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Just Rain

By NDODS    
Thank you all so very much for your varied comments and messages following yesterdays upload. It was really quite refreshing and somewhat educational as to what you thought regarding the so called 'rules'. I must also thank Fentiger (Albert) for pointing out that image number would benefit from further brightening, which I took on board and uploaded a variant. "As the saying goes you're never to old to **** things up"

Todays upload intended was captured on the Peninsula a little while ago after our first flurry of the white stuff, I rather liked the 50/50 split showing a divided emphasis on both the sky and the landscape.

This image however is 'Just Rain'.

Well I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me shall be in my creative mode behind the Sewing Machine, knocking out more Owls and Elephants for the RBLI.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Weather Rain General Water Drain Pavement Kerb

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
31 Jan 2013 8:55AM
Superb colour and texture, Nathan! Love it!

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Jan 2013 8:57AM
Lovely wet tones, Nathan, with the all-pervading chewing gum! A strong geometrical composition as well.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:58AM
Superb shot Nathan, excellent textures and tones, i like the muted colours too, well spotted and captured

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Jan 2013 9:02AM
What a novel and creative idea to take a photo like this Nathan !! I love the colour in this image !! We also had a strong downpour here yesterday, so much so that the gutters could not contain the water and it overflowed ! Enjoy creating them owls and elephants SmileGrinGrin
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
31 Jan 2013 9:05AM
Not something I would have thought of taking. The water has brought out some beautiful muted colours and textures in the image ~ well observed.

31 Jan 2013 9:23AM
This is well observed and taken, Nathan. Do like the wet texture and the shapes in this shot. A great idea to depict 'rain' in this way - gives me some thoughts - thank you Smile We are getting plenty of the wet stuff hereabouts, and could make a change from looking for water-drops! Grin
Look after yourself - and happy sewing!
Lavina SmileSmile
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 9:32AM
I very much like the minimalism and symmetry of this, the hint of the reflected wall behind. super collection of rain drop splashes and all superbly grounded in the drain at the centre.
31 Jan 2013 9:39AM
I have taken many snaps of Grates and Rain Nathan, but I do not believe that I have mastered it to the level you show. Very Well Done. Eric.
Do not get your finger under the sowing machine needle, as I did once, you will feel really stitched-up.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Jan 2013 10:04AM
I think rain is something we've all seen enough of this winter, Nathan Wink Carol
Tibetan 5 3 England
31 Jan 2013 10:04AM

Quote:Lovely wet tones, Nathan, with the all-pervading chewing gum! A strong geometrical composition as well.


The scourge of our time chewing gum it's every where; and shows the state of decline in this country, nice few splashes in the fore ground Nathan, good detail I think I would have cloned a few more in, not to many, a good composition well balanced, and good light, like it regards Leon. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 Jan 2013 10:13AM
Like me Nathan....completely drained.
The wet tones make things look like marble. Kate likes water soapy look shots.
But I will have to try processing them someday. I like that effect you have on yours.
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 10:32AM
just like outside my house right now Nathan unusual image but it eyecatching

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
31 Jan 2013 10:32AM
The wetness has been well caught
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 10:37AM
I would never have thought of a shot like this but like the comment from another, it gives one ideas, so thank you for that.
Love the rain splashes on the sidewalk.
Just shows that with a bit of imagination, satisfactory images can be obtained from perhaps the least unlikely sources, Nathan.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
31 Jan 2013 10:50AM
Beautiful composition with lovely tones and textures Nathan; excellent!
31 Jan 2013 11:15AM
Excellent texture and tones, very well spotted and taken
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 11:47AM
Down the drain. Where everything ends up eventually, including us.
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 11:48AM
Like the splashes and the comp.
cheers phil.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 12:00PM
Loved Danny's comment, Know that feeling well
lovely textures Nathan, and forget the rain...sunshine today
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 12:00PM
Great textures and colours and interesting to see the camber of the road leading into the drain.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Jan 2013 12:29PM
Rain, rain go down the drain. Makes a very nice image Nathan.......Sandy
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 12:35PM

Quote:Down the drain. Where everything ends up eventually, including us.

Agreed ! Good image Nathan - it has got us all thinking.
31 Jan 2013 12:47PM
good one Nathan

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Jan 2013 12:55PM
Funny Nathan how some can see a photograph that others would just pass by, love the tones and composition.


Richsr 11 91 223 England
31 Jan 2013 12:59PM
Well seen and captured Nathan, certainly sums up the weather from the last few days
Regards Richard
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
31 Jan 2013 1:47PM
Rain on stone, water on any surface brings out more visually it's textures as well as its colours. Nothing like taking a dry river rock and immersing it in water to bring out the colours.

We currently have dry river beds in our area; I would appreciate some of this sent our way.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Jan 2013 2:20PM
I like the simplicity of this composition-- Material culture made into art! Works a treat!
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 2:36PM
The textures tones and shapes are well captured and make for an unusual but fascinating subject. Many years ago, when my children were young, one of them asked what you called those things the rainwater ran down. As a Glaswegian the only words that came to mind was "a stank". Couldn't think of anything else rather to my concern!

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 3:12PM
great image Nathan, i would never of thought a Drain could look so good ( bar the gum!!).
Ali SmileSmile
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 3:27PM
Good image Nathan, rain and high winds, that's all we seam to get lately.
Regards, Alf.
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
31 Jan 2013 3:32PM
This would never have worked dry, Nathan. It has to have the rain to provide that extra colour and sheen.
Reminds me of a Citroen I had many years ago, Tried to sell it at auction and the clerk said "It's a sad old Citroen that looks better on a wet day".How true that was, it shone in the rain, as do the subjects of this image.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 3:46PM
So different and interesting Nathan. It makes a wonderful abstract.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
31 Jan 2013 4:05PM
one quality downpour cleansing and very sparkling!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 4:53PM
A simple shot that works very well Nathan.
The ''wetness'' does it for me !!
31 Jan 2013 5:02PM
Lovely tones and textures in this image Nathan and do I see a hint of a reflection as well. Theres plenty of this rain about
It maybe just rain Nathan but many would miss this capture you did'nt pleased to see that, good shot well framed in good detail.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 6:24PM
Seen enough of that stuff lately Nathan Sad

RuthyJ 11 England
31 Jan 2013 6:30PM
Blimey thays what you call a downpour. love the splashes of the rain hitting the pavement. fabulous image - very well composed.
footloose 7 1 England
31 Jan 2013 6:37PM
Well seen image,great comp,nice one.
jdinne 15 16 England
31 Jan 2013 7:10PM
Really like the wet tones of the pavement, curb and cobbles also the faint reflections in the pavement. Brilliance Nathan a photo most of us would not see.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 7:14PM
I would have said "the all important drain" rain it might be but without the drain it might be a tad less interesting, good tones and textures here Nathan
31 Jan 2013 7:29PM
What a great idea Nathan, I would never have thought of this for shot, but it works REALLY well.

John Smile
LexEquine 12 19 United States
31 Jan 2013 8:29PM
'Supeb, artistic, & well togged macro color Image' ~ Peter
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:37PM
This makes a great abstract... IB
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
31 Jan 2013 9:36PM
Something I 've seen many time but never thought of taking it's photoSmile
a good shot keep the camera dry well done.

1 Feb 2013 4:12PM
A bit of "super reality".
2 Feb 2013 1:11AM
.......and all went to drainage, Nathan!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 5:01PM
Glad to see that your enthusiasm for photography hasn't drained away!Wink

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