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Rainy Drive

Rainy Drive
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4938 W: 483 N: 5832] (27208)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-30
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Action
Camera: Fuji FinePix
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 100 points or more !, DrivingDrivingDriving, My Personal Favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-27 4:57
Viewed: 2818
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 144
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This winter has not been “as usual”… January when it is supposed to be cold and snowy was warm and wet, March that is supposed to be start of spring was cold and colder!

This image was captured as I was driving to Trondheim one day in late January, and the rain was pouring down...

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To birchee: THANKS...pablominto 1 04-23 16:01
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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-03-27 5:21]

Hi Pablo

Is Norway left hand drive? I had always thought only the UK was left & the rest of Europe was right hand drive. A moody & atmospheric shot, that would make a great painting.

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  • Alla Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 15 N: 63] (763)
  • [2006-03-27 5:22]

Interesting composition, Pablo!
Nicely captured movement and mood in general.
It is really scary to drive in such conditions but you even managed to take a picture :).

i like the composition Pablo :)
the motion blur givs good sense of speed
the rain drops hav an interesting effect on the truck :)

Very nice shot Paulo. Good moment, beautiful colors. I like the rain drops...

Great capture, Pablo! Not that I really encourage taking photos while driving, I must say that this one is pretty good! The cold northern light enhances the image. Nice job!

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  • jasp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 419 W: 1 N: 7] (10)
  • [2006-03-27 9:46]

Eyy Pablo i prefer your weather, here always sun... i like see rainning and now with the spring bad time for the alergic. Well untill in the car take photo Pablo... good done.

It's funny the way the light on the top of the cabin is with light before it and not behind as we would suppose. I like it!

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-03-27 13:16]

Strange that we can feel safe in a cabine; danger is everywhere. The big car looks like runnung afterwards, must be the lightstripes.
Action picture.
Good captured Pablo.

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  • Sans1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 463 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-03-27 14:55]

Hi Pablo- you're not the only ones having the strange weather-we've gotten more snow in March than we did in January and Febuary- we're wondering if it will ever warm up- I like this shot through the windshield- with the oncoming semi and the ran on the windshield- provides a dramatic effect- well done my friend!

Best wishes,

Hi Pablo,
I must say that this photo tells a quite rich in details story. Everything hidden in this still from your trip. It says about dazzled, tired eyes, bad visibility, about tired driver, long driver response time to sudden events on the road, about bad driving conditions, about weariness, about... should I list more of this list? I think no! This photo does it much, much better! And seems to be sooo simple... tfs


P.S. I hope this March weather nightmare will end soon. In both our countries... I am soooo tired of it...

I like photos taken through the wet windscreen, it distorts the scene and makes it interesting. I posted a few shots taken while going through the car wash, which I enjoyed taking with the different effects of the water. It is certainly not pleasant driving in such weather, especially when you have to contend with large buses or trucks on the highway. I like the lights of the other oncoming traffice which highlight the scene a little. Nicely done.
Cheers Joan
Thanks for visiting my photo.

Hi Pablo--whoa! Be careful while driving! Fun sense of movement and travel on a rainy day here. I like the effect.

I'm busy with a project 'through the window' atthe moment, will fit nicely, one of my sons' dream was to become a trucker, after his studies, he gave up a good job to become one, I went with him quite a number of times... once to Sweden, from England, ferry to Holland, through Germany, ferry to, and then through, Denmark, to Sweden near Stockholmand back, quite a journey and story! Thanx for the memories, Pablo, M, (*_*)

Hi friend,
nice moment with great colours, composition and idea!
Good work on shot!
Have a good week!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-03-27 20:24]

Very nice capture (and you know what I think of people taking picture while driving!!!!). I like the long & straight road that takes up most of the frame. The big truck on the side of the road adds quite a bit of "bulk" to the picture. Not certain I understand the light things noticed by Were but I will trust you both on that...as it does seem weird. Well done!

Pablo, I'm glad you didn't get hit by that truck! Excellent capture with motion, a scene that I'm sure many have encountered while driving on a cold, rainy night. The mood is very well captured in your image, and your note only adds to what people around the world are saying about climate changes. Politicians may deny that there are climate changes going on, but when people all over the world echo the same sentiments, we all know something's going on. Very well done!! Best Regards, Sam

Hi Pablo,

Dangerous shot... isn't?
But... amazing, is a great photo. Perfect details of the drops. well worked light and nice colours.



haha nice picture, feels like being inside the car.

