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Went swimming with my grandson and camera. The rain started pelting down so I took some shots. Didn’t realise there were people walking across the bridge until I saw the shots on my screen. It was raining so hard there was so little colour that the original image looked black and white. I love rain.
Tallebudgera Creek Queensland Australia
Canon S95, F8, 1/500sec, ISO320, Raw
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rain, water, movement, wet, bridge, people, black and white, jillian merlot

I like to blur the line between Art and Photography. I am addicted to taking photographs and then manipulating them. All images including textures and artwork are my own.
There are many subjects that interest me, but my favourite is people…and I think the hardest to capture.
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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 2 years ago

    Wow, that’s amazing! Where did all those people come from?

  • Thanks Mel. I bought this camera to capture such moments. Maybe the people were there because I had a camera :)????. There is a paddle board person hiding under the bridge on the left to stay out of the stinging rain.

    – Jillian Merlot

  • John Violet
    John Violetabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous image. Very unusual

  • Thanks John. It was quite a surreal moment.

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Sorcha Whitehorse ©
    Sorcha Whiteho...about 2 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Ant Vaughan
    Ant Vaughanabout 2 years ago

    love it…

  • Thank you Ant :-)

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetabout 2 years ago

    February 22, 2012

  • Wow thanks heaps Joanne. I think this is my first feature in this group.

    – Jillian Merlot

  • marybedy
    marybedyabout 2 years ago

    This is very cool!

  • It was even cooler being in the rain and taking the photo…thanks!

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture!

  • I love your comment…thanks Andrew.

    – Jillian Merlot

  • BaVincio
    BaVincioabout 2 years ago

    LOVE this image!!

  • David Lamb
    David Lambabout 2 years ago

    This is remarkable, the detail of the drops hitting the water is surreal. Great capture!

  • Thank you David on your wow comment!

    – Jillian Merlot

  • vilaro Images
    vilaro Imagesabout 2 years ago

    This is an incredible capture Jillian. The fact that this was not planned but purely opportunistic makes it a timeless shot.

  • Thanks so much Vilaro…love your comment on the timeless shot!

    – Jillian Merlot

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