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Raining in Paris

By saltireblue
We went to Paris. It rained. Fortunately not all the time though. We had periods of marvellous sun as well.

The Rue de Lyon as seen in the rain from our hotel balcony.

Many thanks indeed for all the interest and comments on the Père Lachaise set, and especially to Moira (mrswoolybill), Dave (WhiteRose1) and Ann (AnnChown) for their UA's.

Have a great Sunday, whether it be Silly or not.Wink


Tags: Rain General Paris Reflections Umbrella Rue de Lyon

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mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 10:30AM
Wonderful. I suspect a teensy bit of desaturation in the main body of the image, the effect works.
I would get rid of two tiny intrusive details on the left, simply because they distract from the main story.
12 5.7k 130 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 11:13AM
An image which is crammed backed with so many possible narratives. Which I must say I find to be an endearing quality in a photograph.

Regards Nathan
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
7 Oct 2012 11:17AM
V2 cleaned up on the lhs after Moira's suggestion - thank youSmile
And yes, spot-on, I desaturated the main body just a teeny-weeny bit.

7 Oct 2012 12:11PM
Moira does spot the details Malc, and it does make a nice difference. I hadn't noticed the two little studs of colour until they were pointed out.

andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 12:23PM
v2 for me today malc a cracker love that umbrella a cracker nice one Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 12:34PM
So much more than the sum of their parts!
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
7 Oct 2012 12:46PM
Natural colour popping, and the wet road lifts the image well. I can see an 'Abbey Road' type crop from the middle as well.

franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 12:49PM
Very nice, agree with Moira re details on the left.

woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 1:04PM
I am certain you would have preferred the rain to be desaturated - by 100% - but it has served you up a treat photographically.
Composition and content shout "Paris in the Rain" to me - maybe it's the configuration of the junction that is typical, along with the bikes parked against the railings and the scooters parked everywhere. Excellent.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
7 Oct 2012 1:41PM
suspect this would make a perfectly good full mono picture too SmileSmile
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4336 Canada
7 Oct 2012 2:05PM
Really first rate with the weather doing most of the Photoshop work!


Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
7 Oct 2012 2:10PM
Making the best of a rainy day. A wonderful image worked so well......Sandy
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
7 Oct 2012 2:37PM
Wet and soggy here---
AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 3:05PM
Brilliant Malc - that rain has worked a treat!
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
7 Oct 2012 4:35PM
Very well timed to capture that multi-coloured brolly, Malc...or did you send the missus out with it? Wink Looks better in V2 with the left edge tidied up Smile
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
7 Oct 2012 4:52PM

Quote:Very well timed to capture that multi-coloured brolly, Malc...or did you send the missus out with it? Wink
Trev Smile

LOL Trev. Even God doesn't have that much power when it comes to Mrs. Salty.Grin

LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
7 Oct 2012 6:01PM
'Superb Images & Composition' ~ Peter
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
7 Oct 2012 7:01PM
Two excellent wet weather images Malc, I like the limited colour palette. The natural selective colouring has certainly highlighted that colourful brolly as Trev has pointed out already
tonyheps 19 6 1
7 Oct 2012 7:56PM
Great eye popper of a shot!
jasonrwl Plus
12 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 8:58PM
Thought it was a mono with colour popping at first Malc but see what you have done now - great effect very well suited to the scene.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 4:39PM
Lovely composition - I like the reflections of course, but it is that wonderful brolly that steals the show SmileSmile
8 Oct 2012 5:32PM
It's Raining in bloody Chatham too Malc, guess we'll be seeing alot of that now Sad

John Smile
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
8 Oct 2012 8:26PM
Ahhhh--- you are funny! re: the fungi-- sprawled flat on the ground-- (no waterproof stuff) just snapping away--- I looked for you as cars drove by---was that you in the old brown ford ?

danbrann 18 640 17
10 Oct 2012 2:41PM
A great angle and a thoughtful process. Good stuff Malcolm.
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
10 Oct 2012 11:30PM
You seem to be flying over this surreal scenery, the brolly really pops out.
Tibetan 10 3 England
16 Nov 2012 2:40PM
Never done this sort of thing But! it works for me like it well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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