Good one Pablo. Rainy days sometimes make beautiful pictures, though it is difficult to take them if you are driving by yourself


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-03-28 6:03]

I'm confused ... the truck was going forward ?! The upper lights tell me something else. Or, maybe, he was staying and you're in going back ... very strange ...
anyway great shot.

tfs and have a sunny day,

Hi Pabs, this one is a dangerous shot!! it's raining and the road was slippery and you're in the driver's seat snapping some pics while driving?! :) but it's worth it... nice result! Ron

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2006-03-28 8:15]

Hi Pablo..
Wow... Perfect perspective and ambience... The raindrops on the window are also perfect... Wonderful colors and light...
Stay well..

I CAN ACTUALLY FEEL THE SPLAT ON THE WINDOW! Weather is changing everywhere, no way to stop it. Great dynamic photo!

My first impression was - B R A K E - That lorry is going to jump out of the screen and hit me, and I am driving a RHD on the wrong side of the road at the moment! But then I read Mr Wolfs note and now it does look like it is reversing at tremendous speed

Hi Pablo,
Great capture with great colours, composition and idea!Were you Driving or you stop for a while?TFS.

Cheer up! Your spring weather will soon be here. Great moody shot, and I love the reverse motion of the truck.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-03-28 11:33]

Looks as I was sitting in the car with you ..very good capture of the weather with very natural colors and a good compo Pablo !!


Hi Pablo,

That is intersting to see the light go backward. Could it maybe be a kind of reflection on the windshield and the waterdrops? I like the action in this photo.

Hi Pablo,

Risky photo... :))
Very realistic, as I can almost feel the movement of the vehicle and the rain. The DOF is great, as I can see the truck in the background, even through the window!
Nicely done, but next time let the passenger take this photo for you... :))


An interesting shot.

Hello. Nice composition. Good catch! Original idea, original shot. Well done. :O)

Interesting capture. I like the focusing on the windshield and the drops. The length of the road helps the perspective.

Good job Pablo :)

Nice captured DROPS on the glass with the other neighborhood are "out of focus" in motion.
Nice idea.

Malik & Mary.

Hello Pablo,

glad to see you in TL after a long time my absence here,You made me glad with your warm words,Thanks,

and what a danger shot !
indeed a very well taken shot you did,in a danger situation,oh!
well captured with that full rainy situation,nicely done,Pablo,

Best To You,


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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-03-29 15:58]

Almost a hit/accident..Drive carefull Pablo we love your photo's to much ok?! :-))
Bye bye and compliment

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  • pranab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 0 N: 537] (3143)
  • [2006-03-29 23:34]

once again mood of the photographer is well recorded here. hope you see the bright sun and the greenary soon.

Great shot Pablo
I love the wet look and the motion of the image, its great.
I love it
Thanks for sharing it

This is just like today here in RP, heavy rain most of the day, save that, as you will be aware, there is two thousand percent more traffic.
Dodgy snapping at 300kph but the blurry effect on the truck is quite cool. Like that!
What is ChrisJ on about?

Big truck and the rain drops add the dangerous effects!The car at far away gives good perspective!Good POV!

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2006-03-30 12:01]

Hi Pablo
i am sure it is VOLVO but i do not know the firm rainy days and wet roads remind my something about my time in Scandinavia i became trucks lover soon you will see some of my collection in this site thanks for sharing Shimon

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  • albyro Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 452 W: 0 N: 24] (2504)
  • [2006-03-30 12:06]

Good framing Pablo. Well done.

great picture pablo, like usual!
i go now for a moment, take care
see you later

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-03-30 20:54]

Hi Pablo,
very interesting photo. I am trying understand the situation here. The truck is coming towards you but still from the light trails it looks as if it was reversing?!

Also high speed on a single lane highway with oncoming traffic on a rainy day?

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-03-31 4:01]

Nice perspective view & i like the dramatic way express your daily life. Well seen my friend!


Hi Pablo,

Very nice moment you have captured!! Nice effects. TFS.


wow look out, you driving to fast ehehehe our star of spring was also a raining star, but this will not last forever. Regards

Very good effect. Excellent capture. Very nice Jop! I like driving to rainy air.


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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2006-04-01 4:29]

Hi my friend Pablo,
this is beautiful. I like sense of the picture. perspective is great. Congratulations.
Take care.
Meaning Sense :-))
Framing :-))
Idea :-))

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-04-01 11:18]

Hello Pablo,

Visual, big beautiful moment
highways are beautiful and a lot of attention.
Great work here!


Hello Pablo. All good things have been said and there is reason for.. its a special and good photo.
After reading the critiques I say ..yes I noticed
the lights to in front of the truck.. Maybe its someting we sometimes see watching a train in a movie:
Looks as itf the wheels spin/turning backwords..
Photo: Well done and thanks
John T

Very difficult shot to achive while in a moving car and under such terrible weather conditions. Masterfully composed and the timing was perfect. The exposure is on the spot and for a shot taken under such conditions very sharp.

