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By helenlinda
What a day for a funeral !!!!
The journey to Finedon in Northamptonshire started with rain, but there were clear patches. We had hailstones at the burial, but the journey back was in very heavy rainSadSadSad

I've been looking for "motion" images for a competition and this afternoon gave me lots of opportunitiesSmileSmileSmile as Tony did the driving. SmileSmileSmile

First of all there are the cars ahead of us on the motorway, shooting up spray. Then the wipers on the car attempting to help visibility. But the cherry on the cake has to be the way the raindrops then travel to the side of the screen creating pathways. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I was fascinated with the patterns that they created
Thanks for looking and for recent clicks and comments

Tags: Transport Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 7:24PM
Just the red lights showing in a world turned grey. I've looked out at that sort of view so often and regretted my camera bag being in the boot... Brilliant. I love the way the two planes combine to create a composition.

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 7:25PM
Thanks Moira Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
15 May 2012 7:41PM
Not a trace of colour-popping, just umpteen shades of grey and a splash of red. I like this very much, Helen. It is a very attractive effect.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 7:47PM
Thanks Malc - no digital manipulation at all, which is unusual for me I know, and usually my "staight" photos do very poorly - but hey ho, I like it SmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
15 May 2012 7:49PM
This is just excellent Helen. The drama, the b/w, the dots of colour.... and beautifully composed and timed to avoid the wiper but so we get two types of wet. Love it.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 7:53PM
Many thanks Chris - delighted to have been given your User Award SmileSmileSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 May 2012 8:01PM
I like the bits of red in the reflections!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 8:05PM
Thanks Jenn Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 May 2012 8:25PM
.... milk, no sugar Grin.

Excellent capture of an all too familiar scene. Shades of grey with red highlights is a superb combinaton, and the sweep of the wiper gives a great diagonal.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 8:29PM
Thanks Dave
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
15 May 2012 8:37PM
The contrasting clash of water patterns on the car screen look great Helen but that car in front was the master touch for me. It pulls everything together.
Deserving of a visit from the Editor imho.Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 8:46PM
Nice thought Brian WinkWink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 9:28PM
so often my camera is in the boot and I keep saying I will keep it with me just in caseWink well seen photo opportunity
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
15 May 2012 10:09PM
right from the road nightmare. Do the dear departed really wish that we drive endless hours in the rain?
that is exactly what you feel like when you are working hard to stay focused. Driving and staring at road signs, endless roadworks , hoping that the OH looks occasionally at the signs. In case I miss them. And when he drives, I try not to miss anything.
we should have gone to Leeds for a funeral. I wasn't keen, not at all. Glad I escaped the thing I dreaded and see in your picture, 16 -18 hours of motorway in the rain, only interrupted by 2 hours of ferry. I think I'd rather say a prayer in the garden and plant some flowers.
Anna_W 6 1 2 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 10:21PM
You timed this to perfection Helen, with the car ahead and the bank of red lights adding a splash of colour to the otherwise grey day. I really like the patterns from the lines of water radiating out across the windscreen - a creative and very interesting image. Well thought out and captured!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 10:24PM
Thanks Ann, Annette and Anna - 3As in a row SmileSmileSmile
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 10:38PM
Super image , depths
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 10:56PM
Despite all your skills and imagination you've
captured a natural winner on many levels.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 11:10PM
The red makes it Helen - superb!

Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
15 May 2012 11:13PM
Unless I read the write up I would say nice use of selective colouring. But the shot is exactly as it was. Brilliant!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 8:51AM
very clever capture heln top shot Wink
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 9:46AM
excellent idea and worked well Helen.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
16 May 2012 10:18AM
Red light spells danger. Great shot.

16 May 2012 10:48AM
good one Helen did not have time to comment last night just click the rain splatter running of the eges makes it for me

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 10:56AM
So well captured and a memory with a difference to the day Helen
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
16 May 2012 12:21PM
This is a brilliant piece of photography. The intersecting lines, the abstract pattern of the rain, and those red lights barely showing through.....excellent all around.

I just am glad I wasn't driving in it!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 12:36PM
Thanks everyone and many thanks to Joline for her User Award - a lovely surprise SmileSmile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
16 May 2012 1:13PM
Perfectly timed and composed! Well done, Helen Smile I've been wanting to enter this month's comp but I can't find any images Sad

Still working on it Smile

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 2:18PM
Thanks Andrew Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 May 2012 2:31PM
Looks and sounds like the day we went to Chester Zoo and abandoned the idea! Never thought about getting the camera out of the bag to shoot anything like this, but a great job done here, Helen. Almost monochromatic but for the splashes (no pun intended!) of red Wink
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 2:57PM
Thanks Trev Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 May 2012 3:21PM
Put me in mind of behind the wheel at a rain soaked Grand Prix Helen !!
Good shot.
16 May 2012 8:55PM
Fabulous image Helen.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 9:06PM
Thanks Mick and Tony SmileSmile
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 9:54PM
Clever point of focus Helen and good detail in the rivulets of rain on the screen. The red lights are important as they give the eye somewhere to settle upon.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 9:59PM
Thanks Derek SmileSmile

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