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I think it's raining

By saltireblue
The pattern on the water is caused by even more water...the variety we call 'rain'.
It was raining in spades as I took this, and I thank the inventor of waterproof clothing with GoreTex breathing layers for being able to remain at about 90% of 100% soaking wet through.
Isn't photography fun?Grin

I saw this mum and son and just had to get the shot despite taking three days to dry out afterwards. (The waterproofs proved to be only partially waterproof, there is a limit to their abilities to keep one dry!)
Isn't photography fun?Grin
Didn't I already say that??

This is as shot, and not a b&w convertion with subsequent colour popping. However, V2 is a b&w convertion.
There are no dust bunnies in the clouds...those are rain drops...king size.

Anyway, many thanks for the comments on 'The Logging Sluices'..I do appreciate your interest.

Many thanks for bothering.

And can someone please send summer in my direction...


Tags: Rain Norway General Water Fetsund The logging sluices Pouring down Cold and miserable Want to go home

Voters: andylea, franken, saeidNL and 38 more

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andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 7:38PM
it looks really wet here malc and i thought we were having it damp Tongue brilliant tones and textures wonderful soggy detail v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 7:50PM
It's wet and horrible in my part of the world at the moment...what am I saying it's been like that for ages Malc!

Version 2 for me!

saeidNL 13 3 Netherlands
26 Jun 2012 7:52PM
What a wonderful set of images, all very beautiful indeed .
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 8:10PM
Yes, v2 works best for me as well - we are certainly not getting bored by too many sunny days this summer WinkWink
Willmer Plus
14 98 Wales
26 Jun 2012 8:20PM
V2 for me
I thought it was grey here, till I saw this both images, maybe v1 with the hint o colour for contrast
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
26 Jun 2012 9:08PM
The colour has been almost totally lost from the scene in V 1 with the prevailing weather as it was........brave man even with Goretex venturing out with camera.
However you got a great shot, enhanced in composition with the arrival of these two fellow brave souls.
I guess the B and W conversion has brought out a bit more detail in the sky.
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
26 Jun 2012 9:13PM
Two good images, a great write up, and some cracking 'tags'. Subtle humour, Malc. Great work all round.

SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 9:16PM
I love that this is in B&W super shots.
vickyf 17 8 8 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 10:21PM
Like them both, but V1 just edges it for me as the figures stand out more. Sunny here in London but rain forecast for the end of the week....
AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 10:41PM
Well done Malc to get a shot out of this gloom! You have managed to get some colour - thank goodness their waterproofs were high viz!
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
26 Jun 2012 11:15PM
Well you won the medal for bravery.. But I seem to recall that you are addicted to the same type of mud plugging as myself so I got a fair guess how you got used to it.
Amazingly, these two face that waterscape without a land rover.... And I love this shot. V1!!!
27 Jun 2012 9:52AM
You always get some moisture inside waterproofs but it's usually of our own production. Sweat I think it's called, in really bad weather I try to wear a second waterproof layer inside, layers are always the secret of staying dry.
It always rains in the summer over Scotland we expect it and get excited when it's sunny.

Richsr 15 91 223 England
27 Jun 2012 10:42AM
Think Dougie has a good point of layers Malc, like the moodier tones in V2 of this one
Regards Richard
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 12:42PM
heh you !!! I could also do with seeing the sun Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
27 Jun 2012 1:42PM
A great capture of this nasty wet stuff, Malc! Think V1 with just the hint of colour has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 2:23PM
I must try this sometime Malc,
and go out when it is raining with my camera.
Actually,I have tried it,
but ended up in the pub.
Isn't photography fun !!
27 Jun 2012 6:03PM
Great comp' Malc, and it's V2 for me, I never was one for coloured bits in Mono pic's Smile

John Smile
danbrann 18 640 17
27 Jun 2012 6:21PM
Processed to suit the conditions. Good stuff Malcolm.
NeilWigan Plus
12 17 16 England
28 Jun 2012 12:16AM
I think someone shoul have a look at those power cables Malc ,they dont look to good to me.
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 4:18AM
It looks like you are having the same kind of Summer as we are and you have captured it perfectly in these shots.

By the way you can keep your Gore-tex completely waterproof if you follow the strange and detailed washing and drying instructions, you know, the ones on the leaflet that came with it, the one you have probably lost by now!
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 8:14AM
Cant send you any summer MalcSad not got anyTongue Can send you a copy of a receipt for a tripod thoughWinkGrinGrinGrin
milky 19 5 Wales
28 Jun 2012 8:44PM
Brilliant weather for use both look great--------Gary(milky)
LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
29 Jun 2012 2:53AM
'Superb light, exposure, monochrome tonality, clarity, & Compo,' Malc~~ Smile

~ Peter
ElmsArt 16 82 1 Scotland
5 Jul 2012 5:24PM
Well spotted and beautifully composed. You really made the very best of the conditions. I like V1 best.

Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
6 Jul 2012 8:59PM
The weather is just like this here too! I think CarolG has kidnapped summer and is holding it to ransom in Crete!WinkGrin

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