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Wise Men Say....

By Jasper87 looks like rain today"
It crackled on the speakers
And trickled down the sleepy subway trains..... Elton John

If you look closely you CAN see a bridge in the background - Chelsea Bridge in a downpour whilst we sheltered under Albert Bridge
and watched several runners/joggers enjoying the refreshing rain!! TongueGrin

Taken 3 weeks ago on my old Panasonic TZ7, Iso 200, 1/100sec, f4.9 - not that I had anything to do with these settings.


Tags: Rain London Jogger Landscape and travel Chelsea Embankment

Voters: jb2010, optik, Richsr and 126 more

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Richsr 12 91 223 England
26 Feb 2014 8:20AM
Well timed and captured the conditions well Dave
Regards Richard

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26 Feb 2014 8:21AM
Excellent Dave, super composition,
26 Feb 2014 8:26AM
I love the composition here, and the toning. In fact I think it's a superb image all round....the colour popping?....hmmmm, not sure.. maybe.
As for whether you make the settings or the camera does is neither here nor there, Dave, it seems to me. What's important is the fact that you chose to make that particular image. The camera didn't. Does a painter need to make his own pigments, his own brushes?

nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
26 Feb 2014 8:33AM
I like the way Alan puts it, Dave. It's a smashing image filled with atmosphere.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 8:35AM
Love those receding lamp posts - the colour popping works for me SmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
26 Feb 2014 8:38AM
No colour popping... it was natural murk caused by the rain, although I did desaturate the blues slightly to make that metal box/cabinet less intrusive.
26 Feb 2014 8:42AM
OK Dave I'll let you off..........this time Wink
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 160 16 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 8:47AM
Great capture Dave, like this image a lotSmile

franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 9:08AM
Excellent work here Dave.


ps, currently pouring down here despite the weather forecast saying, "bright and sunny!")Smile
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
26 Feb 2014 9:25AM
Atmospheric London Dave, excellent.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 9:28AM
Great compositition Dave, like it a lot.
26 Feb 2014 9:39AM
Great capture, Dave. Wise men say many things, it's what people do that matters.. You've done great.

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
26 Feb 2014 9:50AM
An excellent composition and capture, Dave, and taken with a grand little camera, too Wink Carol
alfpics Plus
17 370 2 England
26 Feb 2014 9:52AM
Great atmospheric shot
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 9:57AM
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
26 Feb 2014 10:04AM
Brilliant imageSmile
User_Removed 7 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 10:24AM
a cracking good picture Smile
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 10:54AM
Excellent composition and I have that Panasonic camera too - I found it difficult to change the settings with the joystick but left to it's own devices, I took a lot of decent images (my first 20 points and a 19 at camera club one taken after the other in snow) I love that lamppost line up and the misty rain.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
26 Feb 2014 10:57AM
A very well composed image with great depth, and timed well to place the jogger at an ideal position within the frame.
Selective colour retention either works or doesn't but for me it world very nicely here, Dave.
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 11:38AM
A superb image, on all levels. Huge thumbs up!
26 Feb 2014 11:58AM
Nice one Dave.
The Panasonic Travel Zooms are not bad little cameras for when don't want to carry a dSLR around,
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
26 Feb 2014 12:32PM
I thought it was colour popped too Dave.
A good ''bad weather'' shot !!
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 1:01PM
When humans provide natural selective colour to the world.
I thought for a moment that there was a sad face on the left hand bollard...
26 Feb 2014 1:49PM

Quote:A very well composed image with great depth, and timed well to place the jogger at an ideal position within the frame.
Selective colour retention either works or doesn't but for me it world very nicely here, Dave.

