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Before the Rain Stopped

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 October 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

Thanks to the heavy rain, mist and wind, this "screened-in" view from Amy's porch was as close as we could get to the outdoors for a few days. But this seemed to have a charm of it's own. Not quite the dramatic look that New England is known for, but I did rather like this soft tone through the mist.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/25 second F/6.3 ISO 100 180 mm

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Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

The rain definitely adds something special to the shot, if not to the enjoyment of your visit. Thanks for your email Denny, we never doubted you for a second :)

12 Oct 2012 6:11am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I like the soft tones aand the wet misty feel in this.

12 Oct 2012 6:41am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Typical "after the rain" (or during) quality of the colours, creating this special mood.

12 Oct 2012 7:10am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Lovely, dreamy feeling in this picture.

12 Oct 2012 7:38am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


12 Oct 2012 7:50am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Moisture helps saturate the colors and in this case the screening adds teh softness ... a lovely capture in spite of the weather. :D

12 Oct 2012 1:17pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It is elegant and Autumnally moody in the best way, buddy.

12 Oct 2012 1:40pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

So beautiful! Autumn at its best! Have a nice week-end, Denny! :-)

12 Oct 2012 1:51pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful Autumn leaves. time go by passed, another year is coming, I remenbered when I saw you picture on the blog was golden leaves image too....:-)

12 Oct 2012 3:32pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The moisture laden air really brings out the richness of the colours and also gives the shot a dreamy feel! Nicely done Denny! ;-)

12 Oct 2012 6:34pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

This is beautiful; a great view to sit and enjoy nature! Fantastic photo Denny!

12 Oct 2012 7:34pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful shot, the rain give it a wonderful feel Denny

12 Oct 2012 8:34pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible variation of these beautiful colors on each leaf! Perfectly composed!

12 Oct 2012 9:19pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! It is like a painting!

12 Oct 2012 9:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A dreamy vision of autumn. Love it.

12 Oct 2012 11:25pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


13 Oct 2012 2:01am

franz from Baden, Austria

i can FEEL the rain here, denny, and see it on the pine needles ... what an atmosphere, sir !!!

13 Oct 2012 7:32pm

k@ from Paris, France

I'm in total awe & respect in front of such Nature gifts !

13 Oct 2012 7:45pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States


15 Oct 2012 6:54pm

1/25 second
ISO 100
180 mm