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June 1, 2009
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Canon EOS 30D
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Focal Length
122 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 11, 2008, 5:12:09 PM
The Walk Home by inshaala The Walk Home by inshaala
A woman walking in a freak case of torrential rain.

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Given 2009-06-18
The Walk Home by *inshaala "demonstrates great strength of composition in spite of its opportunistic nature, and perfectly demonstrates the notion of being "caught out" in harsh conditions. Excellent in b&w, this is a top notch piece of photojournalistic work." - words by Meowgli
Also suggested by: =featkae.
Photojournalism > Natural Events ( Suggested by Meowgli and Featured by Helewidis )
Aaah so nice to see this here =) As I'm sure you've already gathered I'm rather a fan of this shot, not just cos it's Art created by a mate, nor because it ribboned on DPC, but for the impact it had on me when I first saw it and the fact that it rewards a longer look too.

I remember you've mentioned this was really a case of right place, right time, but the technique employed to realise this outcome is excellent. Since you know your way around a camera I'm going to assume the overexposure is deliberate, while the burning back in of the posts really makes them "pop" in the composition, which is pretty much spot on. Even the lamppost in the foreground, which some perfectionists might deem a slight distraction, adds robustness to the framing and balances nicely with the guy and the post in the background. The fact there is housing behind the wall really adds to the sense of being "caught out" as the warm indoors are clearly within reach, unlike if the scene was a downpour in the wilderness. Nice contrast in that respect..

I find something almost timeless about the way she is dressed and the tones you have used, and the hand to the head from both the passers has a drama which would have been lost had she casually had her hands in her pockets. Well, pretty much all praise so far... what would I change? Tricky one... not a lot to be honest. If we're getting right down to it and being ultra-picky on details, perhaps a slightly tighter crop from top and bottom would be good, cutting out that tiny bit of sky towards top right, and you could move the little circle at the top of the near post to the same side as the others. The lighter brick on the rear wall catches the eye, but it arguably serves as a compositional stepping-stone between foreground and background, so the merits of disappearing it are debatable.

But bear in mind I had to strain to think of those, overall I just love this shot, and hope that you don't mind too much your first critique is mainly full of praise!
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SuperComputerVirus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  New member
I got caught in the rain in galveston, Just ran under a pier on seawall. I eventually just got out and walked in the rain. It was like it was washing my sadness away.
Peanutsalad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice catch!
Hope the camera survived :)
kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry )c;
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Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your photo has been featured in my journal - [link]
IoaSan Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Photographer
Your beautiful work was featured here: [link]
IceePinkRain Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
♥♥ - beautiful!
IceePinkRain Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
♥♥ - beautiful!
Dm3T-ShooG Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow amazing !
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