22 February 2007, Whitehall, Westminster, London
A pedestrian couple, hands together, rush across a busy London intersection, without brollies, to escape the drizzle.
An accidental play on London cultural stereotypes... think about it. It's not a great photograph but it has all the descriptive elements to play right into the popular stereotype of a London winter (or any season for that matter!)
...A London double-decker bus...
...the "Look Left" crossing sign on the pavement...
...rainy, overcast, dark, weather...
...The blur of a fluro high-visibility police jacket...
...the tourist in a motorcycle helmet photographing Big Ben...(maybe that's why the policeman is there?)...
At least, there are all things I associate with London... funnily enough, some of these things I also associate with Melbourne too.
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Orixas (458) 2007-09-16 14:15
Good movement motive! The shot shows the identity of London... wonderful composition!
prezntime (3946) 2007-09-16 17:38
I like the dark tones...the motion blur is well placed I think. Helps convey the rainy day; we all feel a little blurry when it's wet out. What I was trying to figure out was, why does this tilt work. Well, it works because of the interesection of their clasped hands...I could go on about the symbolism, but I'll stop there/here. The water sploch is nice on the lens as well...taking us there.
luisafonso (862) 2007-09-17 3:24
Great photo Mike! London colors at its best. You couldn't take it elsewhere. The gray charged weather is screaming from every pore of this scene. Life blur is very good here. It's another hint to the city where it was taken. Like that green coming from the bottom left edge. Somehow, it gives even more life to the photo. Like it a lot.
vapours (8264) 2007-09-17 4:39
People wonder why I'm saying I can't wait for winter to come, and this photo seems to capture that London feeling of being cold and rugged up, that I love. A good London lifestyle image here.
P.s. You shouldn't have deleted your previous upload, I saw it but didn't have the time to comment on it.
SamB (1948) 2007-09-17 9:22
Nice work here... i like the dynamism of the 1/20 shutter speed very much... all the different blurs, each doing their own thing and going their own way.
michiels (4170) 2007-09-17 12:12
Very nice colours and movement blur. Even when i don't like the winter , i like these colours very much :)
eleparc (24063) 2007-09-18 16:29
a rainy day and some drops of water on the lens to bring this wintery / fall feeling of London! I love this shot, Mike! The yellow touch is a brilliant addition!