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Listen To the Rain

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 17 May 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"Listen to each drop of rain (listen listen)
Whispering secrets in vain (listen listen)
Frantically searching for someone to hear
Their story before they hit ground
Please don't let go
Can't we stay for a while?
It's just too hard to say goodbye
Listen to the rain

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 400 75 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Ddo from France

What a great mood. Love the effects of the rain. Black and white is a good choice here.

17 May 2011 5:09am

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

nice old shot !

17 May 2011 5:10am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Something rich in the atmosphere of romance, an urban night, a classic movie, all rolled into one sweet image.

17 May 2011 5:13am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Love your toning here. A really lovely shot.

17 May 2011 5:49am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, the rain matters little when you have love ...and an umbrella. A lovely romantic evocative shot, Mariana.

17 May 2011 6:20am

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Very nice and tasteful processing.

17 May 2011 6:35am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent treatment....

17 May 2011 6:35am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

They are waiting for the Pharmacy aperture !! Lovely scene and treatment , Phil

17 May 2011 6:42am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

It's raining, but under the umbrella, it's heaven ! And later they will be singing in the rain !
Pretty universal and eternal scene with this timeless treatment.

17 May 2011 6:50am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful capture - in a world of their own!

17 May 2011 7:31am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

What rain, it's only the sound of my heart!

17 May 2011 7:41am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Rain adds a wonderful cohesion to a street-scene - everyone and everything shares in it. Your image says that so well.

17 May 2011 7:42am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

makes me sing I M SINGING IN THE RAIN!!!

17 May 2011 7:59am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great scenery !

17 May 2011 8:01am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great scenery !

17 May 2011 8:01am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

This is a lovely, touching and romantic, beautiful in the sepia tone. I can hear the rain and love the little poem

17 May 2011 8:41am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

love is in the rain !!!:)

17 May 2011 9:14am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice the mood ! Well done !

17 May 2011 9:35am

Smitha from Paris, France

This image is compellingly evocative of an old Hindi film song - romantic and soft and in tones very similar to your photo! It all calls for a sentimental "awww" :-) Great shot!

17 May 2011 9:52am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Romantic mood....Great treatment & color cast...5*

17 May 2011 10:09am

Laurette from South Africa

Captured the mood perfectly with lovely tones. Well done.

17 May 2011 11:44am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

17 May 2011 11:49am

@El pare: i am stick to - listen to the rain .... Can't we stay for a while? It's just too hard to say goodbye Listen to the rain

franz from Baden, Austria

superb tones and a wonderful sense of intimacy and emptiness combined! i venture to say that those two little notice the rain .... ;-))

17 May 2011 11:49am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I would hazard a guess that they are not even aware of the rain! A beautiful universallly romantic shot Mariana! ;-)

17 May 2011 11:53am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice ambiance and colors. I like a lot

17 May 2011 12:11pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful mood in this romantic picture, and yes, I think the same as Eric, they might not even be aware of the rain. The words of that song (though I wasn´t so fond of Evanescenes singing) are great to this picture and vice versa!

17 May 2011 12:16pm

delkoo from marguerittes, France

Another fantastic bw from you. a poetic shot with great bw tones...

17 May 2011 12:29pm

Damian B from Manchester, United Kingdom

Incredible mood and the sepia effect gives it such a timeless Romantic mood, it seems they are lost in one another despite the outpourings of rain - Classic image!!

17 May 2011 12:29pm

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Street photography at its best.

17 May 2011 12:34pm

martim from Galesburg,Illinois, United States

romantic slow rain...stick to listen...Rain has many Voices......

17 May 2011 12:42pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Sublime, beautiful exposed photo

17 May 2011 1:15pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful mood you captured here - this shot has a lot of feeling to it.

