Caught In The Rain Without An Umbrella

Caught In The Rain Without An Umbrella

I didn’t want my niece to just sit in the house with nothing to do so I suggested we walk to the South Street Seaport. Normally I do take an umbrella when there’s even a chance of rain, but there was only a 30% chance on this day, and most of the walk was going to be under a bridge, so I figured we were safe. Of course, I was wrong. We never even made it to the seaport. We made it about 3/4 of the way there.  However, I did get some pretty cool pictures, and my niece said she had fun even if we didn’t stay out long, so the day wasn’t a total bust.  

8/3/2018, 55mm, a7Rii, black and white photography, candid, fence, Lower East Side, man, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, raining, sitting, Sony, street photography, under the bridge, Zeiss lens

It hadn’t started raining at this point, but the sky was dark and cloudy in some places, and not so bad in others. I was testing my camera settings but I liked the way this picture came out so I kept it.

8/3/2018, 55mm, a7Rii, bag of bottles, black and white photography, candid, cigarette, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, raining, recycling, smoking, Sony, street photography, under the bridge, Zeiss lens

This was a perfect picture for the “bottles” category in the monthly challenges for FFIA (the photography group I’m a part of, along with Esther) and I had already let a funny shot slip right by me, so I quickly snapped a pic as he was walking by. The one I missed was a few minutes before. This girl was just holding the bottle in her mouth without using her hands. It wasn’t even that her hands were full or anything. She was just holding the bottle in her mouth.

8/3/2018, 55mm, a7Rii, black and white photography, broken fender, candid, car wreck, graffiti, love me, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, raining, smashed windows, Sony, street photography, under the bridge, Zeiss lens

It was around the time that we spotted this totaled car that it started to rain. It was a parking area so I don’t know if it was junked after it got there, or how long it had been there. I’m guessing a while considering all the different graffiti on it.  

8/3/2018, 55mm, a7Rii, black and white photography, candid, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, pointing, rain, raining, size order, Sony, street photography, umbrella, under the bridge, Zeiss lens

This reminds me of being a little kid and having to line up with your class, according to how tall you were. No surprise, but I was always the first kid in line. 😆 Do they still do size order in schools now?

8/3/2018, 55mm, a7Rii, arrow, black and white photography, candid, detour, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, raining, Sony, street photography, traffic cones, under the bridge, woman, Zeiss lens

My niece and I decided to head back and as we came to an area where you couldn’t walk under the bridge for a few feet, we found a few other people attempting to wait out the rain, including this woman. I wish I could have taken the photo from a little closer to her, but then she would have become aware that I was there, and it would have changed the whole look of the picture. I couldn’t have posed her more perfectly myself, and I love how she was looking out at the rain, lost in thought.

8/3/2018, 55mm, a7Rii, bench, black and white photography, bridge, candid, cloudy skies, dark skies, fishing poles, grey skies, lawn chair, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, raining, river, sitting, Sony, street photography, under the bridge, Zeiss lens

These guys were totally unfazed by the rain, and the guy on the left is even stretched out and sleeping. The rain can be nice and cozy when you don’t have to be out in it. It was kind of fun when my niece and I were able to walk underneath the bridge. Once we got back to my neighborhood, we had to run a few blocks to go underneath the awning of a nearby building and wait for the rain to stop, or at least lessen, especially because there was a lot of wind. There were a few people there with us, including a FedEx delivery guy with a lot of packages. About 15 minutes later the rain did stop, and my niece and I power walked to our building. Our trip to the Seaport was so short that we did intend to go out later in the evening, but we were so done with the day that we just decided to stay in and leave the exploring for another day.

2 Comments

  1. August 8, 2018 / 4:46 PM

    I really like the first picture with the rain falling! The car must have been there for a long time. The girl waiting under the bridge is interesting and I was also surprised by these men under the rain without protection!

    • Tina
      Author
      August 9, 2018 / 5:47 PM

      I thought that cars that were in that condition were taken to the junkyard because I’m pretty sure that area was a parking lot that charged by the hour.

      The men sitting in the rain surprised me too. Even though the benches are under the bridge, they’re so close to the edge that you’d still feel the rain, especially when it’s windy like it was that day.

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