shot.
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05/02/2006 05:10:40 PM
This is a great photograph, congratulations on your ribbon. It's just perfect.
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05/02/2006 06:24:12 AM
ERROR: 'A Fresh New Rain' is already in your favorites list.

hmm.

I love it! congrats :D

Message edited by author 2006-05-02 06:24:33.
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05/01/2006 11:55:14 PM
Strong and outstanding in every respect conveying the magic of the element water. Congratulations on your Red.
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05/01/2006 03:15:50 PM
Very dynamic position. Good emotion.
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05/01/2006 01:43:29 PM
I keep coming back to look at this picture... Just an excellent shot. Kudos.
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05/01/2006 12:11:51 AM
It's a fantastic image, but I think it's been spoiled by way to much sharpening.
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04/30/2006 10:55:12 PM
Love the raindropes but one thing that I don't like is the left hand of the person becuase it lookes like it is just to sharp! but I would have voted the photo 9 :)
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04/30/2006 08:18:16 PM
I think my favorite thing about this picture, is the "realness" you captured! I love this shot!
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04/30/2006 06:39:02 PM
very emotive, and it speaks to me
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04/30/2006 02:59:20 PM
Excellent phot enhanced by a very good post production. Tanks for sharing it. Nice and well deserved.
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04/30/2006 01:00:28 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Very cool image the post is super!
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04/29/2006 06:10:01 PM
I love this photo. It is a new approach to the challenge. I like how you catched the rain and the face of the man. Congrats on your ribbon!
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04/29/2006 11:38:50 AM
great shot, I've always wanted to do some rain shots. Great photo and congrats on the RED!
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04/29/2006 11:16:35 AM
altho it looks post processed, it's still looks professional, like something you'd see on TV. :)
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04/29/2006 10:55:09 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Not really 100% liking the strong halo aruond him but it´s not bugging me either but his expression is priceless. Good job!
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04/29/2006 01:54:36 AM
Well done! Great power and emotion in this image.
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04/28/2006 11:38:15 PM
This pic is still number one in my book. Great shot!
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04/28/2006 11:35:20 PM
that's a great shot! congrats on your ribbon!
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04/28/2006 06:22:34 PM
This picture has a lot of energy. I like it.
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04/28/2006 01:47:27 AM
AWESOME shot!
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04/28/2006 12:10:50 AM
I can't get over what an aMAZING shot ths is!!! WOW! I am so glad it is on our home page staring at me every time I come to press update on my . . .ummmmm. . . very much less than ribbon winning score :)

Congratulations on the ribbon and the perfect photo!!!!

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04/26/2006 05:55:04 PM
great energy-love your composition..
congrats..well deserved..
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04/26/2006 03:54:09 PM
Simply love the emotion of the shot as well as the PP... nice work :)
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04/26/2006 03:11:48 PM
Congrats on your ribbon for this excellent shot. Good job!
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04/26/2006 11:38:26 AM
Great job.
Need to learn to do those things in PS.
The colours are wonderful too.
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04/26/2006 11:14:46 AM
This is such a great shot! congrats
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04/26/2006 09:29:52 AM
Wow, thanks for the tips on bringing out rain... I'll look this photo up when I want to enhance some similar shots in our rainy summer in the UK!
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04/26/2006 09:00:30 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon! I'm very pleased for you! And thank you also for your generous comment to me!
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04/26/2006 08:09:26 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful expression!
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04/26/2006 05:08:16 AM
great shot, congrats on the ribbon.
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04/26/2006 04:58:13 AM
This has got to be one of my favourites:)
This picture is stunning Joe!!!!!
Congratulations on your ribbon:)

Message edited by author 2006-04-26 05:00:23.
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04/26/2006 04:40:17 AM
Congrats. A photo with water in it doing well? Impossible! :P
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04/26/2006 04:39:56 AM
Congratulations - what a really great shot, you've captured his expression fantastically. A well deserved ribbon, and thanks for posting the pp info.
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04/26/2006 04:39:53 AM
This is a sensational shot...congratulations on the ribbon. You overcame the dnmc simply by using a fantastic title. I love the mood you created...well done Joe! That 50mm is a legend lens isn't it?
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04/26/2006 04:20:44 AM
Super image, got to love the rain.
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04/26/2006 03:59:44 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Joe! Wonderful image!
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04/26/2006 03:07:31 AM
Excellent, excellent photograph. Like the end of a movie.

I saw what looked like oversharpening of your friend, but it looked intentional to me and it's used to really good effect.

