He left his bike out again

Photo Information
from the Rain competition
17/09/2009 - 19:42GivingTree
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter Speed1/30
Focal Length20mm


Link Posted 17/09/2009 - 20:18
Love this pic, would be even better if that light source were out of the pic.
Nice capture of the rain, makes me wanna wish for really bad weather with heavy rain and try it for myself.

Pentax K10D (soon to be K7 I hope)
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
Karl Zeiss Jena S 135mm 3.5
MC Zenitar 2.8 16mm Fish Eye
Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8
Asahi Pentax 500mm 8.0


Link Posted 18/09/2009 - 10:44
Thats a great shot. It actually makes me feel cold and wet. Love the rain in it. How many attempts did it take to get just right? The B&W really accentuates everything.
Pete M
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Link Posted 18/09/2009 - 14:09
That's magic Emily. I love the trails of water pouring down and the hint of detail in the ground. It's a well spotted subject. The black and white conversion works well.
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Link Posted 20/09/2009 - 16:26
Thanks, all!

Posted it mainly just to get it in "my portfolio".

Draken - if you ever try this shot, I want to see it!!

Pete - it was pouring buckets, and I just grabbed and shot. This is actually about 100% crop, and I was about to throw the entire pic in the garbage when I noticed how the headlight played on the bike. Rudimentary processing in Picasa.
"Just put your eye to the camera and push the button-thingy."
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Link Posted 22/09/2009 - 19:50
If I could knock out grab shots like this I would be a happy man. It's very atmospheric and shows that it does not have to be sunny to take the best shots.
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