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The Walk Home by inshaala The Walk Home by inshaala
A woman walking in a freak case of torrential rain.

Enjoy!
Rich
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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 )
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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
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.
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Peanutsalad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice catch!
Hope the camera survived :)
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kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry )c;
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kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your photo has been featured in my journal - [link]
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:iconioasan:
IoaSan Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Photographer
Your beautiful work was featured here: [link]
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IceePinkRain Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
♥♥ - beautiful!
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IceePinkRain Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
♥♥ - beautiful!
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Dm3T-ShooG Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow amazing !
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ScaredOfSnake Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
omg!! this is smthing!! :shocked:
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:iconmailtoejas:
mailtoejas Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Nice photo
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:iconkalechenkov:
Kalechenkov Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
Nice shot!
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TheYellowBalloon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Great picture!! At first I thought it was a drawing the way it looked so perfect :D
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salviphoto Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect atmosphere !
:clap:
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andreimihai Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
very nice
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qxoo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
I like it :)
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009   Photographer
Hi there! :wave:

My name is Eloísa Valdes and I'm one of your gallery moderators for Photojournalism. You have got a DD in June and you just got featured in a news article also. Here is the link to it, in case you are interested in seeing the other features and info on the recent events in dA regarding photojournalism, like for example a contest that is going on till august 31: [link]

Thank you for sharing :heart:
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Jimtiro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Amazing shot .. Love it
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PrettyFish Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Amazing capture. At first i couldn't figure out whether it was a photo or hand drawn :)
Excellence.
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T4l0n Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
amazing work
so well done
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DDexpress Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Hi! :wave:

Your DD has been featured in DD Express: June 15th - 21st.

Remember to :+favlove: this article to promote your art and this project.

:hug:
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
lovely
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AnamRi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I usually don't fav daily deviations because they get lots of recognition, but this photo is incredible!!!!

This is one of the best photos I have seen! You have captured an intense emotion with no color and with much of the subject not even visible. Well done!!!
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BlueSharman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009   Digital Artist
wow it looks like me when i got caught in the rain last week but i love the black and white its very pretty so Bravo :clap:
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:iconinshaala:
inshaala Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconomerphotography:
omerphotography Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
amazing! amazing! amazing!
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BlueMint Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
/<3
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Veanar Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
I love the rain, and those details :love:
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:iconinshaala:
inshaala Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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IzRa31 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
AWESOME X)!!
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Humberto-San Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Excellent job!
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:iconpacoarts:
pacoarts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
amazing shot! :)
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ganimyde Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
wow, it really looks like a graphite drawing.

Hmm, I see things like this all the time where I live; it's really nice to see someone who was able to capture it for people who will never see it. :)
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videotaped Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009   Photographer
i'm rendered speechless.
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:iconcalgarc:
calgarc Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Artist
omg i love it
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wajouba Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
very nice... well done... I love it...!
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Cibbwin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely work. She's instinctively made herself smaller against the onslaught, but she doesn't lack strength - either.
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dragonmaster12 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow Amazing image
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Triistar Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Wow, at first I thought it was snow, but at a second glance, I could make out the rain.
This looks awesome! And congrats on that Daily Deviation!
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alloria-sjg Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
I thought that was a pencil drawing at first! Really is an amazing shot!
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inshaala Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah - i think the fact that it was slightly over-exoposed and grainy made it look like that - i burnt the posts and the woman back in to bring them out of the background and whitewaash of the rain... :)
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aliatti Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009   Interface Designer
Great pic!!
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AnaDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Greaat concept!
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art2work Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Great picture!Congrats on the daily deviation!
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simplicity-a Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Great capture.
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Resaturatez Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I think it looks like a pencil drawing.
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
You should have given her a thing of Morton's Salt!

Nice photo, by the way. Almost looks like a drawing 'cause of all the rain!
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inshaala Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Morton's Salt?

Yup - i think it was the combination of processing and overexposure with ISO 1600 which gave it that feel...
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
It's a salt we have here. I was thinking of their little logo: [link]
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Model
Canon EOS 30D
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
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F/2.8
Focal Length
122 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Mar 11, 2008, 5:12:09 PM
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