Friday, June 3, 2011

No. 5, May 16, 2011

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I am convinced these two people are father and daughter--look at their profiles here and here. Rain continued splattering as these two continued to walk. I stood quietly across the street with my water-repellant coat zipped to my chin, thankful for the narrow roof over my head. As I snapped photo after photo, another part of my brain occupied itself wondering, "Where's the bus? I need to get back to work. I found myself a new curling iron in Freddie's at lunch, but I need to get back to work." It's a good thing I didn't say any of that out loud, although, come to think of it, plenty of people talk to themselves here on a regular basis. I would have fit in, just like I believe I do every time I am walking along in the rain. I am a Portlander.

Flickr; Picnik; Create; Orton-ish with Bloom and Brightness changed from default; Fancy Focus with Focal Size, Edge Hardness and Intensity all changed from default; cropped and resized.

6 comments:

Jacob said...

A wonderful photograph...fun, interesting, great characters, and super treatment!

*Honest Abe said...

I think they must be related some way.

Birdman said...

Quite a classic rain shot... evocative.

brian stout said...

very cool shot! i love the effect on there too, will have to try picnik out =) i think my sister used to have one of those umbrellas too

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic photo. After months of drought, looks like we are in for rain too.

alex said...

lovely catch of life. on the other photo, they definitely bear a resemblance to one another.