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"Ypres"

By collinf  
After college one Wednesday I was a little disappointed that we had spent yet another week without taking a photo. Got back to the car (my Mini Clubman Estate). It had rained all evening and I saw the reflection of the street light in the water drops on the car. This shot was taken at 8 seconds at f22 (300mm on Macro setting) using just the street light in the car park

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brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2003 11:54AM
just proves that photo opportunities are all around us.

I presume you used a tripod? or are you one of these super cool people who never get the shakes? Smile
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2003 12:13PM
Very nice close up. I am always impressed by images that reveal the wonder of the familiar. This "defamiliarises" a commonplace object to show beauty in the every-day. It also brings together nature and the manmade, which is a theme I've always liked.
SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
2 Nov 2003 1:04PM
Like the wordplay Grin

So well seen. Like Brian and Eric I love work that sees the little glories in the everyday ... beautifully done too, with such rich colour.
Nyx 18 533
2 Nov 2003 1:10PM
i love the colours on this photo.Very nice, but call i dont get the title :/
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2003 1:17PM
Nyx - Ypres was a first world war battle field - British soldiers called it "Wipers".
Nyx 18 533
2 Nov 2003 1:27PM
ooohhhh. Thanks for clearing that up Smile
durlstonp 18 638 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2003 3:31PM
Very effective - I homed in from the thumbnail because I couldn't figure out what it was and why the title. All is wonderfully explained. My hat goes off to you for finding such a good shot out of nothing.

DP
collinf 18 1.2k
3 Nov 2003 7:43AM
All - Very many thanks for all your comments, they are much appreciated! Collin
longdave 17 169
3 Nov 2003 2:13PM
I know I'm biased, since I was present for the actual taking of this photo, but I honestly think it is Miniworld Magazine cover material!

You should send it in on spec mate!
noseprints 17 576
3 Nov 2003 9:08PM
this is crazy beautiful. sparkly colours...i love this!!!
Juris 18 34
20 Nov 2003 2:08PM
I still own my first (and only) Mini, although it is sorely in need of renovation!

The use of monochrome and strong conrast really brings out such a distinctive shape.

Do you read evo magazine? Fantastic photography of all manner of cars in every issue.
djarven 17 70 Sweden
3 Dec 2003 2:23PM
This is so great! Lovely and outstanding!
collinf 18 1.2k
3 Dec 2003 2:43PM
Thankyou :o) Glad you like it. It's going to go into my portfolio for the "Starting photography" section.

Collin

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