Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Carry Your Umbrella
Yesterday when I left my drawing class, the clouds were low overhead. Out on the sidewalk a few big drops were splashing down. By the time I was at the Jardin, it was a rain storm. I ducked under the portico along with the balloon and toy sellers and everyone else who had been in the plaza enjoying the late afternoon.
All I had was my iPhone but I pulled it out and made a few pictures of the torrents of rain. I saw these four brave women starting across the street and I made several shots of them. I like this one best because they were separated and their shadows added to the shot. I also like the special light that sometimes happens during a rain storm. When I looked at the image later I saw the boy just sitting in the rain over on the far right. That made me laugh. He could have come over to the portico and been out of the rain but no, he preferred to sit in the rain. I thought that the picture was pretty noisy but when I viewed it in Lightroom, it isn't digital noise. It is the torrential rain.
It was beautiful when I left for my class and I didn't carry my umbrella. This time of the year this is a reminder that I should always carry my umbrella.