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When the rain comes

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Challenge: Whatever the Weather (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Feb 5, 2017
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2017

[Feb. 12th, 2017 10:14:23 PM]

Ah well. I didn't want to create fake weather outside to look like real weather (hose and umbrella). And the last couple of days of the challenge (yes, of course I waited until last minute) were bright and blue and cloudless. I really couldn't think of anything to do with that to make it say weather.

So I tried to see what I could do that would obviously "say" weather, without really trying to fool people. Yet be able to enter something with a staged shot.

So I had it rain inside. It was supposed to be a leaking roof. I wanted pails and pans around and a wider shot, but I just couldn't get it to look right.

It made a huge mess on the table. I had the lights set up, and my son had a beer bottle with water on the right and I had a milk bottle with water on the left. Set the timer and poured.

I wasn't happy with where the streams were, but it was way too much of a mess to reshoot.

I'm glad that some people enjoyed the idea. I'm also impressed with the people who continually attempt out of the box photos at DPC. I didn't think this was that out of the box, yet it was hard seeing the 1s, 2s and 3s come in. They sink you so fast in these days of few voters. It still ended up being a fine score, but it really made me appreciate the people who try to stretch the challenge but still stay somewhat within the boundaries. 2-3 ones with this many votes can drop you by .3 overall. And that's just with 2 or 3 low votes.

So my hats off to those who continually try to push the boundaries. It's hard to do and hard to watch. But it's a great challenge and I got a lot more comments that I would have with my boring blue sky. :)

So kudos to the brave and foolhardy. And thanks to the family members that put up with messes!


(and thanks for the comments. :)

Place: 29 out of 81
Avg (all users): 5.7500
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4419
Avg (non-participants): 6.3810
Views since voting: 274
Views during voting: 139
Votes: 64
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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02/21/2017 09:39:06 PM
I love your notes.

I love your photo.

I love your creativity.

Well done!

Silly voters...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2017 11:29:15 PM
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02/12/2017 11:52:59 AM
This image looks of a strange quality, maybe just the weather.
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02/11/2017 03:50:42 PM
Great lighting and composition. This one makes me smile. One of my favorites and will make the top 3 for sure. 10
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02/08/2017 06:05:01 PM
Time to call the roofer.
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02/07/2017 11:38:15 AM
Haha.. Good effort and nice lighting! 8
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02/07/2017 10:55:16 AM
Nice take on the challenge, very humerous
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02/06/2017 12:40:46 AM
Ha Ha looks like a mates house, he's renovating, they dont need to flush the toilet as it absolutely bucket down in there.!! His G/f says new roof or no nooky so I guess he will fix in no time now!!!!!! 9
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