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Picture of the Day - September 16, 2009

"Waiting on the rain"

Artistic photo of a lady 'waiting on the rain'.
Photo courtesy of Amber Wallace.                     (Click on the photo for a larger view)

I rarely feature "artsy" photos as "Pictures of the Day", but every once in a while I see one that is simply too wonderful to pass up. Today is one of those days...

In today's picture photographer Amber Wallace has managed to create an image that is not only pleasing to the eye, but rather intriguing as well. Her artistic use of vignetting was done to perfection, leaving one to wonder just exactly what the sky looked like at that moment. Was it about to rain in buckets, or was the lady carrying the umbrella "just in case"? I suppose we'll never know, and I believe that makes the photograph so much more effective.

Here are the camera and settings used to capture this image:
    Camera: Nikon D60
    Focal length: 50mm
    Shutter speed: 1/125 second
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO: 180

Click here to visit Amber Wallace's website.

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Eric Shumate
    Town: Savannah, GA

    I agree with Rick. This is one of the most intriguing photographs I have seen in quite some time. Very well done Ms. Wallace!
    Name: Janette Harris
    Town: Bloomfield, CT

    Simply superb!!!
    Name: Trevor Phillips
    Town: Nolanville, TX

    This is a great picture indeed. Very relaxing with a whimsical air. I love it!
    Name: Candice Hughes
    Town: Catoosa, OK

    Today's picture brings back so many wonderful memories. When I was a little girl my grandma would take me outside when it started to rain and hold a huge red umbrella over our heads and we would spend at least half an hour splashing around in the puddles with our bare feet. I loved that wonderful lady so much and miss her dearly, and this picture brightened my day more than you will ever know. Thank you Amber for sharing it with us, and thanks Rick for choosing yet another WONDERFUL image for the Picture of the Day!
    Name: Robert Schwarztrauber
    Town: Buffalo, NY

    Surprise! One of the best things about is that you never know what surprise you'll find when you visit everyday. Today's photo by Ms. Wallace was a very nice surprise indeed. An interesting and beautiful photo that anyone would be pleased to have hanging on their wall.
    Name: Jim Burris
    Town: Oakland, CA

    Yep, today's picture sure is a departure from the fine landscape photos that typically make the grade and become POTD's, but I can see why Rick chose this one. In a word, it's magnificent.
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    I would have to agree with all of the comments made so far. This is an excellent photo which I have enjoyed seeing very much. Like Robert said, you never know what you are going to find when you visit here each day, but you DO KNOW that it is going to be good. Very nice photo Amber!!
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    I expect it will rain just any minute!!!

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