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Three in the Rain
Three in the Rain

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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Canon
Location: Cape Town
Date: Jul 27, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2007

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Guesstimated Score: 5.0 to 5.3

Place: 47 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.0063
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 5.9630
Avg (non-participants): 6.0519
Views since voting: 699
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 158
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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08/08/2007 02:56:48 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I love this shot! Wow! I've read the comments and agree with the majority, this works! (Okay, except for the skinny gray triangle in the lower left...but that's fixable.) So, what can I tell you? I suppose I can only express why it works so well for me.

The Impact is immediate. I know exactly who I am as a viewer...inside on a dreary day separated from the group outdoors...alone. I feel distanced from the brave or foolish souls in the street.

The focus on the water drops pulls me inside more. Creative in interpretation of the scene! I feel as if I've stared at the droplets on the window for hours waiting for the world to mutely pass by without care if it does or not.

The composition is superb! The three figures, a group but separate individuals, passing from light toward gray. The diagonal leads them along through the frame. The parked cars top and bottom define the scene. The square crop suggests an abstract piece composed by a view camera rather than a 35mm snapshot. Classic in the realm of photography rather than landscape painting.

I love the grain and the timelessness it conveys. This could have been almost any day of the past century. I don't miss the lack of perfect focus on the droplets...that would have put the emphasis too far in that one direction.

Yes. DPC needs more of these images. The world needs more of them! Whatever the motivation, this is a great reaction to the world and a wonderful conveyance of a personal vision. Moody. Lovely. Graphic. Wow!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2007 04:59:11 PM
An interesting effect. Marks for creativity.
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08/05/2007 12:20:19 AM
an album cover, a musical comedy, a moment of clarity, a drink of water. 10
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08/03/2007 07:52:50 PM
Great image, this could be a big poster. Love the grain and the soft focus.
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08/03/2007 12:03:36 PM
I just love the abstract, timeless nature of this shot. The lack of detail in the figures and their setting really gives a dream like quality. And the rain, of course, just gives a nice context for their wet-weather walk.
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08/01/2007 12:27:50 AM
excellent - what DPC needs more of. I'll bet it's not getting the credit it deserves. 8 for now.
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07/31/2007 09:07:42 PM
Great perspective through glass - really contributes to the "atmosphere" of the shot. I might have cropped a little sliver off the left side, to take out that bit of grey that peeks into the frame in the bottom corner.
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07/31/2007 06:12:27 PM
Ah yes, I really like this. Great use of grain and bokeh.
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07/31/2007 07:06:10 AM
This is definitely my favorite so far. I would have never thought to take a picture like this, but I will definitely have to give it a try! Thanks for the idea!
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07/31/2007 06:00:46 AM
Love it!
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07/30/2007 10:11:10 PM
Three is a nice number in design. The grainy image is really rather good. 8.
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07/30/2007 09:19:40 PM
Your image makes me think I should look outside and grab my umbrella. :-) Has kind of a somber, lonely feel to it too. Like someone looking out and yearning to be part of their group.
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07/30/2007 08:40:51 PM
Nice photo
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07/30/2007 07:59:24 PM
I think I see what you are going for here, but something didn't quite work. I'm sorry I can't be more specific, but I think some more experimentation with this concept will pay off.
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07/30/2007 01:11:49 PM
Nice capture - love the tones and creative look - The top left car for some reason is quite distracting.
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07/30/2007 10:43:53 AM
Marmite picture....In that people are either going to love it or hate it.

I fall into the former camp but I hope that you realise that your score in this challenge is unlikely to represent the true worth of this shot. Brave clever and unique
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07/30/2007 09:51:23 AM
I would put this on my wall....10
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07/30/2007 03:42:47 AM
nice image really conveys the mood of a rainy day...perhaps it would have been better to crop out that distraction on the left and a little of the top
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07/30/2007 01:34:52 AM
Lovely shot. One of my favorites I've seen so far.
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07/30/2007 12:50:43 AM
I tried that and it was horrid. You mastered it perfectly.
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