Rainy Day Blues

by Hickie - Melbourne, Derbyshire, UK Simon

rainy day blues seeking critique hickie melbourne derbyshire uk simon

Gallery: Architecture / Documentary / Street

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Street

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon PowerShot A570 IS
Date Time Original : 2009-11-21 16:20:48
Focal Length : 127/10
Shutter Speed Value : 1/50
Exposure Time : 1/50
Aperture Value : 4.0
F Number : 4.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Flash : 24
Metering Mode : 5
Exposure Mode : 1
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 180.000000
Y Resolution : 180.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

Published: Monday 25th of October 2010 08:31:35 PM


Simon Hickie - Melbourne, Derbyshire, UK

Thanks! Not really - we have the very occasional tremor, but 4.0 is about as bad as it gets. These houses were built in the 1600s and typical of their period.

Maria Bostenaru

Love this photo of a typical half-timbered house in the UK.

Do you have earthquakes there?

Jim Air

Hi Simon

Nice shot, I like the rippled effect an the colours of the umbrella add to the impact. Nice work !

What also attracted me to your shot is that you live in Melbourne, Derbyshire.  I have an aunt, uncle and many cousins, etc who live in that village.  We visited it again from Auckland, New Zealand, for the wedding of the daughter of a cousin last year.  Lovely little village !

Warm regards, Jim

Ranga Rathnam


Alf Bailey
Hi Simon

An unusual and therefore very original combination of 17th Century Architecture and street photography, the motion blur and rain drops are essential elements that express the atmosphere and make this image work.

Best Regards


Simon Hickie - Melbourne, Derbyshire, UK

Thanks to all who have commented so far. I posted this image as a example of the fact that 'your camera does not matter'. This was taken on a Canon Powershot 570is compact picked up on a well known auction site for 55ukp.

Simon Hickie - Melbourne, Derbyshire, UK
Rainy Day Blues Shot with a Canon Powershot A570is through a car window - at least I was dry!

Next Image >>