This is my 5-years old shot, but this view is very actually today too. It's raining few days on end.
Do you remember Creedence?
Long as I remember
The rain been coming down
Clouds of mystery falling
Confusion on the ground
Good men through the ages
Trying to find a sun
And I wonder, still I wonder
Who'll stop the rain
I went down Virginia
Seeking shelter from the storm
Caught up in the fable
I watched the tower grow
About your plans for new year
Wrapped in golden chains
And I wonder still I wonder
Who'll stop the rain
Heard the singers playing
How I cheered for more
The crowd had rushed together
Trying to keep warm
And still the rain kept falling
falling on my head
And I wonder still I wonder
Who'll stop the rain
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smarcell (19963) 2011-09-28 2:13
A smart way to interpret the rain !
PS. Of course I do remember CCR !
Juzo (4347) 2011-09-28 2:23
This is great, like a slice of impressionism, the shapes and colours reveal the scene in a beautiful and abstract way.
bema (26407) 2011-09-28 2:24
a well excecuted shot and the song is still a burner..
like a lot that mood capture here, hope you will find the october sun soon..
have a nice day, see you soon, kind regards Bernd
BennyV (14699) 2011-09-28 2:36
A pleasant picture of an unpleasant situation. Very colourful, indeed! Good format & framing too.
The sun is over Belgium today...for once...
PS: How can anyone not remember CCR?
snunney (90914) 2011-09-28 2:48
A very evocative image of a rainy day. I like the way you have focussed on the raindrops blurring the people in the background hurrying past with their umbrellas. Well done.
elkab (4951) 2011-09-28 3:03
Super impressionistic composition with beautiful light and color management. Fantastic rain reflections on the window (interesting effect of focussing on the raindrops)
KLB (23723) 2011-09-28 3:07
Very elegant picture.
Like the square format and your wide framing.
You've seen the high interest of these colorful umbrellas. The perfect management allows to get ghosty silhouettes nevertheless perfectly recognizable.
Great achievement, compliments.
(I remembred only Proud Mary, but thanks to you -and Youtube ;o)-, I now know Who'll stop the rain !)
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-09-28 3:10
A very creative image with colors. Very effective image making the people blurry. Like the framing.
paninho (2931) 2011-09-28 3:27
Très jolie cette photo! et quelle incroyable mise au point! J'aime beaucoup l'arrière plan avec les couleurs floutées! Du bon travail!
JFS (32459) 2011-09-28 3:59
I lile shots with rain and with colors. Very attractive image, very artistic, I love it!
CLODO (32612) 2011-09-28 4:09
You stopped the rain on your picture, by focusing on the droplets on the window and letting us discover the blurred persons sheltered under their umbrellas.
dta (72109) 2011-09-28 4:10
Hello Serghei ,
Very artistic shot . Attractive colors behind the wet window . Excellent choice of focus and format .
Well done .
yzzabelle (257) 2011-09-28 4:22
Very original and colored composition. Very clever to leave just enough clarity in the background to se the people with their ombrellas.... I also like that the background is full of colors! Nice one, sincerly! isabelle
frunchy (1517) 2011-09-28 4:42
nice idea to keep the background blurry and a good effect with the water on the glass!
Best regards, F.
Sergiom (68856) 2011-09-28 5:06
Une très belle composition qui malgré le temps lugubre fait ressortir des couleurs vives chez les passants avec des parapluies. J'aime beaucoup l'imagination.
pipstar (110) 2011-09-28 5:47
Nicely focussed on the rain drops yet the background colours still retain a nice pop and vibrancy that helps to brighten up a seemingly dull day. Well done.
erhan1958 (15525) 2011-09-28 6:43
VERY VERY COLIURFUL AND PEACEFULL SHOT
IMAGINATION TO MY MIND NOW
yquem46 (38750) 2011-09-28 7:23
A great shot really !
Of course very original way to shoot rain, umbrellas and sad weather
You end up with a quite joyful and colorful image
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-09-28 9:35
Stunning photo....very colourful composition....fantastic reflections....great work.....
prasun984 (5590) 2011-09-28 11:32
A great shot from the mirror with rain drops over it...excellent focus on rain droplets on the mirror back side...look like a painting...
very nice DOF controlled with nice light management...
A simply great snap...
siamesa (27899) 2011-09-28 13:39
Boa tarde Serghei
Splendid capture. I remember other photos that you posted here of the same theme. Very beautiful effects.TFs
siudzi (34141) 2011-09-28 13:41
Wow!!! What an amazing image! So creative and original work. Love it! TFS.
emka (87696) 2011-09-28 15:35
It is great photo, such natural with the drops on the glass, nice blurr behind the window, beautiful colours. very creatuve photo excellent presentation.
patdeph (35748) 2011-09-28 23:07
I love the effect creted by the drops of water on the window,I love the colors,and I love the blurred people.Magnificent!
guitianmiranda (5325) 2011-09-29 8:51
I like it, i will try too, good details of the drops on the window with a colourfull background making a good composition.
ashres (1055) 2011-09-30 5:56
The blend of photo with one of my fav song. The september is gone but it is almost raining like July here in Nepal and I used hum "And i wonder, still i wonder, who'll stop the rain". nice perspective to this photo. Its rain in the glass of windows but yet so colorful in the bg, you've got it nice. Nice capture,
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-09-30 22:57
Fantastic Serghei, the colours are superb, well thought out, love it, Well done, Trust you are well, Cheers Iain.
patpatch (1601) 2011-10-01 2:53
What a very nice shot,really.I like this interesting and very original composition.And also the sharpness of the drops of water for the foreground.
