JULY 2005 – Pedestrians duck under their umbrellas to protect against the heavy rain while walking North Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
And then the rain set in. It seemed to rain for hours. We waited in Cafés. We visited galleries and museums. But the rain would not stop. We soon found out that the combination of rain and wind made the umbrella pretty useless!
The rain simply had to stop. It did not. Without interruption, the water was pouring down on us (and the other tourists), making even lovely places look dull and grey. This was bad, especially considering all the sunshine we had experienced in Scotland during our extended trip already.
That’s why I used the tiny and lightweight Sony P&S for the photos in the rain (and not the heavy Canon AE-1 Program with the expensive slide film.) But I do like some of the results, like this image. Sure, it’s not a super commercial image, but it’s a realistic visualization of our experience. Pedestrians seek protection against the heavy rain under their umbrellas. The rain on the streets has soaked the bottom of their denims already. And we were looking very similar, by the way.
I like the image.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||29-JUL-2005, 13:05|
|Exposure||1/60 sec at f/5.6|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||1474 x 1965 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|