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Well Prepared

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 15 July 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon EOS Kiss X 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 400 210 mm

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Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Fatastic image Stu, the light and the rain are a magnificent combination, it looks like he needs both umbrellas! Great composition, well done!

15 Jul 2008 5:03am

@Kylie Greenan: thx so much for your regular visits Kylie! really appreciate it. you should have seen the downpour - it was quite unbelievable. rainy season in japan can produce some awesome downpours.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

a dark but mysteriously fine shot

15 Jul 2008 5:58am

@Dimitrios: thx so much dimitrios!

neilanie from Carson, United States

ohh wow! great shot! i love the umbrellas.

as always youre awesome!

15 Jul 2008 7:49am

@neilanie: thx neilanie! really appreciate you dropping by! ;-)

fcofont from Valencia, Spain

Absolutely superb image!! the composition and the light are excellent. Brilliant!!

15 Jul 2008 8:02am

@fcofont: thx so much fcofont! there was a weird light. the rain was hammering down yet the Sun was out. strange...

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Stu - Your title is perfect and there is a definite humorous aspect to your capture. At the same time this is touching, charming, and deeply human. You can almost smell and feel the driving downpour. All to your credit. This is a wonderful image.

15 Jul 2008 8:11am

@Stephen Phillips: Thx stephen! i wish you could've seen the downpour. it's rainy season here in japan and when it rains it's like those pictures of an Indian monsoon. it's really quite incredible. you're soaked in 10 seconds if you're caught out in it. luckily i'd found shelter before the heavens opened so could get the camera out.

Rui Silva from Leiria, Portugal

Great. Superb image. Well done

15 Jul 2008 8:26am

@Rui Silva: Hi Rui! cheers for the comment!

Infinitum... from North West, United Kingdom

Yet again another stunning image you've produced, it's a pleasure viewing your work !!

15 Jul 2008 9:02am

@Infinitum...: thx so much steve! much appreciated mate!

Alessandro from Calci (PI), Italy

You ALWAYS bring that camera with you, don't you? Congrats.

15 Jul 2008 9:36am

@Alessandro: hehe! I do indeed! thx Alessandro!

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

great shot all around!

15 Jul 2008 9:45am

@djedfre: thx so much djedfre!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Difficult to give a better idea of an inclement rain.

15 Jul 2008 12:39pm

@António Pires: thanx Antonio!

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Really great... love the sharp detail...

15 Jul 2008 4:03pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Everything is there. I'm impressed!

15 Jul 2008 5:04pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

A gorgeous shot that conveys the rain with such force.

15 Jul 2008 6:24pm

_____ H o M o _____ from Iran

realy well done , clear image , i love it

15 Jul 2008 6:42pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

gorgeous light here -- beautiful job capturing this! did your camera get wet? :)

15 Jul 2008 10:44pm

@dj.tigersprout: thx dj! No, luckily I found some shelter just before the heavens opened.

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This is really fine work. It's slightly humorous and at the same time very soft and lovely. The texture of the rain is particularly nice.

16 Jul 2008 12:28am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

OMG!! Do you really want me to throw my camera away? Because if you keep on getting extraordinary images like this I may have to out of sheer frustration. Brilliant, Stu!!

16 Jul 2008 4:31am

@amy: thx amy! please dont throw the nikon away!!!

Vink from French riviera - Grasse, France

Amazing atmosphere !

27 Jul 2008 10:17am

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

When you are in need of to umbrellas, you know it's raining hard ;-)

16 Aug 2008 7:24am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

awesome shot!

18 Aug 2008 4:49am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Well prepared indeed. This is a brilliant photo. Excellent work.

25 Aug 2008 3:40am

Retro from Tartu, Estonia

Wow ... scene and contrast is just ... wow]] and those little drops of water add a feel of frozen time ...

31 Jan 2009 12:47pm

CLODO from PESSAC, France

5* for sure!

24 Feb 2013 10:00am

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