17 May 2011 1:15pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The beauty of a rainy day.

17 May 2011 1:16pm

gobou from Bamako, Mali

A great treatment for a superb capture a bit melancholic - excellent

17 May 2011 1:59pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the mood and the lone person with the umbrella

17 May 2011 2:12pm

@yiannis krikis: oh, take another look , and notice a couple hugging :)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This really does sound like rain...this one takes me there, Mariana - great piece!

17 May 2011 2:14pm

@Denny Jump Photo: you wish to be young again and hug with your darling under an umbrella ? sweet :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Génail sous la pluie superbe compo avec l'effet brillant au sole

17 May 2011 2:19pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


17 May 2011 2:45pm

BLISTR from Edmonton, Canada

I like this timeless candid. Well done.

17 May 2011 3:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine mood you've captured here with the rain and the young couple. The toning is wonderful. We've been listening to way too many raindrops out here. The sun promises to shine for four days in a row. We'll see.

17 May 2011 4:12pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I love the hugging in the rain Mariana....under a small umbrella...thats real romance....;-)))
Great find and a wet camera worth;-))

17 May 2011 4:24pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Make me think of Sinatra "singing in the rain".
The tones gives the photo a romantic mood.
Well done Mariana!

17 May 2011 5:10pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely moment captured here - wonderful mood and what an apt poetry!

17 May 2011 5:12pm

Emmeji from France

"Un p'tit coin d'parapluie contre un coin d'paradis..."( Georges Brassens)

17 May 2011 5:16pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Romantically... How did you find this wonderful pair? Have photographer had an umbrella?!

17 May 2011 5:49pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

With no cars, pedestrians and other distractions, this looks like a peaceful place to be as the two seek shelter together under the umbrella. Her white long-sleeve shirt contrasts nicely here and the placement of her arm really illustrates that they are holding each other. Great words of prose that you shared as well.

17 May 2011 5:51pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture and solitude!

17 May 2011 6:42pm

Philippe from Nivelles, Belgium

Hi, Mariana. A modern version of 'Singing in the Rain'? Nice to see these two lovers hugging each other and forgetting all the rest, even the bad weather.
Have a nice day,

17 May 2011 7:09pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

romance and love rainy afternoon, where two hearts find the magic in your eyes I love you, just a beautiful heart like yours ...............
*********************************** kiss

17 May 2011 8:08pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

and feeling the love

17 May 2011 8:36pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good job, i like this view on the couple and the distance.

17 May 2011 9:13pm

Irene from L C, France

Beautiful mood...

17 May 2011 9:35pm

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Fantastic shot, Mariana. The atmosphere is so special I can't help liking this picture very much. Five stars!

17 May 2011 9:43pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Listen to the Rain ... Great shot and feel of love and affection. Wonderful mood .... Love it. :)

17 May 2011 10:08pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

aww, how sweet.. nicely captured..

18 May 2011 3:46am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Really nice mood that brings a flavor from past days.

18 May 2011 4:56am

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

great tone!! it really has a classic feel to it! and perfect title!

18 May 2011 8:10am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

une ambiance trés lourde ce dégage de ta photo ...excellent!

18 May 2011 10:35am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the lonely mood and feel. Wonderful color and toning here.

18 May 2011 12:10pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent ! Nice poetic shot.

18 May 2011 12:13pm

Hashem Hosseini from Mashhad, Iran

im speechless...

19 May 2011 4:51pm

@Hashem Hosseini: thanks :) do not be speechless ... say something ;)

Hashem Hosseini from Mashhad, Iran

well... the thing is at times i got carried away, weather by a poem, piece of music or this picture with a amazing caption, and at these times there's no possible explanation or words to convey the feeling.. this was one of those times! :)
i suppose it count as SOMETHING now :D

19 May 2011 7:38pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Excellent process which makes us feel the mood of this rainy evening. Nicely done!
Have a nice day.

21 May 2011 12:14pm

akbari from Tehran, Iran

Subjects were required to show the high

4 Jul 2011 5:24am

1/200 second
ISO 400
75 mm