Yellow railings beside our office’s car park, seen through my car’s rain-soaked windscreen; 1 Aug 2012.

I’d often seen the distorted images of these yellow railings in my wet windscreen, and so brought the camera to work on a rainy day to see what might be made of them.  I’ve rotated them, and increased contrast while reducing brightness, to make the image more dramatic.

Canon G11 PowerShot at 140mm (35mm equivalent); 400 ISO; manipulated in Capture NX2 and rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. dini says:

    love this one!!!!the color …the water…everything!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Dini! This was taken in the car park at my office – I used my little G11 camera, which has a wonderfully articulated screen – like the one on your new Nikon camera – but more articulated, so that it can face forwards >>> and thus very handy for self-portraits.

      Things like this catch my eye, I’m lucky that they do, and then I take the images home and work on them on the computer.

      Taking this, I focused on the rain droplets on the windscreen, with the yellow areas out of focus behind – and then darkened the remaining areas to black. Adrian


  2. krikitarts says:

    This is a fascinating image, and it would be very hard to figure out without your description. To me it looks more like reflections than lit objects viewed through the wet glass. Well seen!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thanks, Gary! I replied to your metedata email earlier this morning – you talked about using the macro facility on compacts – well this is just that: close in to the inside of the wet windscreen to capture the detail there, and then those wonderful yellow rails out of focus in the background. A


  3. Helen Cherry says:

    Absolutely Love it !!


  4. Graham says:

    Wonderful – I love this, Adrian.


  5. Meanderer says:

    That’s wonderful Adrian; I love it. How good it is to have a bit of Summer rain for super shots such as this!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thanks, Meanderer, glad you like it! But I think we’re having more than “a bit” of summer rain – luckily we’re not too bothered about summer sun, we never sunbathe, but for those who do this is a summer to forget! Thanks, as always, for your kind thoughts! Adrian


  6. skuk2 says:

    Nice image Adrian, you’re so good and spotting these images which just seem to by-pass me. I must look more closely 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Well I wonder who you are!!! ->>> congrats on getting your blog going – and good first post!

      Spotting images – its a question of not merely glancing at things as most people do, but of taking the time to really look at and see them – and this applies to anything, from Niagra Falls to a tube of toothpaste. Its a question of becoming visually aware.

      Such abilities can be inherited and some people naturally have them. But, also, there is no doubt at all that, with practice, such abilities can be learned.

      We all have an area of sharp vision in our eyes, and a larger area of more diffuse, peripheral vision – one thing to get in the habit of doing is to >>>consciously use your cone of sharp vision to look at things. When you see something, however big or small it is, >>>consciously bring your cone of sharp vision to bear on it – if its big, a landscape for instance, don’t haphazardly glance here and there around it, but rather consciously sweep it with your cone of sharp vision, consciously looking at its colours, shapes, moods, textures etc. And >>> take your time, don’t rush.

      And if you want suggestions for other blogs to start looking at, try some of the people frequently commenting here.

      And now, the only thing left is that you and I have to got to do our damndest (?spelling) to help get this damned database up on its damned feet! Oh god ….. I mean …. oh gooood! Adrian


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