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The summer of rain #1

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 12 August 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Sorry guys and gals, we are about to celebrate in big style and in big colour after a very successful Olympic Games in London with the closing ceremony about to take place today. Yet here I am without any real "sporty" pictures about to start a long series of dreary reportage on our summer weather in South Shields, so apologies for the poor timing.
We've had a lot of rain this summer, more than anyone could have wished for (unless they are living in Mumbai :-).
However, I did manage to find some colour amongst the gloom.

These two were found at the Tyne Tees Run in the Bents Park, a couple of regulars and I'm sure I've featured the red on at least once in the past. It says to me "bad cold, with a sore running nose".

PENTAX K100D 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 800 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great colours.

12 Aug 2012 5:22am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A superb treatment, vibrant colors, I love, it is very good success.
Good Sunday.

12 Aug 2012 5:32am

Ricard Pardo from Girona, Spain

Friend Curly the generation of our grandchildren, will make the war for water. So I smile when it rains.

12 Aug 2012 6:01am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

12 Aug 2012 7:16am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

It does look like a face and a nose !

12 Aug 2012 7:35am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Rain looks good on a well waxed car though.

12 Aug 2012 7:36am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

We sure need some colour :)

12 Aug 2012 7:37am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

It's great the way the droplets stand out against the red

12 Aug 2012 7:47am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Great shot !

12 Aug 2012 8:02am

Florence from Paris, France

That's truly a beautiful red car under the rain.

12 Aug 2012 9:18am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Early 50's Chev. nosed,decked, frenched headlights not too many of those still running around:), a bullet grille and candy apple paint

12 Aug 2012 10:33am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Magnifique composition!! j'adore++++++++

12 Aug 2012 11:17am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Ohhh, I really like the "bad cold, with a sore running nose" idea ... that's an apt title for this bright, wet shot!

12 Aug 2012 12:11pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Believe it or not….we would use a little rain here right now.
I like the detail of the raindrops on the cars and the vibrant colours.
Nice shot!

12 Aug 2012 12:25pm

tataray from france, France

l'impression d'un pieds avec de nombreux orteils !...))
Magnifique effet.

12 Aug 2012 1:12pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Magnifique red!!!! Impressive!

12 Aug 2012 2:13pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That is very fine car. Red is stunning color. Well, the rain is everywhere and flu. This is only life

12 Aug 2012 2:33pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent work Curly, the colors are popping out ouf my screen ! As far as I can read, we had the same weather conditions this summer... Rain, rain and.... rain again ! Except for today then, we're enjoying a warm sunshiny day :) Have a lovely sunday :)

12 Aug 2012 2:55pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Ha! Your description made this come to life ;-)
The summer here was very dreary, too until a few weeks ago. Makes you appreciate the sun so much more I think!

12 Aug 2012 3:19pm

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

Très belle effet, de belles couleurs.

12 Aug 2012 4:35pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Bouche ouverte, nez pincé... Belle voiture

12 Aug 2012 4:57pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A good article written ... Do not worry ... we had enough information on games ... Thank you very much for other good image peppered with rain. A hug, Adela

12 Aug 2012 5:01pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful Red! Great HDR work Curly!

12 Aug 2012 7:21pm

@Scott F. Schilling: It's not HDR Scott (for a change) I used the Lucis Arts plug in then a little run through with the high pass filter to sharpen the rain drops.

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Eye-searing colour, Curly. This car looks full of dirty custom tricks!

12 Aug 2012 7:55pm

@digitalCG: I'd love to see this thing running, it's been at a number of shows here but I've only ever seen it stationery.

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

The raindrops can be seen on the cars! Beautiful picture of the nose! Great framing!

12 Aug 2012 8:21pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Oh, yes, I see the runny nose! LOL

12 Aug 2012 8:44pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the intense colors. The pattern of the water makes it very interesting.

12 Aug 2012 8:52pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful intense colors !!! Excellent treatment on this great shot ..

12 Aug 2012 10:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic color! I wish you could send some of the rain our way!

12 Aug 2012 11:22pm

@Elaine Hancock: Believe me, you don't want the levels of rain that we've had this year.

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

very cool 5*

13 Aug 2012 12:25am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Eye-popping color and nicely enhanced details.

13 Aug 2012 1:08am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

etrange car cette voiture semble sortie d'un dessin animé, elle semble irréelle, superbe capture pour une voiture...

13 Aug 2012 1:57am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

that intense colors, the drops of rain on them I love and rounded shapes remind me of old times. a big kiss. Alejandra

13 Aug 2012 3:12am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

even the cars are fed up with this summer, Grrr....

13 Aug 2012 6:56am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

That red nose would rather be pointing down the highway at full speed!

13 Aug 2012 7:35am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

The Olympics were excellent,made me a bit homesick for blighty though I have to say !!
The rain and the red work together well here..

13 Aug 2012 8:24am

C. Intempor'elle from Paris • Alma Andaluza •, France

Looks very great !!! Excellent treatment, lovely pov.

13 Aug 2012 1:21pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The front of the car looks like a grimace.

16 Aug 2012 10:00am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Bringing great colors to a rainy day...excellent

16 Aug 2012 1:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent! this red "beast" looks as if it could bite ...

16 Aug 2012 4:20pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Wonderful colors.

16 Aug 2012 10:55pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

you got the red, white & blue though and what a marvellous Olympics we had.

20 Aug 2012 9:56am

PENTAX K100D
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ISO 800
82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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