The freshness of the colours is very pleasant with some slightly acid tones.
ravinmb (1303) 2011-10-01 4:53
Very wonderfully taken with sharp FG and a blur BG.. which makes an art .. the frame is very beautifully made with a square format.. The colors really matter to make this image a successful one.. This is very beautiful..
Have a nice weekend.
adramad (41240) 2011-10-01 8:38
After a few weeks away on vacation, I am again active in TE.
Wonderful composition, have achieved an image of great beauty, totally looks like a painting with water droplets on the glass, beautiful color. Well done.
Good weekend. Best Regards.
lpi (4857) 2011-10-03 8:28
Très belle composition avec de jolies couleurs.
Kielia (24073) 2011-10-04 4:25
a very pleasant interpretation of the rain, and it is very well composed. The light and the colors are beautiful. I love the mood that you have captured here and of course I do remember CCR. Great idea and outstanding execution. My compliments!
macjake (62364) 2011-10-04 11:18
this is my favorite rain photo ever !:)
what a pretty, cute, and yet smart and clever way to photograph the wet outdoors while you stay warm and dry.
love the play of colors in the bg blur.
i'm very impressed
josepmarin (58047) 2011-10-04 11:27
this one is a kind of photo that I love. The graphical effect created by the raindrops on the glass of the window, and the transparency with the blurry shapes of the people, works to a great graphical level.
And the colors add a lot of visual power at this composition.
A great photo.
marcan44 (6301) 2011-10-04 13:32
what a great idea!
This picture of the umbrellas through a glass fogged up and wet from the rain is beautiful, rich colors.
Very nice focus on the drops in the glass.
Very well done!
cornejo (36547) 2011-10-05 3:41
Сергей Здравствуйте, очень хорошая и оригинальная идея этой очаровательной состав, отличный и обаятельный работают очень хорошо видел и сделал, с большой четкостью и качеством, поздравления для этого. Добрый день и счастливый неделю.
С наилучшими пожеланиями.
SnapRJW (31627) 2011-10-06 10:39
Hello Serghei - I missed this shot while I was away and it is a real beauty! Your pin-point focus on the rain drops is really superb I can almost touch them. The brightly clad figures in their anonymous soft-focus lift a miserable rainy day into a party. Top class shot. best regards Rosemary
bostankorkulugu (42262) 2011-10-09 6:09
this one looks very appealing with all the vivid colours dear serghei...
Uhu (8545) 2011-10-09 9:11
Что-то я такое припоминаю уже! Было уже! Реакция, правда, была пожиже тогда.
Как дела? Дождь никто нафиг не остановит уже, пока снег не пойдет!
ManuMay (36087) 2011-10-09 10:44
A very special one to celebrate!!
Congratulations for this first 5 years!
You choose a n elegant and colourful capture, like a metaphore, with raindrops and with blurred colours, a fantastic idea ands great realization with focus over the glass... Great one!!
Have a very good week...
siolaw (38292) 2011-10-11 2:23
Quite a creative one here! Raining, but quite colourful too! I like the blur, yet keeping the people and umbrellas identifiable! Good sharp focus on the drops on the window.
clic (16166) 2011-10-11 13:25
Thanks for your kind words Serghei
Please don't stop the rain!!!....so you could take more of those inspired pieces of art!
You're one of the few sleepers who can remember his dreams, and that one was fabulous!
I like the rain enlighted of pastels
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-24 3:34
Wonderful IDEA !!! VEry good thought and proper execution..very colorful yet sharp..
skippy007 (12510) 2011-10-24 20:04
Hello Serghei, I must admit I also remember Creedence Clearwater Revival, gee I must be getting old ;-)
Clever shot, interesting & well realized. Compliments
Ps it will stop on its own ;-)
baclama (18581) 2013-08-30 13:06
une excellente idée que de photographier les vitres quand il pleut... le resultat me plait beaucoup!!
risblis (312) 2013-10-05 8:27
I just love this pic!
jabber (323) 2013-10-05 8:31
so much Impressionistic photo and your colors is so much bright like a child`s paint
jcpix (13820) 2014-07-04 22:36
i hope this isn't foreshadowing of this coming September. haha
A superb image that captivates the senses. I first tried to focus on the colorful, blurred backdrop...but quickly realized the beauty is actually in the streaming rain on the glass. A perfect depth of field which brings the two elements together, but focuses on the real, natural event of rain.
I think your choice of broad frame and square format suits this perfectly, I could easily see this as home decor. A brilliantly simple shot, one which evokes the mood and tone of a gentle rainstorm. Love it! Happy birthday, hope it's a great one. Take good care my friend.
Cheers from the "other" side (the sun :)),
- Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) (42268)
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- Date Taken: 2006-09-15
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