Nighttime in the Rain - CC

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  1. Abby Rose

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    Last night I took some pictures in the rain. I'd never done that before! It was fun. Everything was so much more colorful because of the puddles. :)

    Anyway, I was wondering how I did on these. I like them, but that might just be because it was something I've never done before. I do that a lot, when I try something new. Its one of those "I really like these pictures!" moments, and when you go back a few months later, its one of those "man these actually suck" moments. :) I hope this isnt too many for a CC thread. Please let me know and I can delete a few.

    The big pile of dirt in most of them is from construction. It's been going on forever! All the sites are flooded now.

    1. The path to the cafeteria
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    2. What I see across the street from in front of my dorm
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    3. About the same as the last one except larger aperture
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    4. Directly across the street
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    5. Thats me. I wanted someone to walk into the frame here, but no one was around. So I waited for the rain to let up a bit (because there was no one to hold my umbrella over my camera either! :blushing:), and then set the self timer. Even with the lens hood though, a drop of rain got on the lens.
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    6. About the same as the last one. The ISO on both of these was much higher than where I usually put it, because I didnt want too long of an exposure since I had to leave my camera alone in the rain. Is the noise very bad?
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    I think they are a great start. I'm the same way, my first macro shots i thought were amazing. The more I learn about that type of photography, the more i realize how crappy my first shots were.

    Sure, you could improve on these. A few have a lens flare, which may have been desired, but probably not.

    Really in these I think the construction activity takes away from the image. It would have been better without the barrels and dirt hills. But hey, we can't win em all. :)

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    Thank you!

    You're right. :) I have no idea how to prevent those. Tips?

    You're telling me! I wish they would go away. Noise all day long. At least the site is quiet at night. :confused:
     
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    I don't have a lot of tips. I actually haven't researched lens flare prevention much, i usually fix it by turn slightly, that's usually enough to make them go away.

    I like your photo a day site. I have to check it out when I'm not at work!

    Where in the Saginaw bay area do you live? I was born in Bay City. :)
     
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    I live north of Midland. I went to Bay City Public schools, though! :) BCW!
     
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    That's cool. I'm always amazed when I meet someone semi local out of all the millions of people on the Internets.

    I went to bay city schools too for a while. Well, up til 2nd grade. I think the school I went to was Hampton... does that sound right?

    I've lived in MI my whole life, have you been in that area long?
     
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    Yup, down in the Essexville area?
    I've lived here my whole life too. I love Michigan, and I really hope that I wont have to leave to find a job after college.
     
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    Yup. Essexville is where I lived until I was 6 or 7. Then moved north. Then south west. Then East. :)

    Do you go to the bay to take a lot of photos? I miss being close to a great lake... now I've got to drive at least 30 minutes!
     
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    Not too often, though I dont live far from Linwood. I dont take advantage of it. :) I'm planning to get up early a lot this summer to try some sunrises over it though!
     

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