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3rd Place - Stopping to Get the Mail on a Rainy Day by CJ in CA
16-FEB-2009 CJ in CA

3rd Place - Stopping to Get the Mail on a Rainy Day by CJ in CA

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ctfchallenge23-Feb-2009 03:51
Thanks Brent, DT, and Aam. We had one day of sun and now back to rain, but since we really need it, we can't complain too much. Tom, I thought you and a few others might be familiar with Robert Frost but since my title was so lame, I didn't really think anyone would get the connection! :-D CJ
aam1234 21-Feb-2009 17:39
Really good. Well done, CJ.
Rod 20-Feb-2009 22:49
We have some great poets down here & I've read most of them Tommy. All their work is displayed in all public toilets:-)
ctfchallenge20-Feb-2009 20:46
I can relate, Carole. You've probably gotten more rain than me, though. There might be another storm on Sunday! Anyway, this shot captured the mood of the weather very nicely. -dtallakson
ctfchallenge20-Feb-2009 01:47
Just want you to know Carole that I got the title since Frost is a reknowned American poet, but I didn't want to talk about it and show up Rod.. him being from, well, down there in the bush. -tv
ctfchallenge19-Feb-2009 05:27
Very clever take on the topic Carole. Like the diagonal wiper and the red looks great and gets just enough attention. Looks like Seattle weather :-)
ctfchallenge19-Feb-2009 02:35
Rod, I've been "busy"! :-D The long title is a play on Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" - I know, pretty lame! :-D CJ
ctfchallenge19-Feb-2009 01:57
Thanks all! The small aperture is due to changing from a macro lens, stuffing the camera into my bag and forgetting to check the settings when I came back home and stopped to pick up the mail. So, part of this is OOF because of the rain and part by the close focusing on the wiper blade which was only about 10-12 inches in front of the lens. CJ
Rod 19-Feb-2009 01:53
Where the bleeding L is Carole.
Troy19-Feb-2009 00:36
Yes, This is indeed very good! Great composition and colors.
ctfchallenge18-Feb-2009 21:21
I like the idea of using the rain to create the OOF. Well done Carole. -Doug
sue anne18-Feb-2009 03:28
Beautifully done !
ctfchallenge17-Feb-2009 12:39
Go girls!! This is good!!
Penny Street
ctfchallenge17-Feb-2009 12:29
Nice twist on the topic Carole as we are left with the ambiguity of how much of the oof is caused by the rain and how much by selective focus esp with such a small aperture. Good comp and colors. -tv
Rod 17-Feb-2009 05:55
We take our time finding a picy but when you can see, there are picys everywhere even though I have trouble finding them these days. This very ordinary view is transformed into a terrific picy by being able to see. Even the wiper is placed to enhance the picy & the red mail box's bring the picy to life. I don't think we needed a girly twenty line title but the picy stands on its own. Well done megirl this works great mate.