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What a day for a funeral !!!!
The journey to Finedon in Northamptonshire started with rain, but there were clear patches. We had hailstones at the burial, but the journey back was in very heavy rainSadSadSad

I've been looking for "motion" images for a competition and this afternoon gave me lots of opportunitiesSmileSmileSmile as Tony did the driving. SmileSmileSmile

First of all there are the cars ahead of us on the motorway, shooting up spray. Then the wipers on the car attempting to help visibility. But the cherry on the cake has to be the way the raindrops then travel to the side of the screen creating pathways. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I was fascinated with the patterns that they created
Thanks for looking and for recent clicks and comments
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 May 2012 - 4:15 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Motion
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:15 May 2012 - 7:04 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Specialist / abstract, Transport
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 7:24 PM

Just the red lights showing in a world turned grey. I've looked out at that sort of view so often and regretted my camera bag being in the boot... Brilliant. I love the way the two planes combine to create a composition.
Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 7:25 PM

Thanks Moira Smile

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43692 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 7:41 PM

Not a trace of colour-popping, just umpteen shades of grey and a splash of red. I like this very much, Helen. It is a very attractive effect.

Malc

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 7:47 PM

Thanks Malc - no digital manipulation at all, which is unusual for me I know, and usually my "staight" photos do very poorly - but hey ho, I like it SmileSmile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54239 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 7:49 PM

This is just excellent Helen. The drama, the b/w, the dots of colour.... and beautifully composed and timed to avoid the wiper but so we get two types of wet. Love it.
Chris

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 7:53 PM

Many thanks Chris - delighted to have been given your User Award SmileSmileSmile

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taggart
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15 May 2012 - 8:01 PM

I like the bits of red in the reflections!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 8:05 PM

Thanks Jenn Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 8:25 PM

.... milk, no sugar Grin.

Excellent capture of an all too familiar scene. Shades of grey with red highlights is a superb combinaton, and the sweep of the wiper gives a great diagonal.

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 8:29 PM

Thanks Dave

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91895 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 8:37 PM

The contrasting clash of water patterns on the car screen look great Helen but that car in front was the master touch for me. It pulls everything together.
Deserving of a visit from the Editor imho.Smile
Brian.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 15 May 2012 - 8:37 PM

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 8:46 PM

Nice thought Brian WinkWink

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 9:28 PM

so often my camera is in the boot and I keep saying I will keep it with me just in caseWink well seen photo opportunity

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 10:09 PM

right from the road nightmare. Do the dear departed really wish that we drive endless hours in the rain?
that is exactly what you feel like when you are working hard to stay focused. Driving and staring at road signs, endless roadworks , hoping that the OH looks occasionally at the signs. In case I miss them. And when he drives, I try not to miss anything.
we should have gone to Leeds for a funeral. I wasn't keen, not at all. Glad I escaped the thing I dreaded and see in your picture, 16 -18 hours of motorway in the rain, only interrupted by 2 hours of ferry. I think I'd rather say a prayer in the garden and plant some flowers.

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Anna_W
Anna_W  2 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 10:21 PM

You timed this to perfection Helen, with the car ahead and the bank of red lights adding a splash of colour to the otherwise grey day. I really like the patterns from the lines of water radiating out across the windscreen - a creative and very interesting image. Well thought out and captured!
Regards
Anna

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 10:24 PM

Thanks Ann, Annette and Anna - 3As in a row SmileSmileSmile

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Eviscera
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15 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

Super image , depths

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 10:56 PM

Despite all your skills and imagination you've
captured a natural winner on many levels.
KateGrin

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franken
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15 May 2012 - 11:10 PM

The red makes it Helen - superb!

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Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 11:13 PM

Unless I read the write up I would say nice use of selective colouring. But the shot is exactly as it was. Brilliant!
Paul

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andylea
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16 May 2012 - 8:51 AM

very clever capture heln top shot Wink
andy

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2012 - 9:46 AM

excellent idea and worked well Helen.
regards
Yung

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Hop-A-Long
16 May 2012 - 10:18 AM

Red light spells danger. Great shot.

Andy

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digital_boi
16 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

good one Helen did not have time to comment last night just click the rain splatter running of the eges makes it for me

Graham

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Lillian
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16 May 2012 - 10:56 AM

So well captured and a memory with a difference to the day Helen
Lillian

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Joline
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16 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

This is a brilliant piece of photography. The intersecting lines, the abstract pattern of the rain, and those red lights barely showing through.....excellent all around.

I just am glad I wasn't driving in it!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

Thanks everyone and many thanks to Joline for her User Award - a lovely surprise SmileSmile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2012 - 1:13 PM

Perfectly timed and composed! Well done, Helen Smile I've been wanting to enter this month's comp but I can't find any images Sad

Still working on it Smile

Andrew

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2012 - 2:18 PM

Thanks Andrew Smile

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TrevBatWCC
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16 May 2012 - 2:31 PM

Looks and sounds like the day we went to Chester Zoo and abandoned the idea! Never thought about getting the camera out of the bag to shoot anything like this, but a great job done here, Helen. Almost monochromatic but for the splashes (no pun intended!) of red Wink
Trev Smile

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16 May 2012 - 2:57 PM

Thanks Trev Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2012 - 3:21 PM

Put me in mind of behind the wheel at a rain soaked Grand Prix Helen !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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bromley-smith
16 May 2012 - 8:55 PM

Fabulous image Helen.
Tony

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helenlinda
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16 May 2012 - 9:06 PM

Thanks Mick and Tony SmileSmile

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16 May 2012 - 9:54 PM

Clever point of focus Helen and good detail in the rivulets of rain on the screen. The red lights are important as they give the eye somewhere to settle upon.
Derek

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16 May 2012 - 9:59 PM

Thanks Derek SmileSmile

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