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walking in the rain
walking in the rain
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Aperture: 20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2007

Viewed: 674
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)

I almost entered this into the July Free Study. Betcha it would have tanked hard. Vaseline on the UV filter of my 50mm lens and didnt focus at all. All of the blur is straight from camera. A slight vignette was added along with cloning out a bunch of sensor dust. Tweaked the colors a bit to make them pop. I am using a 22 aperture and a 100 ISO for many of my shots to allow me longer shutter speeds during the day without severely blown highlights.

I love the lines, the textures and colors that came out in this pic - which I ma finding with many of the blurry images that I am coming up with. This type of photography allows me to focus on other issues other than focus. ;)

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08/13/2007 08:29:46 AM
Love those colors and ideas. You've inspired me to actually try the vaseline concept.
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08/05/2007 07:14:00 AM
There is a wonderful flow here to this, where the elements merge and melt together (melt is probably the better word for what I'm seeing). The car turns into a mass of street/road which melts into the sidewalk. Dynamic, but subtle in many respects, too.
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08/03/2007 05:01:40 AM
I love the movement, the colours.... wonderful work!!
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08/03/2007 01:34:37 AM
This works! :)

Colors are vibrant, making a rainy day almost fun again, like when I was a child. Someone said something about impressionist painting, I can see that.
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08/02/2007 10:50:59 PM
I really like the sense of movement.
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08/02/2007 08:41:24 PM
Yeah, when I tried my vaseline shots, I quickly learned to not rely on autofocus at all, but to find my chosen point of focus manually. :) This is really nice, great contrast of bold colors. It's like you created the sense of rain with the blur itself.
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08/02/2007 01:34:07 PM
Love it!! you captured such a great moment, and blur adds more dramatic.
Great vivid colors.
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08/02/2007 12:41:43 PM
It looks like a beautiful impressionist painting. Did you ever get your filter clean??? That is a great idea!

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08/01/2007 09:54:49 PM
This is awesome...I love it!

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08/01/2007 09:54:07 PM
the red umbrella make this..like a human poppy, blowing in the rain storm

cool!
~Anni
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08/01/2007 09:40:37 PM
This is really beautiful. Now I'm tempted to try that Vaseline thing, only I'm worried about how I'd get if off the filter afterwards.

You may be right that it would have done badly in the free study, but I'd have given you a high score.
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08/01/2007 09:07:02 PM
Vaseline works well, as do freezer Ziplock bags. I'll be using those this month myself. Beautiful colour.. the umbrella is lovely and placed in the perfect part of the frame.
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08/01/2007 07:56:01 PM
the bright colours work so well in this, great juxtaposition with the rainy day
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08/01/2007 01:54:46 PM
wot an unusual and very appropriate use of vaseline!!! .. it works so well for the umbrella and the rain etc .. the colours are great . :)
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08/01/2007 01:18:32 PM
DARN - it's you. (just kidding) I LURVE YOUR STUFF. This jumped out at me from the thunmbs. Fun colors and I love the movement. Ain't Vaseline great?
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08/01/2007 12:44:33 PM
i wouldn't expect this shot from you. i love that you're branching out. this is fantastic. the colors make me happy!
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08/01/2007 12:22:04 PM
This is excellent. It just sings to me of warm, rainy days. The colors are fantastic.
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08/01/2007 11:58:34 AM
I really like this! Not just because of the effect but also the subject, the texture of the stone walkway and the colors. Great eye!

Message edited by author 2007-08-01 11:59:16.
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08/01/2007 10:19:13 AM
This is very beautiful.
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08/01/2007 08:05:52 AM
very cool. nice colors too. don't let this 30 day thing make you think you should enter any of these blurry photos. resist, RESIST! :P
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08/01/2007 07:31:50 AM
My favorite part, other than the really cool swishy, painterly aspect of it, is how his legs have become one with the sidewalk. Colors be very good, too.
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08/01/2007 05:41:49 AM
I need to try this, the colours and lines are really lovely and this is such a lovely blur effect.
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