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A sense of water, no. 5

A sense of water, no. 5


Exposure Date: 2015:08:24 17:17:32;
Make: Leica Camera AG;
Model: M9 Digital Camera;
Exposure Time: 1/125.0 seconds s;
ISOSpeedRatings: ISO 320;
ExposureProgram: Other;
ExposureBiasValue: +65535 2/3
MeteringMode: Other;
Flash: Flash did not fire;
FocalLength: 21.0 mm mm;
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm: 21 mm;
Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Macintosh;


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Your comments are appreciated. One of a series of images (in progress),

in-camera and without Photoshop special effects, on rain, shot in August


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Out of the short series I like #5 best. Hard to tell exactly why, but I think the cool greens and grays invoke more of a rainy feeling with me. Also, the rain effect here is more modest, there are a few recognizable drops, it looked "rainy" right from the start. In others (especially #1, #2) the effect is more pronounced and, sadly enough in this age of Photoshop and other image manipulation programs, looks manipulated. I know, you didn't, but those images made me think of some fancy post-processing work, while with this one here it was rain that came to mind right away. That's why it is my favorite! I like it a lot.


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Hello Christopher. Thank you for your kind comments. You are right that the effect varies with the intensity of rain and the way it is "frozen" (captured on a glass sheet while trying to keep the background in focus). I also like this one, as the trees are rendered somewhat indistinct through the rain drops. I will add more to the series as I transfer them from camera computer. I have also done this with snow melting on a glass. Further work will explore more the question of content versus effect.  

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So, you were shooting simply through a piece of glass? I thought you were probably riding on top of a double-decker bus. All the viewpoints are high and overlooking a street or road. It's a cool idea!

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