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#433445 - Sun Aug 03 2008 03:45 AM This week's theme is 'Rain'
tellywellies Offline
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'Rain'' is a suggestion by mcshellsie.
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#433446 - Sun Aug 03 2008 10:29 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: tellywellies]
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Just had a downpour - visibility not good, hence not very clear image...

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#433447 - Sun Aug 03 2008 04:02 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: lilyalli]
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Oh wow, Lily, I really like that one! Hmmm...rain in the desert in August...I may have to go back to the archives for this one!
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#433448 - Sun Aug 03 2008 05:00 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: djsgal]
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Oh wow, Lily, I really like that one! Hmmm...rain in the desert in August...I may have to go back to the archives for this one!




If not, we can just look at your avatar!

I don't know if it's obvious, but that is not the ground - it's my window, which I spun round. I ended up soaked - as did my walls and the carpet.


Edited by lilyalli (Sun Aug 03 2008 05:03 PM)
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#433449 - Mon Aug 04 2008 04:58 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: lilyalli]
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I never thought I'd ever use this picture. It was taken last year on my birthday. Maynooth's gift to me was a helicopter ride over Perth. It rained for a short time and this photo was taken during our flight while it was raining. I don't know if it will show up very well, but the rain is making an interesting pattern as it is blown across the curved surface.
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#433450 - Mon Aug 04 2008 05:32 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: MotherGoose]
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I photographed these well behaved Japanese children in Tokyo, a few years ago.
99% of adults use umbrellas when it rains, unlike here in UK where we generally 'prefer' to get wet.


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#433451 - Mon Aug 04 2008 11:38 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: picqero]
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#433452 - Mon Aug 04 2008 02:46 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: Tredici]
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Tredici, all I can say is WOW. That's a really great shot.

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#433453 - Mon Aug 04 2008 03:26 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: theresam55]
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Thanks. We were driving along and when I looked that direction I said "Stop Please!" Took that from the side of the highway.

Sometimes it pays to have a camera along for the ride!

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#433454 - Mon Aug 04 2008 05:24 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: Tredici]
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--lily, I never would have known that wasn't the ground and, yes, I would imagine a good soaking came out of it!
--Neat shot, MG, not the *normal* place to view it from either.
--Love all the bright colors, picqero.
--Tredici, that is truly an amazing shot! Have you got it enlarged, framed, and hung? I know I would!
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#433455 - Tue Aug 05 2008 11:49 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: jordandog]
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SIGH! It hasn't rained here since this theme went up - LOL

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#433456 - Tue Aug 05 2008 05:05 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: bhs63]
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SIGH! It hasn't rained here since this theme went up - LOL




If I wait for rain here, I may not have a photo to post until October. If only we were still living in Florida, where we could get 5 inches in 1/2 a day!

So here instead is a photo of some rain during our trip to Hawaii - the Big Island from our balcony. I was experimenting with settings on the camera to see if I could capture the raindrops. I think it sorta worked.

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#433457 - Tue Aug 05 2008 09:30 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: djsgal]
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It did! Very nice.

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#433458 - Wed Aug 06 2008 02:54 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: Tredici]
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Rain? you gotta be joking!
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#433459 - Thu Aug 07 2008 06:23 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: djsgal]
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This is the stuff that killed my car just before Christmas last year. They were the largest hailstones I have seen, and even now, there are a lot of houses in my suburb that are still covered with tarpaulins because of shattered tiles.



I was not game to go out and try to move the car- the hail was about the size of tennis balls!
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#433460 - Thu Aug 07 2008 08:31 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: ozzz2002]
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Ouch we had that a few years back, golf ball size anyway. I kept some hail stones in the freezer for years then one day they disappeared. My mate had put them in his bourbon!
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#433461 - Thu Aug 07 2008 10:04 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: quogequox]
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- Good job, djs, can definitely see the raindrops.
- ozzz, That 'car-killer' hail is a real menace! Seriously, it can do a lot of damage and it hurts if you've ever been caught out in the open with it raining down on your head. Voice of experience on that one.
- "My mate had put them in his bourbon!"
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#433462 - Thu Aug 07 2008 12:05 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: jordandog]
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This is the picture I took while me and my sister were on our way to the "I Love Lucy" weekend in Jamestown, New York:



It was raining so hard in some areas that you couldn't see a foot in front of you. The rain slowed down some so I could take this.
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#433463 - Thu Aug 07 2008 01:44 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: DakotaNorth]
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I love to watch the rain, and it's turned into one of my favorite threads! I love the action in your shot, lily, and the colors in yours, picqero! And I concur in all of the other compliments - some really neat photos.



I was so excited on Monday when I read this theme, because just this past weekend we had a summer shower that inspired me to pull out the camera. This was one of my favorites, but I think I will post another in the daily thread. :-)
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#433464 - Thu Aug 07 2008 03:09 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: gypsy1326]
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Ohhh... that's quite lovely. You can almost hear the pitter patter.

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#433465 - Thu Aug 07 2008 08:21 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: Tredici]
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We had a doozy of a thunder/lightning storm this afternoon. It broke the oppressive heat wave we've had all week. I wanted to take pics of the lightning, but I was way too chicken to stay out on the porch. The wind was gusting and blowing the oak trees like they were saplings. We lost power for over three hours.


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#433466 - Thu Aug 07 2008 08:46 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: bhs63]
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While on a tour of New Zealand we cruised through Milford Sound. It rained most of the way and gave us wonderful photos.


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#433467 - Thu Aug 07 2008 09:41 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: argus9]
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Argus, that is a mysterious and beautiful photo.

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#433468 - Thu Aug 07 2008 10:19 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: Tredici]
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I love the droplet on the leaf, and the foggy mountains. Great lot of photos again this week.

We've had so much rain I could take photos for this thread just about every day. This one is typical, taken from my front porch just over a week ago.


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#433469 - Thu Aug 07 2008 11:42 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Rain' [Re: spanishliz]
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I took this just after 11pm right outside my workplace. It's tough to discern the exact raindrops at that time of day, but rain is rain and I will take it! The light is from some overhead lights that turn on at dark.
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