When it started to rain I couldn't help rushing out to capture the downpour. When I got out I started making shots from under the roof of the main-door. To my surprise and amusement I saw this girl dancing around :)
Then I went back in to put on a jacket to protect my camera from water when making a close up of the puddles. It took three days to get the jacket dry!
PP: I cloned out the trash-bin which disbalanced the compo (see original). It was pretty huge and looked black after I played with colours a little bit. I did some sharpening, too.
Now that I uploaded the shot, I see a lot of disadvantages. Well, it's up to you to point'em out :)
ISO64, Flash, Infinity, Light-Metering: [oo] + ACDSee-Shadow-highlight
* I'm Shining in the Rain.
* Locate on Wikimapia.
* YouTube video of this rain.
P.S. Two or three days after I posted this photo
I met this girl again. I saw her pass by when I was entering home. I recognized her by her manner of walking and by the clothes :)) I asked if she remembered the downpour and herself dancing. She said yes. So I gave her the original of this photo that I had printed for an exhibition. She laughed and said "thank you, haha I am so funny here!".
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robjol (2399) 2009-10-14 6:23
I like all natural photos as this.
We sure can see that it is raining heavy,
Very good colour quality, like the way you have managed
the greenery of the trees. Good sharp focus.
The inclusion of the girl makes your photo live.
I prefer that you should have left the rubbish bin in your photo. It was not so big. Also a true account of the photo you have taken.
In years to come, these heavy iron bins may no longer excist.
Today many clone out things, to make a better photo, and maybe "oh it is not nice to show a bin"
I am not in favour of this.
Just my point of view.
The flats you referred to as "wall", is not bad at all.
I do like this photo.
chrislo (4151) 2009-10-14 14:07
Здравствуй Илгиз !
One famous French writer from the 17th century (Jean de la Bruyиre) once wrote : "Children have neither past nor future. They enjoy the present, which very few of us do." I would like to associate this quotation with your picture. The thing I find interesting is the contrast between the pelting rain and that young girl who's making fun of it, crossing the image horizontally while the rain is falling vertically. Her colourful clothes add some gaiety to the environment. Great job !
alvaraalto (5989) 2009-10-15 2:52
Good idea to defy the rain. Despite the difficult circumstances the picture is attractive and successful.
Was I saw the picture I could remember from my youth a nice it was to dance in the rain and to stamp in the puddles.
serp2000 (38467) 2009-10-15 5:01
интересное фото,хорошую выдержку процессор выставил. Я однажды ливень тропический снимал - просто палки блестящие. Классный эффект мокрых площадей.
Adrian_S (1173) 2009-10-15 5:29
well, I'll point out the advantages ;). For example, the interesting typical sunshine-through-rain-light. Together with the strong green of the leafs it inspires warmth, even if we see the rain drops. There also is a sense of liberty here... she's probably doing something her parents don't really agree with.
All the best
marietom (34607) 2009-10-17 13:34
Jolie composition, on fait de trиs belles images, sous la pluie.
- Copyright: Ilgiz Galeev (ilghiz) (708)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A430
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Naberezhnie Chelny [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-14 2:21