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Ruby Tuesday: Rain In Two Venues. June 22, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Ruby Tuesday!.
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It just won’t stop raining.  Day after day, for weeks it seems, brief glimpses of sun are smothered under dense clouds, buffetted by incessant winds, and unless one is possessed of impeccable technique and the fastest of lenses, photography comes to a grinding halt.

Enter the blessed variables of Piss Poor Judgment and Irrational Obsession, which conspire to send Yours Truely out into the maelstrom, MacIntosh flapping, umbrella inverted, with half a roll of paper towels jammed down my pants, looking for a reason to exhale slowly and depress the shutter.

This week’s meager gleanings include a shot of daisies dancing in the rain alongside a railroad siding by the Hoosac Tunnel:

daisies in the rain

If that looks scarcely ruby, trust me, there were red lights in there.

And later, a trip to the sea, hoping for some drama amidst the swirling mists.  By the time the salt air filled my nostrils it was long past dark, and I took advantage of a break in the rain to capture this shot of a well-lit steeple in Portsmouth, NH:

Portsmouth steeple

I liked the way the fog rolled by, holding and releasing the shadows and light.

A bit more conspicuously Ruby, that one.

More on my trip East later; for now, thanks to Mary at Work of the Poet for this Ruby meme.


1. Carletta - June 22, 2009

Ok – I LOVE the first shot! The daisies, the tracks, the fog lifting….
Second shot – awesome work!

2. nonizamboni - June 23, 2009

Both phenomenal photos in spite of the rain, fog and wind. Really nicely done.

3. Bobbie - June 23, 2009

I’m so glad you did go out in the wet and take these! I love the pink clover in your last post too.

I don’t think it will ever stop raining. We might as well get used to it and devise ways to take photographs in it.

4. srp - June 23, 2009

I love the night shot too… great shadows and I have always loved that car light effect.

5. Stephanie V - June 23, 2009

Those are both great photos. The dark sky and the bright white steeple! Those daisies. Well done!

6. magicalmysticalteacher - June 23, 2009

Down by the train tracks
red lights winking at daisies
this grey sodden day.

7. littlebangtheory - June 23, 2009

A hai-ku and a thank-you!


8. dianne - June 23, 2009


love the mist

and love the light in the night scene

9. Bob - June 23, 2009

You better damn well mean meager as in “I’m only posting two photos” and not … well, any other way. 🙂

Both pics are wow-worthy!!

(also, sorry I haven’t been commenting as much lately — still visiting regularly, still loving what I see and read, as always)

10. Bob - June 23, 2009

Oh! I’ve also been meaning to tell you… Remember that forest shot (with the glade foreground, branch sawn off tree photo left) that I asked you to send me? It’s my computer desktop picture, and has been since you sent it me.

Thanks again, Cuz!

11. Eaton Bennett - June 23, 2009

Great photos, so different, but wonderful. I love the misty fog in the first
and the second is amazing. Looks like a cardboard background and a very real church. Awesome. 🙂

12. littlebangtheory - June 24, 2009

Bob, I’m honored! 🙂 Me too, on the infrequent commenting thing; guess I’m just self absorbed and up to my ears in other things.

Eaton, Dianne, thanks, both of you.

13. Lew - July 1, 2009

Awesome shot of the steeple and its shadow on the fog!

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