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Old Oct 1, 2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Bryant Park Under a Heavy Downpour

The sky was pregnant with rain but it was only a slight drizzle when I started screwing my gorillapod on my camera early this morning. It then turned into a downpour while I was taking my shots making aiming and turning knobs on my camera an exercise filled with labor. No worries though as I was under an umbrella the whole time with the handle pinned between my shoulder and chin so both camera and photographer are doing fine.



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Old Oct 1, 2010, 6:51 PM   #2
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Very good shot., interesting idea.
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 8:17 AM   #3
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Absolutely great stuff.

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Old Oct 2, 2010, 2:14 PM   #4
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Awesome shot, as always with you! Love those rain drops hanging on the backrest of the benches.

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Old Oct 3, 2010, 2:06 PM   #5
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Very nice shot, BTW is your camera a Pentax?
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Old Oct 4, 2010, 8:13 AM   #7
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Thanks, all.

Subhs, you’re right -- I actually cropped some off the bottom to center the fountain. But I didn't really have time to compose the shot. I felt the rain pouring all around me and thought of running for cover like many people did under the park umbrellas. Since I already had the gorillapod screwed I decided to shoot anyway. Anyone who saw me standing in the pouring rain taking pictures would be right to think I’m crazy.

But I liked the result. If the opportunity presents itself again, that is, shoot under a pouring rain, I wouldn’t hesitate. Even if it’s only to get a different “feel” to a scene I had taken pictures of countless times before...

Yes, herc, I use a Sony A350. If you have to ask why, it was on sale and considered a hot deal at online forums at the time. Any DSLR would have been a step up from me and my wife’s digicams.

#2) Here’s another pic I took under a slight rain. You can see ghosting of my umbrella along the top.
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Yes, herc, I use a Sony A350. If you have to ask why, it was on sale and considered a hot deal at online forums at the time. Any DSLR would have been a step up from me and my wife’s digicams.
From the images you post, I think any camera would work with your eye for composition. Nicely done.

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Very nice shot on the first image VV. Love the rain drops clinging to the furniture. We could use some of that rain in Kentucky!
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Old Oct 5, 2010, 7:54 AM   #10
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Thanks, all. I appreciate the comments.

#3) Yesterday the same thing happened all over again. I was standing under a slight drizzle under my umbrella to take pictures of the carousel at Bryant Park when the drizzle turned into a downpour. Some raindrops apparently made it to my lens filter. Hopefully, I get another shot someday. The next time it pours, I will be there again standing in the rain taking pictures just kidding. (Maybe not. )
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