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Strolling in the rain

By Nobby31
While waiting for the Mountain Bike racers to come up the hill these two walk passed me in the rain and I could not resist but take a photo.

i like the photo in that it defies the rule of thirds

Post processing increased contrast and sharpened

Tags: Park Bell Lion Chase Mtb Portraits and people Big5 10-7-16 Build_It Buildl_It Kwambonambi



cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
14 Jul 2016 3:25PM
A great spot 😀
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4348 Canada
14 Jul 2016 3:45PM
Really nice. I did crop a bit off the right so theyre smack dab in the middle. That "roadway" makes the middle the perfect placement for the walkers.

I tries a mod2, with more space below to see if it made a difference.

General tweaking on brightness and a bit of contrast.

Well done


Nobby31 6 43 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2016 3:54PM
Thanks Willie Mod1 looks great as well as Mod2 with added foreground
Robert51 14 11 138 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2016 3:56PM
Simple in it's beauty Nobby.

As soon as I see this it had to be black and white as removing the colour draws you to the subject. Hope you like the mod...


“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”
― Roger Miller
Nobby31 6 43 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2016 4:12PM
Thanks Roger looks good
TanyaH Plus
20 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2016 4:52PM
I rather like the drab colours the way they are, because to me that's very typical of a grey, rainy day Smile

The one bit I'm really struggling with personally is the fact that it's two people, and not just the one. Because the person in front is pretty much smack bang in line with the one behind, there's very little for the eye to go on other than the odd bit of different colour brolly, the odd bit of leg and that odd foot to the right of the one behind Grin

So as well as a small crop from the right hand side inwards, and a (minor) tweak in midtone levels, I've cloned evidence of the person in front out completely. To me, now, it's less ambiguous and that 'solitary' figure gives the whole image a different sense of loneliness and isolation.
Nobby31 6 43 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2016 5:25PM
looks interesting thanks Tanya
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 2000 England
14 Jul 2016 6:03PM
The colours are muted, rather than drab, and there's enough contrast here.

I see a bit of an edge effect on the left hand side of the figures - did you process a lot?

Well seen, and good use of limited depth of field.
Nobby31 6 43 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2016 6:09PM
No not a lot of processing unless it is caused from increasing the contrast dudler
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 2000 England
14 Jul 2016 9:13PM
Yes, possibly upping hte contrast would do it...

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