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A Smile in the Rain by dannyst A Smile in the Rain by dannyst
I was standing in the middle of one of the heaviest rain Iíve shot on. As always, I was drenched from waist down and I kept my camera as close to the umbrella as possible. Iíve been waiting and shooting for about 30 minutes shooting here and there, but I havenít really seen anything peculiarÖ until I saw a woman from afar wrapped with a shawl walking gracefully towards my side of the street. She just stood out from all the others who were equally rushing to shelter. Itís one of those moments when I thought ďI HAVE to photograph her.Ē

I positioned myself in her path, crouched down, and took a series of shots until she walked past me. Later when I reviewed the shots, it was then that I realized she was smiling! She probably noticed me taking her picture. Or maybe she just really loved the summer rain. Maybe bothÖ Iím not sure. But I knew I had a keeper.

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Jennifer-Star Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Love it, beautiful !
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ambnas Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
superb!
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ikadeoalmighty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I absolutely adore this photograph. Everyone else is hunkered under umbrellas or running from the rain and she's strutting down the sidewalk like it's a catwalk, smile plastered across her face, and wearing sandals. Work it, honey!
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LEELANDD Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014

Wow!!...wonderful shot!....what a women.


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2ndStella Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really beutiful picture! :)
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phantomofthesymphony Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Cute :)
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Edwardv Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
:)
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:iconlomatic:
lomatic Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot
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ferobanjo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I need to get the weather to photograph this. I'm too lazy. After I saw your work, I go to the streets in all weathers. This had to be beautiful, then at home when you looked at those pictures. I want to experience it too. Thank you, I go to photograph the streets, just raining. 
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ajuk Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Looks like a music video.
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WhiteWolf477 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student
This is absolutely amazing! She glows! and the framing is perfect. i just cant get enough of this image... holy shit. well done. it seems like a magic moment
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TanjaMaria Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! I think your work is stolen in here; [link] :(
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dannyst Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I just filed a DMCA Take down request for that guy...
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Photo-GFX Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was just about to post that.
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ArifahPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow. What a moment you captured!
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2000lightyearsaway Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome capture! Make me smile :)
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Awesome capture!
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Extraordinary work buddy. Impressive catch, the kindness and the grace of this girl is heavenly seized in the photo. Thanks for the inspiration and pleasure you gave me by watching it. Well played !!!
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Itsiko Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing, i can almost feel the summerrain.
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tzaj Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
You should have kept her as well! :D
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Featured on the frontpage of The Yard Collective group - May 9, 2012. - It can also be found here: [link]

/Pelle - The Yard Collective
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ben-addou Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
i cont say anything.it's very very beautiful.and the description is more. [link]
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Hai-Ikurei Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student
Looking at this pic makes me laugh as well. Really great shot and the lady, whoever she is, was the ideal model! :)
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Amaya-Garnet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your photos of people in the rain. They're very unique, not something you see very often! :)
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arumdamour Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am SO loving this! The rhythmic of the rain, accentuated by the human movements, turn this shot into a modern poetry. And that smile... wonderful!

Featured here: [link] :)
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RevBurnsie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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Arabian-TigerFoot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING!! I adore this shot! who knows, perhaps you just captured how different she was. I like the fact that she is the only one coming in your direction and her entire ensemble. Its so interesting how almost all the people that are walking the other direction are wearing white and she is wearing black. Its like a balance! FANTASTIC SHOT!! :camera: I LOVE IT! :dalove: :love:
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Aprillka Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Wonderfull!
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kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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timbuktu00 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
amazing catch! :damphyr:
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karraka Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Uff, great shot, I love it.

Regards.
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deignis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very nice...
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fenomenologul Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Z‚mbetul din ploaie e genial!
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MATT-A-NASHI Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Simply beautiful!
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cynchbrul Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
she's so cool and so pretty!!!
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icedfruits Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww this is sooo beautiful!! :)
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HarisDrako Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
for me a DD!!!!!Bravo :worship::worship::worship:!!!:ahoy::iconahoyplz::iconbrewplz:
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fenomenologul Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
One story of rain, great composition, beautiful clarity! Picture where the sun fan out among the falling rain! Congrats!
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gokega Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Hey Dannyst,

it's a great shot you made there. What i really really like however, are your comments. It's always very interesting to read about why an artist likes a specific picture or how a piece of work came into being. It tells you so much more about the artist, about the way he works and about the picture. I think that is essentially what a site about art should be like. The art and the artists thoughts on it. It's really appreciated.

Cheers.
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I posted a link to this in my journal: [link]
Hope you don't mind! :blush:
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favorite pictures in your entire gallery. Her confidant pose, the extended hand peeking out under the tassels, her outfit, the smile... I want to know this girl. :)
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mesiy591 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
:love:OMG! I love photography!
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Zakily Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Writer
WOW! This is one of the most amazing street shots I saw recently! Congratulations! :clap: I'm delighted! :heart:
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Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a jew! These are the kind of photos we photographer live for.
Awesome capture.
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Cecilia-Of-Sweden Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how real and pure your photos are, taken in reality whitout so much posing and stuff going on. I like that stuff too, but your photos are amazing :)
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011   General Artist
one of the best, happy photos ever!!!:dance:
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MistyTableau Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011   Photographer
Hi!
Featured Here : [link]
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ita-chan01 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
the tassels on her shawl make her hand look like there is blood dripping from it lol
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asandor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student Artist
cool shot!:)
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