Piccadilly Circus in the Rain

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    Almost an abstract shot this image. It was a rainy day in London and the reflections at Piccadilly Circus off the wet pavement were amazing. I stood on the steps by the Eros statue waiting, hoping to capture somebody on their own walk by with an umbrella. This took thirty shots to achieve what I wanted as it was very busy with groups of people filing past. I wanted a blurred yet distinctive shape that depicted somebody hurrying along in the rain.

    I did not do any other post processing manipulation to this shot apart from a little tweaking using levels to increase separation. The RAW image really is this colourful. Handheld at 1/13th second to get the effect of movement. I was pleased to see the shot is quite sharp when looking at the railings in the background.

    cisco image , Paolo.Taverna, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. pe_ha45 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called *Artists of the Year* (Admin-invite only) - (Post 1 - Award 3), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. louie imaging 53 months ago | reply

      GIA
      This Image Is Music To My Eyes!
      You Deserve A Golden Image Award!
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    3. M 65 53 months ago | reply

      GIA
      This Image Is Music To My Eyes!
      You Deserve A Golden Image Award!
      Artists Of The Year (Invite Only) - (post 1 - give an award to 3)

    4. noa m 53 months ago | reply

      GIA
      This Image Is Music To My Eyes!
      You Deserve A Golden Image Award!
      Artists Of The Year (Invite Only) - (post 1 - give an award to 3)

    5. gorfor 53 months ago | reply

      GIA
      This Image Is Music To My Eyes!
      You Deserve A Golden Image Award!
      Artists Of The Year (Invite Only) - (post 1 - give an award to 3)

    6. Gajni2 53 months ago | reply

      Because a song can be heard at the backdrop of this photo

      GIA
      This Image Is Music To My Eyes!
      You Deserve A Golden Image Award!
      Artists Of The Year (Invite Only) - (post 1 - give an award to 3)

    7. starman 59 53 months ago | reply

      Hope you didn't get too wet - your patients paid off ,

      I like this image with the vivid colours, this slight morttion bluring and all hand helf at 1/13 - amazing - my hand is certainly not that steady, - well done

    8. Valcir Siqueira 51 months ago | reply

      GOLD STAR AWARD (invite needed)
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      please add the tag GoldStarAward

    9. Valcir Siqueira 51 months ago | reply

      A MASTERPIECE
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      Post 1 Award 3

    10. Valcir Siqueira 51 months ago | reply


      Excellent! You Captured My Attention!
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    11. Phiggys.com BPE2* @DAPA Group 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "Art"-"THE ULTIMATE IMAGE GALLERY OF PHOTO ART", and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Phiggys.com BPE2* @DAPA Group 50 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your excellent work in "PHOTO ART".
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    13. K. Tsaklidis 50 months ago | reply

      this is a touch of class congrats and thanks.

      This Photo deserves a Platinum Heart Award


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    14. Michellou 45 months ago | reply

      well done & yes it is almost abstract. but then again.. life is abstract is various ways

    15. Olemik 40 months ago | reply

      Awesome! Abstract and yet not totally - cool!

    16. dotcomjohnny 37 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!
      It gives me the greatest pleasure to inform you that this image has been awarded
      2nd place in the latest round of the Perfect Image UK Photo Contest on DAPA Group.

      As a result of your win, please remember to add this image to the
      DAPA Group Picture of the Year 2011 Image Gallery.

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      dapagroup-meritaward

    17. Trudie S 37 months ago | reply

      Congratulations Mark!

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