Tuesday, June 30, 2009

They say heavy rain so get out there wuss, conquer the wet stuff and find incredibly hot colors and cool reflections

Whenever the forecast calls for 70% chance of rain, I pretty much believe it will actually rain. It might even turn into a heavy downpour or storm, but don't go all out and take an umbrella or get ridiculous. It is sunny Florida and bright blue skies will surely greet you if you head out in rain gear, galoshes and a plastic bag pulled tight around the camera. I'm not fooled by those phony 20-30% rain chances around here. They keep weathermen employed but are typically a bust and seldom produce more than a sprinkle and even then only enough to throw nasty wet muck up onto the car and windshield. 70% or higher and I plan to get a little wet as I navigate puddles or flooded-out intersections in search of ideal combinations of rich, deep saturated colors and long reflections in rain-soaked streets. This office building, with its modern walls and angles in bright shades of sun-soaked colors that remind me of Santa Fe, combined all the elements that screamed at me Stop. Now. Take my picture. Hurry, the light is just right. No, dummy, I didn't mean stop in the middle of the street and block traffic. Oh, well. Too late. Hope it was worth it for one silly shot. [* Wuss = a person who is physically weak and ineffectual. Won't go out in the rain to take pictures. Frequently misses out on best photographs.]

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8 comments:

James said...

Great reflections Frank, and of course you post this while it's pouring rain here. I don't want to get my new camera wet.

Lois said...

That shot was definitely worth stopping traffic for Frank! We've had some violent storms here lately. A 14 year old girl was killed during yesterday afternoon's storm when a tree fell on the car she was riding in.

Jacob said...

You got it right...some of the best times to take photos are in the rain or just after the rain as this shot proves!

Brilliant colors! It just rocks!

Babooshka said...

For a stunner like this the traffic can always wait.

Arija said...

A great shot with wonderful colours enhanced by the reflections.
The Prof is a neteorologist and whenever our daughter asked what the weather was going to be that day he said "look out the window".
Best advice ever!

Gaelyn said...

Glad you didn't get rearended taking that excellent capture. Love the colors and reflection. So, what's a little rain in FL.

Don and Krise said...

Excellent photo and philosophy. If you wait to take the photo, it'll be gone.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Oh, love those colors!