P.S. Thank you for your kind comments.

Hi Pablo,

Even though we all use them, This shot gives us a great insight into how treacherous the roads really can be.
The feeling of speed, blur and detail are brilliant. Excellent capture!


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-04-03 14:45]

Pablo, I think everybody has said it all...
But WOW..one feels like they are sitting in your car and sensing the speed, and feeling the rain..too...

Great Stuff !!


p.s. our weather is weird also down here in New Zealand.. its Autumn and still the temps are high, and humid.

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  • spike1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 450 W: 0 N: 464] (4321)
  • [2006-04-06 10:05]

Let me add my praise to this photo too Pablo. Excellent atmosphere created by your composition and POV. I like the richness of the colors too. Overall, a very effective photo.

And the grass was still sooooo green!

Incredible! Nice sot , Sorry I missed this one, when you posted it. Great job in shooting this one driving at the same time! Well seen and captured. A lot of movements here.

ahh don't worry pablo, it was the same around here. i guess it's the whole factor of global warming? I don't know.

i've tried shooting a picture, while in the car...when it was raining, didn't come out to be so successful. hopefully you weren't driving yourself, can be quite dangerous ;)


Moment in live photo.
Showing the mood of the moment.
Making use of the telephone is not allowed while driving but nobody talked photographing.
Nice piece of work


Hello Pablo, this is very well done! Well, I should drive and take photos lol! We never know what fantastic shot we might get :)

Great work, I love the rain drops in your windshield.

Take care, Yan :)

Super shot pablo. Nice timing and unique effect

Hi Pablo,
Great rainy day shot from your moving vehicle.
This is a real action shot and I like it.
Great pov,colors,action,sharpness,frame,note and dof.Well Done.TFS
Your Chicago Friend Chris

great capture. My first thought is "what am i doning on the wrong side of the road?" but then I remember. The effect is absolutely great

Hi Pablo,
I must admit that while working on PP on my "Wet wet drive" photo I used this one as an inspiration :-) Originally, I wanted to make my photo much darker but when I saw a splash and drops on the windscreen in your photo I thought it was perfect solution to show the hard condtions of driving. In your photo I really liked the scary atmosphere, mainly caused by the truck approaching. tfs


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  • redol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 260 W: 33 N: 12] (2254)
  • [2006-04-28 6:08]

gran disparo.
Me encantan estas composiciónes.

Morning Pablo.
Rather wet over there. Good capture you did. Like the inclusion of the big truck.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2006-07-25 8:40]

Hi Pablo!
Next time be more careful of yourself and to not take photos while driving;) Good dof has captured both the wet window and the bus. Good job, but you better explain who was shooting from the back seat!:))
All the best!

Hello pablo,

nice "wintery" photo, it cools me a little bit with this heat.
I love it.

Good Idea, nice picture, and also the workshop :-)

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-10-02 14:32]

Taking a snapshot while driving or flying needs certainly a multi-tasking mind.....
The picture in view is exciting because it is raining which needs a bit more of concentration as sceeen can be seen which provides poor visibility. In addition clouds are blocking the light. Thus, an interesting perspective.

Thanks for sharing a thrilling moment from life.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-10-19 4:28]

Sehr interessante Aufnahme Pablo, perfekte Perspektive auf der Straße. Bei dem Regen durch die nassen Autoscheiben verzerrt sich die Szene mit den unterschiedlichen Effekten. Kompliment.
Schöne Grüße.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-11-16 15:29]

Hallo Pablo,
ein super Moment hast Du hier gezeigt, es ist Dir fabelhaft gelungen den rasenden Trucker fotografieren, eine klasse Idee, Komposition und Farben, gefällt mir sehr.
Schöne Grüsse

Beautiful glass effect and light, a simple trucks looks different seen through the wet glass and with those lights. Great effect.



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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2007-09-14 6:13]

Hello Pablo
A strong impression of bad weather is convied of course by droplets and mostly by the
bluish grey of sky and road.
Quite evocative.
Best regards.

Now indeed Pablo, this is not what one imagines when thinking about Norway in January - so prepare for strange seasons then.
It really works does it rain/glass/lights.
I think it is lovely!
TL'ers who have seen this, store it in their memorie and then some day they see a similar possibilty to get a good picture.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-08-21 13:36]

Hi Pablo...
Another excellent catch, nicely done..!
Fine image, colors and details...
Best regards,

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