April 17, 2013This week's Headbanger's theme was my choice, and I went with "rain," because we can hardly think of anything else around here these days. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme, and try not to get wet: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac and Lew.
You've heard the expression, "When it rains, it pours." Well, a few days ago we got our bucketfulls and then some! Driving to work, I felt like a rat in a maze. I left the house early and was moving along just fine, then I'd run into a roadblock, turn around and reroute. This cycle happened so much, that my half-hour commute was quadrupled! I was so sure they'd close the office, but when I called, there were already a bunch of people there, so I kept driving until I got there.
Look closely, and you'll see how deep that water got. Lots of cars got flooded like that.
I came upon the scene I used for my header, and I propped the camera on a tripod, and held an umbrella over it. A family walked around me and settled themselves in front of my shot, but I figured that as long as they knew I was taking pictures, spectators might even enhance the composition. Since my original plan was to show some poor fellow's four-wheeled submarine, I moved across the street and began recomposing the shot. The stranded car's hazard lights were blinking, and I wanted to catch them in the on position. This little kid decided that he wanted to stay in front of the camera, so he ran across and stood in my view. As I was trying to time my shot, he spontaneously threw his little fists up in exuberant jubilation. Congratulations, Kiddo; you just graduated from background to subject! I like it better than what I originally planned, so I got his dad's email and sent them the shot.
|beaded rain drops on a goose|
|macro: raindrops in a spider's web|
|rain soaked lawn|