Peter Cheung  

Rainy Night by Peter Cheung

January 2022 - Rainy Night

About the Image(s)

The photo was taken in Seattle downtown last month. The weather in Seattle this winter is wet and cold, and raining almost everyday. However, a rainy night in downtown can be quite beautiful and more colorful. The camera settings of this image are Sony a7r IIIa, Sony 24-105mm, f/4.5, 24mm, ISO-500, 1/30 sec. In post-processing I darkened the sky and increased the color situation a bit, and cropped out the gray sky a little bit.

4 comments posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A superb image Peter. To me it is all about the colour and life in the city. So cropping out a gray sky to make us look more closely at the colours and lights is definitely the way to go. Great depth, impact and story telling. Congratulations Peter.   Posted: 01/17/2022 03:03:17

Tom Barbernitz   Tom Barbernitz
I also like the bold colors, the composition with the lines in the walk, and the vibrance and life of the city.

The only piece I find distracting or overpowering is the large blue Monorail post on the right side. I would try cropping it out so that the eye then wanders all the way into the scene. When I full screen the image - I keep getting stuck trying to read the information on the Monorail post.   Posted: 01/19/2022 21:02:36

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Beautiful image and full pf color and light. Great leading lines to pull your eye into the image. I actually like the bright blue color of the monorail sign and it does not trouble me.....but I do get what Tom is saying. It is hard to drag your eyes beyond that point. I just find the other lights and colors bright enough that they draw me in. In fact during my first view I never looked at the foreground. The shiny streets and lights attracted me first.

Nice image Peter! Makes me want to visit Seattle!   Posted: 01/20/2022 14:24:40

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Great shot!! Love the colors, the lines and the wet. You positions yourself well. Another step to the left and I think you would have cut off the signage. I agree on cropping out the blue monorail - it is not helping with the image.   Posted: 01/21/2022 17:14:40


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