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Umbrella Chat

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Today is very rainy and miserable. I went out for a short walk just to stretch my legs. Since my faithful Ricoh GR isn’t weatherproof I wasn’t really able to carry it out in the open. I got this shot under an awning where this family of tourists was having a discussion of where to go next.

The kid’s green one is the star

Stage Set Rain Storm

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Today was one of those days when the soaking rain was predicted to never stop. On my way back from the gym, carrying my little Ricoh GR in my pocket to keep it from getting wet, I spied, striding towards me, this big lady dressed rather sparingly on the top, carrying a little pink umbrella. In spite of the very wet weather, taking her photograph quickly became a priority. It turned out that risking a wet camera was worth the effort because the puddles she was walking through and the empty cloud shrouded vista in back of her gave the whole scene a rather nice painterly feeling.

April Fools Day In Boston

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Yes it’s now April and yes that’s a lot of slushy wet snow coming down. I thought I was going to go for a walk and take a bunch photographs of miserable people trying to stay dry and not fall down, but the truth is I only managed to stay out for less than 15 minutes. Why? Look at this picture. It’s of an almost deserted Beacon Street with one, no doubt, soaked pedestrian crossing it. That shot, in a nutshell, sums up today.

Rainy Day Boston

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There is one benefit to being out with a camera in the rain, nobody really notices you. They’re too busy trying to stay dry.

It Was That Kind of Day

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With photography you can sometimes tell a story better using less visual information. Today while I was trudging down a street in Cambridge on an errand, it was raining pretty hard. There were lots of people on the sidewalk all bundled up in rain gear many clutching umbrellas.

After taking a lot of shots of of wet folks slogging along and not getting a decent picture, it occurred to me that the vast puddles on the sidewalk might better tell what kind of day it was.

Rainy, Wet Sidewalks

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The sun sinks, rain pelts down and the sidewalks run blood and gold.

Wet

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For me it’s that one strand of hair in front of her nose that makes this image.

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