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Caught in the Rain

Caught in the Rain

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Moody and mysterious. Well done.
Kathryn: Danke sehr (thanks much), Red Pen. I've been accused more than once of being moody.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Jan 2008, 00:27
You are on form! beautiful. mal
Kathryn: A pleasure, Mal. Thanks for your continuing encouragement.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 17 Jan 2008, 00:39
This does an outstanding job of encapsulating the concept of WET. Great work!
Kathryn: Wet for sure is the word of the day in Germany now, as you well know. Martin. Thanks for the comment and looking!
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 17 Jan 2008, 01:16
Gorgeous. I can just about feel her very determined stride. A likey for me. Thank you!
Kathryn: Suzanne, a pleasure. Comments like yours keep me inspired.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 17 Jan 2008, 02:44
...i close my eyes and trust your hand,
you take me into the unknown...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Jan 2008, 06:02
A flood of likeys forecasted for this one - and I am not the first.
Kathryn: Thank you, Louis. I am feeling very creative after a 3 week or so lag. I've been out with my camera and my new lens each evening, for short periods of time, weather permitting.
  • Astrid
  • the Netherlands
  • 17 Jan 2008, 06:10
This is so wonderful, the atmosphere is great here again Kathryn, I think you choose the position of the figure perfect!
Kathryn: Astrid, I can't seem to escape the atmospheric type images for the most part.
Oh I love this. I don't know whether it has been put through filters or is straight off the camera, but it has the wonderful impressionistic quality of a pencil drawing.
Kathryn: Ian, no filter, but it is not straight off the camera either. The image of the figure in the rain is as it was taken, with those wonderful crosshatches at the bottom of the image coming from the shiny cobblestones found in the old city center of my city, that become even more shiny in the rain (you can see them on No Name and A Light Nightwalk in my archive). Once I took the image into PS, I did accentuate the rain in PS and also, obviously altered the colors and contrast, and then cropped. I've been, for some time, working with slower shutter speeds and light.

Please to know it appeals to you. Thanks for your visit and your thoughtful comment.
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 17 Jan 2008, 08:15
unparalleled work, Kathryn smile likeyed for all that it says to me.
Kathryn: thanks much terry. i am glad it speaks to does to me too.
Kathryn this is a very classy image. My jaw just dropped open when I saw this one. It just speaks volumes to me. Wonderful. (:o)
Kathryn: Roz, see what happens when you toss the trifocals in the immediately lose 10 pounds and your vision becomes blurred smile

All kidding aside (or was I kidding), I think it speaks to us because it is something we've all experienced--literally and figuratively.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Jan 2008, 08:34
Beautiful, Kathryn. Is this straight off the camera or have you used a filter? You have captured the driving rain and sense of movement so well. It feels more like a painting or drawing.
Kathryn: Ingrid, at the risk of sounding redundant (because Ian Thompson asked the same thing), I did not use a filter, but it is not right off the camera either (obviously). I took the image of the figure in the rain as it is with an longer shutter time to catch the movement of the figure and rain and the light that is apparent in the cobblestones in the foreground. Once in Photoshop, I accented the rain, converted the color, upped the contrast, and cropped it.

The more I work with slower shutter speeds and the effects of movement and light, the more I see the relationship between the depth of color and effects of light and movement.

Thank you for your comment.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 17 Jan 2008, 09:19
Kathryn this is one of those pics you look at and think "I wish I had taken that". Terrific capture
Kathryn: Thanks, Aussie--If you are interested in the techniques for this type of shot, drop me an email and I will be happy to share with you whatever I can.

Appreciate your feedback.
Kathryn, this is such a wonder ! Will go into my likeys ! I love this image, the different grey tones, the presence of the rain, and this silhouette and umbrella. A poetic picture, really.
Kathryn: Thank you so much, Florence I think the poetry is something we can all relate to--being caught in a storm--rain storms, emotional storms, etc.
  • Nig
  • Glos
  • 17 Jan 2008, 11:40
Storminsmile Another quality image Kathryn the Kapturegrin
Kathryn: I prefer Kathryn the Great after my namesake lol!

Thanks for looking, Nig.
  • mick
  • GB
  • 17 Jan 2008, 12:21
wonderful shot kathryn.
Kathryn: Honored, Mick.
A wonderful moody image Kathryn. Excellent job
Kathryn: I am a moody Kathryn and it flows over into my photography, I think. Nice to know you like it.
  • Pops
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jan 2008, 13:07
Kathryn: Aww Pops, you are generous with your compliments and I like it.
Lovely Kathryn - I've just been caught out in rain like this!
Kathryn: Haven't we all, Bernie?
  • Blackdog
  • Uni Library
  • 17 Jan 2008, 13:58
Sublime! A likey ;o)
Kathryn: Big grin, Mike. Yup big grin--2 major accomplishments in the last week..a likey from you and one from VZ.

Mike, I am going to write you because I have been toying with an idea in as far as doing something more with these images than posting them here and would value your thoughts and Ingrid's too.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jan 2008, 14:29
Yeh...sort of caught while caught in the rain. It is a very impressive composition, Kathryn.
Kathryn: Thanks much, Ray. Yup caught while caught in the rain. I've gotten quite brave about pointing my camera at people.
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 17 Jan 2008, 14:54
oh my, work of art springs to mind Kathrynsmile
Kathryn: Thanks, Tim! Now that is a compliment.
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Jan 2008, 15:06
Oh wow! I do love this!
Kathryn: Thanks--I am still mesmerized by the haunting vision of your grasses in the wind near the ocean.
  • liam
  • South Africa
  • 17 Jan 2008, 15:09
Choses Vues has the answers...they should add a "likey whole blog" button for people like you

Dont even think Im qualified to comment on yet another supreme shot.
Kathryn: Oh Liam, you are making me blush, now hush. I have many many poorly done images, but I try to keep those to myself smile
I can't really find words for this K'. Just .... and ..... and .... Thanks for sharing it with us.richard
Kathryn: R, you sure are good with words!
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 17 Jan 2008, 17:01
This effect shows so well the storm !!! Well done ... It's like a painting ...I think it's a woman ... She's trying to avoid the drops walking so fast ... but what we don't know is that she has a good reason to do this : she's in love and has a date with the man of her life !!! She can't make him wait for her, even because of a storm ... Will she be on time ?
Kathryn: Oh Ann you sure have a lovely imagination...ever try your hand at writing?
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 17 Jan 2008, 17:17
You are producing some fine images Kathryn.
Kathryn: Thank you much, Chris. I am working at it.
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire, S.W. Wales
  • 17 Jan 2008, 21:22
I had a similar jaw dropping moment to Rosalyn when I saw this, and muttered something unmentionable. Absolutely supurb.
I don't think I've been to your blog before, but I have a feeling I may be a regular (sorry about that in advance smile )
Kathryn: Well welcome and welcome back whenever. I noted there is no link to your blog and I wanted to checkout your images as well. Leave me the link (or email it).

Mutter the unmentionable, it spices things up. Nice to know my image inspired it.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jan 2008, 21:26
Kathryn, amazing!
Kathryn: Thanks much, Scarlet. Glad you like it.
  • Richa
  • 17 Jan 2008, 21:40
  • Matt
  • 17 Jan 2008, 23:48
Loving it. Wicked.
Kathryn: Wicked is a good thing! Thanks, Matt.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich,,,dryish..but for how long?
  • 18 Jan 2008, 15:20
I don't know quite why but there is something very 1930's about this. It is a captivating image Kathryn
Superb indeed, Kathryn!
Wonderful ! Just wonderful !!

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