Steven Wharram, LRPS  

Rain but no rainbow by Steven Wharram, LRPS

April 2021 - Rain but no rainbow

About the Image(s)

Using rain on the windscreen on the car as a filter is one of my favourite things. This was a funny day as I was parked in a car park and outside the blue sky was tempting me to get out for a walk. However, on the way here, it had rained very heavily and I knew more was on the way. Even with all that rain, there was no rainbow.

What I did:
As usual, I've kept any manipulation to a minimum
Resized for this Group

10 comments posted

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
What a cleaver idea, and love how it's clear but also fits the action of RAIN a typical day in England or maybe not so much with the global changing climate.   Posted: 04/08/2021 10:28:02
Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thanks Tim. Yes, just an example of getting different types of weather on the same day! :)   Posted: 04/19/2021 08:39:48

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

I have learned three different filters to create rain. What a creative group!

I like the simplicity and minimlism of the image, the composition, the complementary color pallete, the variety of shapes, and lines. The bright yellow point contrasts with the blue and draws my eye into the image.

With the minimalism and simplicity in the image and given the line points to camera left, you might also consider a portrait crop as another option. Well done.   Posted: 04/08/2021 14:08:52
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Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thanks Judith although I didn't create the rain. It was already there, all around me. I just used the windscreen to shoot through it. Thanks for the crop option but, for me, that loses the sense of scale as well as the clouds in the sky.   Posted: 04/19/2021 08:46:02

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Love the cool blue tones of the image. The contrast of the yellow streetlight reminds me of the sun that will come out after the rain. Very creative shot.   Posted: 04/14/2021 15:10:42
Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thanks Barbara. We're changing many of our yellow sodium lights to the more environmentally friendly halogen ones. The problem is that they just emit a boring white light.   Posted: 04/19/2021 08:42:54

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
great way to capture rain. I will have to try that some day. Nice orientation and I love the juxtaposition of the white clouds and the lamp post.   Posted: 04/15/2021 14:50:47
Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thanks Paul. I guess having sat in cars in the rain so often, you find a way to make the most of it, photographically.   Posted: 04/19/2021 08:41:04

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Steven, a lovely simple image, using the rain on the windscreen as a filter works well, nice colour tones , the pole on the angle adds to the image with the yellow light holding you within the frame, nicely captured.   Posted: 04/19/2021 06:30:05
Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Thanks Wendy.   Posted: 04/19/2021 08:43:19


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