After the Rain
The high heat of a New York summer brews a swampy tension in the air, the deluge is out there somewhere just waiting to fall and when the bucket tips, the heavy rain crashes and bounces. As suddenly as it starts, so it stops. Just in time to get off the bus and snatch this shot of returning sunshine. Sunshine and showers, where would a NY summer be without them . . . . * * * * *
Reminds me of the days I rode buses to get everywhere. Sat near the front so I could look out the windscreen and watch the road pass,
Almost as good as riding a rocket ship through space, when everything was so much bigger then!
This picture talks to me. It’s like a movie, so many things happening simultaneously. I like it very much.
Thank you so much Ninano! Talking about movies, this shot was taken in the part of town where “Panic in Needle Park” was filmed in 1971 with Al Pacino, when NY was a very different place indeed.
That’s a great composition, with perfect light!
Thank you so much Karen, it was a lucky break in the clouds!
Great photograph. We’ve just had the rain all summer. It’s 12:30 am, I’m still up, and I can hearbthevrain bucketing down, outside
Mike, I hope the rain stops soon . . . . I did read somewhere that the UK can now look forward to a summer scorcher! Somehow, I always hear “chaos” trailing such headlines!
He clocked you, eh? Fabulous shot, Patti, and you’re right, so New York. 🙂
The driver had that “yeah, whatever” attitude and it was bad luck that when he pulled up at the stop a father with two young children were splashed big time. No-one complained . . .
Great photo Patti……love the glimse of the driver in the rear vision mirror too.
Same comment from me!
Thank you @burgessart and @gcevans – it was a chance shot!
I love sunshowers … this is a great picture Patti … thanks for sharing
Summer sun showers are such an invitation to throw caution to the wind, run about and go mad but perhaps I am getting a little too carried away . . . 🙂
Superb capture Patti. And descriptive writing. One of your very best 🙂
Wow, thank you Madhu, it was a fun catch!
Spectacular composition. Fantastic sense of depth and presence. This is superb. If you have a show, this has to be in it.
Thank you so much Richard, honestly overcome . . . . really and truly!
I’m with Richard Guest. This is a fabulous photo. The composition and clarity gave me goosebumps.
Wow, TiTi, goosebumps! It did feel a little like a bus ride into the Twilight Zone . . . . thank you so so much!
I can absolutely feel the humidity and see the haze. So much dimension here. Excellent!
Thank you Elena! The humidity and haze seem to have settled in for the summer . . . . 🙂
Amazing how you used the driver’s face (real and reflected) to frame your photo. Brilliant shot, Patti!
Thank you Annie, it really was a very lucky quick shot!
Oh yeah… I’ve been across the border in Jersey after a good rain and the humidity….. yowza. 🙂 thanks for reminding me of that day!!
My pleasure Derrick and so good to know the humidity was a thrill for you after the dry heat of Texas. You keeping cool I hope! 🙂
Oh… there are spots in Texas (Houston!) that have notoriously bad humidity – I grew up there for 20ish years!! It’s just always a shock to my system when I go up north and it’s so damn hot! Ya’ll are supposed to have snow and cool weather year round!! LOL! 🙂
Beautiful! You make me wish I was there!
It’s here waiting for you! All best and thank you!
Amazing light in this, Ms. K…
that’s one of my favorite things about a storm (besides the possibility that things will get cooled-off a bit)… the light is often so mysterious (particularly when it’s set against a cloudy backdrop that it just seems like it shouldn’t be coming from / through)…
I love that!
Particularly when only moments before it was dark and foreboding with a feel of forever never-ending heavy rain! Thank you SiG, great as ever having you along for the ride!
Surprised that words didn’t spew out of the drivers mouth on snapping him. hahaha
It is a great photo. It looks like there’s movement in it. It must be that little
bit of the yellow cab showing through. ~~~~~ : – )
That movement might be me getting off the bus, snapping on my way before the driver, and the passengers behind me, all give me a mouthful . . . .
hahaha …. smart move.
Love it. A Beautiful shot.
Pinky, you are very kind, thank you so much!
I absolutely love this photo! I think it could well be the best piece of work I’ve seen from you! Good job Patti!
Thank you so much Mark, the light put on a great Broadway show!
This is a great, great image. Congratulations!
Thank you jaime perez, lovely to meet you!
I like the reflection of the sunshine in the wet streets.
Sometimes you have to look down to find the silver lining!
I love this shot and the conversation around it. Magic.
Welcome to the conversation and thank you Col! (Wish you were here!)
Definitely one after my own heart 😉 Nice shot Patti 🙂
Very different to the London buses Martin! 🙂
Thank you Rabirius! 🙂
Patti that is a sensational image…I love it.
Why thank you so much Jo!
There are so many layers to this photo and still it does not feel crowded ..it keeps drawing my eye further and further into the frame and it always keeps coming back to the glistening reflection in the street and finally stops meeting the cautious look in the rear mirror :). I am pretty sure this is my favourite among the photos I have seen so far from you Patti :). Hats off!
Paula, I love the way you have “developed” this photo for me, as though your words are processing the negative in a tray of chemicals. I am honoured and very much appreciate your critique, thank you!
🙂 Thank you, Patti 🙂
that is a superb picture 🙂
a fine fusion of interior and exterior!
after the Snowden NSA hint …
The light, the composition – this is a stunning photograph. Excellent!
Love this – and the way you expressed it in words, too.
Extraordinary this shot. Fabulous. 🙂
A whole movie in a frame. Love the comment deconstructing it — how many words it takes, though, to match a one-snap photo.
(Surely you’re still in the bus, on your way out? I can bet it was a quick shot, you don’t want to get trampled!)
What a frame!
Great shot !
Excellent composition and POV!
Grateful thanks to you Uday, I couldn’t believe how it all came together.