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Limerick Rain 99



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26 Comments |
sharischultzmccollough
 
sharischultzmccollough September 07, 2014
Wow!!! I REALLY like this one!
TheRogueToad
 
TheRogueToad September 12, 2014
Spectacular. Great eye.
1Ernesto
 
1Ernesto January 06, 2015
Great photo! Perfect framing (focus) and wonderful lighting. The woman with the umbrella catches ones attention and sets the mood of this composition.
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo February 10, 2015
Congrats, Bob, on being a Finalist! Good work!
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer February 11, 2015
Congratulation! Street Photography contest finalist!
johnny_renaissance Platinum
 
johnny_renaissance February 13, 2015
Congratulations and nicely done my friend. All the Best, John.
bethstaub
 
bethstaub April 24, 2015
Well, I'm not alone in my fancy for this one! great shot, love your magic!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo July 16, 2015
Whoa, you're on a streak! Congrats on being a Finalist! Yay!
jmcruzjr
 
jmcruzjr July 29, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
FrankSomma
 
FrankSomma August 10, 2015
Special Bob, congrats!
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal September 13, 2015
Love the bokeh here. Congratulations on your award!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood November 20, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Excellent photo ...award well deserved.x
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo November 20, 2015
Yay, Bob! Another Award! Congrats!
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer November 21, 2015
congratulations! finalist Rainy Streets!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo January 01, 2016
A 4th Award! Terrific! Congrats again, Bob!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography January 07, 2016
like it!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo February 03, 2016
Congrats on being a Finalist in the People contest, Bob! :-)
Anto-Giulia
 
Anto-Giulia August 11, 2016
fantastic urban image!
ionutignat
 
ionutignat September 15, 2016
Hi!
Can you please tell me what lens have you used? This is the first time I am seeing such an out of focus area and I'd like to try it myself.
Thank you!
Dacemac PRO+
Dacemac February 26, 2017
The creation of this image had nothing to do with lens choice.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 26, 2017
Congratulations on your People's Choice Challenge Win!
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke February 26, 2017
Congratulations on your win. Well deserved
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo June 09, 2018
Congrats again, Bob!
TimoDahlgrenPhotography Platinum
 
TimoDahlgrenPhotography April 07, 2022
Superb!
HuaweiP30Lite
 
HuaweiP30Lite May 19, 2022
Is that the view through your wind shield?
Dacemac PRO+
Dacemac May 19, 2022
I had a front row seat next to the bus driver...
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana June 09, 2022
An interesting shot! Nice lighting!
XoniUelo2 Platinum
 
XoniUelo2 Apr 21
Congrats on your being a finalist. Well done indeed
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Behind The Lens

Location

I had taken a ten day vacation to Ireland. This shot was taken from the front seat of a bus heading through downtown Limerick.

Time

For the most part the day was overcast with occasional rain. It was mid-afternoon when rain began to lightly fall.

Lighting

In flat lighting situations I let the camera do its thing (often Aperture preferred); unless, of course, the subject is fixed, at which point I consider bracketing.

Equipment

I had my Nikon D5200 with its 18-55 zoom in my lap, the ISO at 200, Aperture preferred at 1/500

Inspiration

Inspiration came from the silhouetted figure crossing the street, surrounded by shades of gray throughout the scene and highlighted by the light reflected off the street. I found that the various points of colored lights added a touch of vibrancy in contrast against the gray.

Editing

I cropped slightly top and bottom and added bokeh top and bottom after adjusting contrast. I wanted to make the silhouette stand out a bit more.

In my camera bag

If I load a lot, the bag becomes super heavy, which is distracting and takes away some of the fun...so I pre-plan for the shoot or for the day. Normally, I will take two Nikon cameras and two lenses, tripod or monopod. And regardless of situation I always carry two remotes to keep hands off the camera as often as possible.

Feedback

If shooting for yourself on vacation of day trip, avoid overloading with a lot of equipment. Try to pre-plan and anticipate. I learned a very long time ago that when you can see, that is COMPOSE, without camera and lens in front of your eye, you will create better images. The brain is the creator of great images, not the camera.

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