It was one of those days, warm with intent, which turned into one of those nights when the lashing
rain fell hard and for what felt like forever.
Which is never as long as we think it's going to be.
. . . . .
Great street shots! If we’re lucky we’ll see something like this along about next November.
Fingers crossed for you all, thank you Angeline!
I know the ferocity of those summer storms – last forever if you’re caught in them unprepared … Love the ghostly dash to the car, and the plastic cloaked cyclist … Where were you, Patti? How did you keep (the camera) dry?
Those summer storms, we know they are out there just waiting to happen but they always fall with a big surprise don’t they! We went into a restaurant, daylight dry, and came out to drenching dark . . . . I took these shots under a narrow band of shelter while waiting for a break, grateful that the camera didn’t get too wet while knowing that it has been through worse before it coughs, splutters, chokes up and tells me enough already!
The best time for sleeping with the sound of torrential rain falling on the roof.
Outstanding B/W’s, Patti. You take me there every time.
That’s for sure Allan, sleeping to nature’s very own rhythm and bass! And for your very kind words, thank you so much!
Wonderful shots. They really show city nightlife in the rain.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night . . . . shall get in the way of New Yorkers and a nightlife!
Excellent Patti – Nothing like a rainy day in the city for some great images! Love the use of the slow shutter speed in the passing cyclist shot – you’ve panned that well 🙂 That bottom shot could’ve been a subject for Ed Hopper.
Thank yo Martin, a little neon Coffee certainly goes a long way doesn’t it! The slow shutter speed was my playing around with the settings while waiting for the rain to pass and/or an available taxi. We took the subway.
Wow! That rain was heavy…it washed all the colours away! ;-)) Great pics!
Brilliant, thank you Charles, black and white will never be the same again!
Very exciting photos Patti…….love the dissolved figure in the first….
Making an absolute run for it, thank you Burgess!
on average it only rains 7% of the time, always the wrong time of course, unless at night 😉
But Inge, it feels so much more than 7% of the time!
that is really heavy rain!
It rains big here in NYC Joshi!
That’s quite a downpour…almost like our monsoons!! Love the panning effect in the second shot Patti.
And as wet as you get, you dry in no time. Except for the humidity, and so it goes on! You keep cool Madhu!
Your series are telling this wet story very well, Patti.
Thank you Bente!
Wonderful series! You really captured the phases of the New York monsoon, the shock of the down pour, the waiting it out, then the inevitable surrender and dashing through it (We got totally soaked walking one block)!
You summed it up perfectly! Don’t you sometimes feel that the soaking is such a relief?
As WC Fields would say, it ain’t a fit night out for man or beast. But I’m glad you captured it and stayed dry I hope.
Thank you Lignum! Your WC Fields quote reminds me of a line from the Goons about filthy weather not being “a night to be abroad, or anyone else for that matter!”
Thank you so much Arianna!
This is a great set of rainy-night-street-photography shots Patti. Each one of the three photos accurately captured the real atmosphere of the moment. Both, the first and second picture, wisely reflect the chaos of pedestrian and drivers under the rain (magisterial use of the camera). And then, the brilliant and genius third image. How many stories in that frame?! The movement around the taxi; the passerby with the umbrella; the two men standing on the sidewalk like waiting for their opportunity to safely leave; and the blond hair lady (apparently) looking at that suggestive coffee light sign. All these elements make it (to me) an exceptional image. Bravo Patti!
My grateful thanks to you Jaime for such kind words – it felt strangely comfortable staying still in the surrounding chaos!
Wow, you’ve captured the torrent!
It was either that or be captured!
Rain in New York … ugh. I never liked it. I don’t mind the rain in Florida. It has an earthy scent.
Fab Pix’s …. !!!!
Happy for you Issy that you are where you want to be!
rain like a catharsis…
Welcome to summer in NYC!
Thank you Wolkenfahnderin!
One of the things I always notice with your photographs is that I can hear what I’m looking at. For example, in that first shot there’s the sound of the rain hitting the cars and the tops of the awnings.
The sounds of the city are in your blood Charles!
I should shadow you and get some street photography tips.
I really like the black and white with the lashing raining. Nice.
Thanks for your blog visits and comments, Patti. I am still trying to catch up on reciprocating.
Now now Ruth, if anyone knows their way around a camera anywhere it’s you! Always a pleasure seeing your shots and please don’t ever worry about reciprocating here, always welcome in your own time!
Also very dynamic! 🙂 Well captured, Patti.
That’s so sweet of you, thank you Harrie!
Wonderfully atmospheric shot and so suited to the mono effect.
Between the city and the weather, they do put on a good show. Thank you David!
Wonderful black and white Photo set. Full of atmosphere and the title is perfect: “Hard Rain”. Great Composition. Despite the atmospheric photos, I wish you will have a sunny and enjoyable weekend.
The New York weather packs a punch, easier to surrender! Thank you Stefan and sunny week-end wishes to you!
Classic Patti shots! Beautifully captured and full of (night) life!
So happy to have you along Richard, big thank you!!
For some reason I knew it was New York with that first shot. The last was the clincher. Where else would a woman wait so nonchalantly in a downpour such as this? Love that you were able to get some shots while waiting for a cab. Don’t deny it, YOU are that woman.
Hilarious Emilio! Sadly, I have to deny the allegation . . . .
Thank you so much Graham!
Looks like Mexico city! (What happened to global warming?) (We’re freezing here!) 🙂
Hope you warm up soon and thank you!
You do black and white so well! I can hear that rain a-coming down!
It was a hard rain indeed, thank you Annie!
Great rain shots. I really like the one with the shadow running for cover 🙂
I was thinking about photographing the gay parade in Oslo this weekend, but the weather was bad and I didn’t have time. Could probably have gotten some great rain shots if I did…
Parades are no fun in the rain . . . but hope they all had a good day and am sure you will get some great rain shots before too long!
Wonderfully captured scenes Patti! 🙂
Thank you so much Elina! We were captives in the scene so it was fun to experiment with the camera.
Hello Patti, I’m so glad I’ve been introduced to you via Monochromia. And this post in particular is great … rain! I do love a shower! Excellent shots!
Wonderful images Patti and I particularly love the motion blur of the bicyclist racing to get through the rain, bravo 🙂
Fantastic. You captured the feeling of the rain in the city perfectly.
I love the first shot, it is pouring hard as I am writing. I love summer thunderstorms. cheers. wanda
Patti, I’ve been away too long, sorry. I thought I was already following you and you were taking a break from posting but it seems I was NOT following you so I’m remedying that. These bring back memories – they’re VERY real to me! They work well together.
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