Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rain on Pavement

Twelve photographs of rain and pavement. These were the ones I had posted in my journal. I'm still on Project.

I think my favorite in this bunch is # 4.

















16 comments:

Bob G. said...

Ann:
I personally like the 6th one down...remarkable brickwork.

Reminds me of Elfreth's Alley in Philly. One block that is "frozen" in time, as it were.
it you like streets from the 1700s, this is a good place to start in America.

That one manhole cover (3rd one down) MUST be a "western union telephone Co" one...no other explanation.
That's gotta go way back!
Shamne some people have taken to stealing them for scrap money.

Very nice pictures.

Slamdunk said...

Nicely done Ann T.

Rain on the pavement here just means puddle jumping--no change in the physical activity for little kids.

The Bug said...

I like 8 & 9 the best - & I didn't really think I'd enjoy pics of pavement et al so much!

Ann T. said...

Dear Bob,
I think that one manhole must be Western Union too. I just wish I knew what DC SL-TS stands for. Savings and Loan Telephone Service? is the best I can come up with, LOL!!

Thanks for looking at the underfoot!

LOL,
Ann T.

Ann T. said...

Dear Slamdunk,
As a kid we lived in a hilly area and used to play in 'rainy day rivers' all the time. Maybe that's why I like this ordinary stuff.

Thanks for taking a look.
Ann T.

Ann T. said...

Dear The Bug,
I know, that green stuff. It was amazing to me.

This was a fun day. Thanks for taking a look around the streets with me!

Ann T.

Linnnn said...

Number 1...DC SL-TS.

There it is. Love this photo essay.

Ann T. said...

Ha! Linnnn,
I'm glad you stopped by to see I wasn't talking crack!

Yup, that's the manhole that got it started.

LOL,
Ann T.

the observer said...

Hey Ann T!
I commented earlier, but it's never appeared.

Strong work with this photo essay. They are all pretty good. Isn't it cool the way the water adds to the textures you see?

Thanks for this!

the Observer
wondering what happened to first comment....

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
I think that happened to me over at Schmoe's place. I don't think Blogger can handle everyone getting out of school and the spike in users.

That's my story, anyway . . .

I agree with you, I think the water made the difference! Almost everything turned out, which you know is not true some days.

Thanks for stopping in 2x,

Ann T.

P.S. Readers, The Observer runs the F8 and Be There blog, all photos in a classy format!

Capt. Schmoe said...

It is good to see you working with your camera. If nothing else, a camera in use will make the photographer stop and look at their surroundings to observe light, color and texture.

Of these, my favorite is #9. I like the contrast between earth, plant and iron. Plus, I think the cover may be on upside down too. Take care of that will you?

Thanks for the post.

peedee said...

I like number nine best. =) Nice work Annie!!

Ann T. said...

Dear Captain Schmoe,
I remain amazed at what this point-and-shoot can do. All those design classes have stuck, just like learning to ride a bicycle!

I'll just go fix that darn manhole cover right now. Will there be bugs?

LOL, Thanks for stopping by!

Ann T.

Ann T. said...

Dear peedee,
I like that one too! I think the green adds a little relief to all the concrete, you know . . .

I think it's funny that nobody likes the last two--evidence of human mess. The eleventh picture is 'work in progress' and the twelfth is 'preservation of water drains against litter' and good thing, too!

Thanks for popping in, lady!

Muah!
Annie

Mrs. Bunker said...

Love 'em. Great photos!

Ann T. said...

Thank you, Mrs. Bunker!
Ann T.