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@ Leicester Square

By onetrickpony
Taken during heavy rain with my trusty D90, Sigma 18-200 combo. Camera balanced on monopod and flash fired. I struggled with the exposure here and some compromises have been made

Despite the pouring rain, I decided to go out and take some photos tonight. I spent some time looking at some photos and got some inspiration from some photos on epz and this blog: http://www.onextrapixel.com/2010/04/26/80-rain-photography-taken-by-talented-photographers/ , before going out.

I have a few more of this scene with much clearer people, but I'm not going to post them because it wouldn't be fair to the people, so I'm putting this one, because her face isn't visible.

As shot, nothing done in photoshop.

Tags: Landscape and travel Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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Comments


17 Mar 2013 1:06AM
LOVE the colors in this image... EXTREME photo, WOW! Great job!

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Mar 2013 7:11AM
This is a lovely and wet photo !! Very well taken !!!
sitan1 Plus
9 1.1k United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 12:42PM
Love the colours
To go out on a typically horrible, dull, very wet British day and produce something as bright and colourful as this took a lot of doing. Congratulations!
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
17 Mar 2013 6:51PM

Quote:I have a few more of this scene with much clearer people, but I'm not going to post them because it wouldn't be fair to the people, so I'm putting this one, because her face isn't visible.

A very commendable approach and I'll take my hat off to you but in reality, you needn't worry.

I recently took some shots, standing in front of that black shutter to the left in your shot, amongst other places; faces and all and some of them have been uploaded to the net.

You certainly chose a rotten day to do it!

Bren.
17 Mar 2013 7:41PM
Thanks, bren. I chose the night partly deliberately, I thought the wet floors would create nice reflections, plus I like the look of people carrying umbrellas and dashing through the rain, hiding under things etc. But yes, yesterday night was paticuarly cold and wet and I arrived home soaked with soggy shoes!
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
17 Mar 2013 8:03PM

Quote: I chose the night partly deliberately,

That was obviously a cunning plan and it's worked well.

I used to live up the road from Leicester Square and it was always a great place for shots of strange people. I used to just wait somewhere and be sure that before long, a weirdo of some description would come past. And at least one usually did!

I took my last shots, the ones I referred to above, on freezing Saturday afternoon last February and I didn't capture a single oddball. I had to move to Carnaby Street for that!
ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
17 Mar 2013 10:20PM

Quote:I have a few more of this scene with much clearer people, but I'm not going to post them because it wouldn't be fair to the people, so I'm putting this one, because her face isn't visible.


I think sharper people would detract from the colours and shapes of this wonderful shot. I also congratulate you on getting such a nicely balanced shot without having to resort to photoshop.

Great shot.

Erik Grin

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