Saturday, June 1, 2013

A Rainy Day in the City

Last week was a rainy, wet and gloomy week. It rained like cats and dogs. I usually like to bundle up, grab a good book and drink hot chai when it's not bright and sunny but this time it was different.

One evening, after work I decided to capture some pictures in the rain. I put on my trench coat and headed out on the streets of NYC. The streets were a bit chaotic, people were rushing home and the rain kept pouring. Initially, I started out by clicking and running from one shelter to the next but that did not work, atleast for my photographs it didn't. So I finally settled under a covered spot (thanks to constructions in NYC) at the corner of two intersecting roads, crosswalks on either side and that was the perfect spot. I clicked and clicked for the next 90 minutes. It was fun, real fun, watching people scurry and run for shelter. Some looked harassed by the rain, others just kept walking. People chatted, laughed, shared stories and grumbled. I was particularly attracted to all the colorful and unique umbrellas, they stood out to me that evening. It was like they were enjoying all the attention. The minutes just rolled by.... Here are some pictures, I hope you will like them.

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