To my mind black and white images love rain. Puddles and water drops making their lovely circles sing in the wet.
It’s going to be over 90 degrees with high humidity again today. This little girl sitting by the edge of the Frog Pond is obviously soaked. My guess is she’s enjoying it very much.
For the last few hot and steamy days, the cooling spray of the Frog Pond fountain has provided hundreds of local youngsters a happy relief. Standing on the edge of this splashing joyful gathering yesterday I wished I was 5 years old again. Come to think of it, sitting here today writing this I wish the same thing.
The temperature was 88 degrees when I took this photo.
If only we could have yesterday’s weather today. But so be it, the day is a happy one anyway.
It’s not quite time to turn on the Frog Pond fountain in Boston Common but it should happen in a few more weeks. Since I just ordered a print of this photograph from WhiteWall I thought I might rush the season a bit and show it here.
Speaking of WhiteWall, if you don’t know about this company you should. It operates out of Germany and specializes in, among other things, borderless prints under acrylic. They do an absolutely fantastic job and the cost is really not that bad. Check them out. You’ll be glad that you did.
It’s raining hard and normally I couldn’t use a camera in this weather. However, the Olympus EM1 II is water resistant and in bad weather taking close up shots of people is easier because they’re too busy trying to stay dry.
On my way back to the subway, I came across this man/woman miserably huddled in a corner. I like the split screen nature of the resulting image.
Many wet folks slogging up Beacon Street (Beacon Hill) today.
With all the terrible news these days, I thought I would just post a happy picture of a bunch of people cooling off in Boston’s Frog Pond.
We’ve got a wading pool here in Boston called the Frog Pond. (My blog is named after it.) On a hot sunny weekend the place is packed with little people having a wonderful time. This little girl was splashing around happily with Daddy watching on from a distance. I took this photograph just as Daddy came over to her and said they needed to leave.
She was good about it but took a few more dunks before finally getting out and leaving her hat in the pool for daddy to retrieve.