Congratulations!
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04/26/2006 02:10:12 AM
Sensational shot ... grreat
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04/26/2006 01:49:45 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!
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04/26/2006 01:21:25 AM
What a fantastic composition. I love the lines and the flow of light. Great stuff!
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04/26/2006 01:16:23 AM
Wonderful! I'm glad the haloing didn't hurt this shot. It's a fine, fine image in every other respect. Congrats on ribbon!
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04/26/2006 01:05:43 AM
Fantastic! Congratulations on a great shot and the ribbon!
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04/26/2006 12:48:44 AM
Congratulations Joe. One of my top5 faves from the challenge. wtg!
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04/26/2006 12:47:48 AM
Outstanding image! Congratulations!
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04/26/2006 12:43:24 AM
Magnificent picture, I would have given it the blue
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04/26/2006 12:21:28 AM
Well done!
Deserved the ribbon - so does your model for being such a good sport :) Wish I enjoyed the rain that much.
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04/26/2006 12:15:39 AM
Congrats on your ribbon winner!
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04/26/2006 12:11:16 AM
I'm glad this did well. Really a refreshing image (no pun intended) Congrats.
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04/26/2006 12:11:09 AM
Congrats!!
This is a superb image and a favorite.
Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2006 10:06:14 PM
Great Photo. I want to join him
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04/25/2006 07:52:41 PM
i woulde have tried to get this with out the dark trees in the right corner.. nice idea tho :)
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04/25/2006 05:52:11 PM
Excellent shot! Where did you get the crazy person to stand out in the rain and love every minute of it?
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04/25/2006 02:11:15 PM
Haloing from post processing is detracting from this fine shot.
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04/25/2006 10:11:37 AM
Great shot.
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04/25/2006 06:38:12 AM
Good idea and well captured. It looks quite natural and not posed. The rain brings in a lot of impact as well as the guy's wet hair. It is oversharpened somewhat however, especially when looking at the tell-tale oversharpen-aura around the guy's sleeve and hand on the left hand side.

:edited typo
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04/24/2006 11:55:08 PM
This is an excellent and fabulous happy image.
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04/24/2006 05:46:04 PM
Great expression and depth of field. Nice composition.
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04/24/2006 12:53:03 PM
Nice capture, looks like he was having fun in the rain :)
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04/24/2006 12:05:01 PM
Too bad about the sharpening halos. This image is great!
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04/24/2006 12:00:27 PM
To me, this is a nice, different take on the challenge and a good photo, as well. It does look like there's some halo effect around the subject, maybe from oversharpening a little? Other than that, very good.
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04/23/2006 01:58:28 AM
Excellent. The emotion of the pose caught me immidiately. Hoping this for a high placement.
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04/22/2006 02:07:41 PM
Love the pose, the expression. I relate to rain as "fresh", too, so that works very well. Not sure how you ended up with a bit of a green halo around the one hand, but it's a nit and not significant to me. Well done.
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04/21/2006 08:10:41 PM
How long did your poor model have to stand out there in the rain to get this shot? Well captured expression and stance that portrays a definate energy. Love the raindrops too!
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04/21/2006 11:42:44 AM
Wish I could join in ;-). Great job but looks just a little over-sharpened.
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04/21/2006 11:10:41 AM
Well done. Nicely composed.
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04/20/2006 05:06:24 PM
8
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04/20/2006 12:11:15 PM
Creative idea
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04/20/2006 09:49:02 AM
stunning
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04/20/2006 09:42:56 AM
this is sensational...great idea and title...hope this does well for you
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04/20/2006 09:28:09 AM
Great composition and idea. the visibility of the falling rain really makes the photo. Very nice!
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04/20/2006 03:46:28 AM
A wonderful shot.
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04/20/2006 02:00:39 AM
Very powerful!
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04/19/2006 11:47:10 PM
This really came together well. I think it's got the full package. Congrats.
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04/19/2006 11:34:49 PM
I really can appreciate the crispness and clarity of this shut.
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04/19/2006 09:35:15 PM
Simple concept, but something about this photo really speaks to me. Great capture 8.
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04/19/2006 06:47:11 PM
I only wish I had thought of this! GREAT shot!
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04/19/2006 02:06:25 PM
Awesome!! Love it!!
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04/19/2006 11:08:32 AM
Awesome lighting/post work
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04/19/2006 10:45:53 AM
Great emotion!
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04/19/2006 09:15:48 AM
Great shot one of my favorites for this challenge. 9
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04/19/2006 08:48:05 AM
LOL Isn't rain always fresh new? I like it (your photo that is).
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04/19/2006 07:36:02 AM
a bit oversharpen, but a great shot, anyway
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04/19/2006 02:29:20 AM
This is refreshing ... good work.
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04/19/2006 02:17:54 AM
Love this. The greens are wonderful. Unexpected.
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04/19/2006 01:38:50 AM
I don't get it.
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04/19/2006 01:26:38 AM
Outstanding shot in every way!!!
Nothing less than a 10 would do, and added to my favs.
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