the price of darkness RonnieAG has stated it well

Rende 12 38 4 Netherlands
26 Feb 2014 1:56PM
What a great line up of lanterns Dave! Beautifully composed with the rain giving it a wonderful "filter".
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
26 Feb 2014 1:58PM
Not my idea of fun isn't jogging - especially in that sort of weather! Wink But a great shot here, Dave, like how the lamp-posts are all lined up Smile
Trev Smile
janlea 7 3 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 2:37PM
Fantastic shot Dave, I like it very much Smile
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 2:43PM
Brilliant comp Dave, I love how all the lamposts line upGrinGrinGrin
The jogger........ on her way to lamp you? I would be if anyone papped me while joggingTongueTongueTongue Not that you would catch me doing such a practiceBlushTongueTongueGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 100 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 3:35PM
Superb - great composition and as for the subject, this is winter 2013-14 in an image.
26 Feb 2014 4:56PM
love the composition
26 Feb 2014 4:58PM
Excellent capture from great angle, Dave!
26 Feb 2014 5:39PM
Great shot Dave, and I like the touch of humour too Smile

John Smile
26 Feb 2014 5:41PM
I think the touch of colour just lifts it enough to stop it being dull - in colour not subject. Very good image.
cheesey 13 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 6:19PM
Cracking image, nicely timed/captured.
Kim Walton 16 145 30 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 7:07PM
Very nice,dull,aspheric i would lose the person in background Smile Its not that it dostn`t work---and it gives scale,i just feel that I`m dragged along the embankment until you get to your runner without it.
With the person in the shot ,i`m held in frame.
Nigeve1 6 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 7:45PM
Very effective composition.
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 8:21PM
Love it Dave.
BIGRY1 7 3 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 8:52PM
A great image from what looks like a miserable dayGrin
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 9:13PM
Love it in It's entirety, would be interesting to hear what a judge might say in a club compWink
HELANA 9 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 9:16PM
Beautiful atmospheric shot Dave. In London there is always a chance for lovely images no matter what weather is, love the monocromatic composition with the yelow top. Super shot
marktc 9 101 15 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 9:51PM
Blooming marvellous image Dave, love it!
jasonrwl Plus
9 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 10:16PM
Well Dave the old Panasonic made a darn good job of it - this is a cracking image.
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 10:24PM
really really like the comp on this one dave top shot Wink
26 Feb 2014 11:02PM
Beautifully done - and just proves that you can turn the weather to your benefit!
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
27 Feb 2014 12:50AM
Very wet!
PranavMishra 7 52 17 India
27 Feb 2014 1:53AM
very fine capture..
fentiger 18 920 24 England
27 Feb 2014 7:48AM
Excellent well balanced composition.

banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4049 Canada
27 Feb 2014 4:48PM
A good colour to "pop"

jaktis 15 84 Sweden
27 Feb 2014 7:56PM
An excellent picture, pity that that the dress was in yellow and not red

27 Feb 2014 9:04PM
Brilliant Dave..Lin
PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 9:30PM
A great image Dave. Really like the pop of colour and compo is really strong. paul
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
10 112 38 Wales
28 Feb 2014 8:21PM
Pure eye candy!
fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 8:34PM
Cracking shot Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 9:24PM
Love the mood... Wonderful image. IB
debu 9 India
2 Mar 2014 12:52AM
Excellent capture.
2 Mar 2014 12:16PM
This is very good! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
1881 7 India
3 Mar 2014 5:40PM
WONDERFUL FOCUS---------------------------------------------

Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 8:45PM
What a well timed shot Dave
Great shot
jdinne 16 16 England
4 Mar 2014 1:23PM
Perfection Dave

evelen 14 5 England
6 Mar 2014 6:31PM
excellent capture .
accipiter 10 61 England
19 Mar 2014 9:57AM
It's a beauty Dave. A
PaulMillar 8 83 2 Scotland
1 Apr 2014 6:08PM
Dave, super capture mate, love the way the pathway has almost become ghost like with the spray of the rain.....very cool.

viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2014 10:43AM
Great composition.

9 Jul 2014 9:31AM
Thanks for your comment Dave and i too, have two Panasonic compacts (LX3 and an LX7) used regularlly when i dont want to look too obvious or lug about a hefty Nikon and lenses and i feel the image quality i9n the fixed Leica lenses produces superb images, however... to return the favour i have found this one in your PF which shows nice perspective and the atmophere is captured very well.

Some comentators are not sure about the colour popping?...i feel that it actualy enhances the shot by placing a little colour in what is already a great mono tone image...excellent.

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