Yesterday evening, I went walking immediately after dinner. The clouds looked a bit threatening, but the weatherman said it was suppose to be dry all weekend. Regardless, I made sure to grab a plastic bag for my camera, just in case. And it's a good thing, too, because half way through my walk, it started to pour very suddenly and without warning. It was a frog strangler. A gully washer. A deluge of biblical proportions. I stood for a brief period under a bus shelter across from a Metro bus terminal at 14th and Kennedy Streets NW. I just finished snapping the first picture above and had turned off my camera when two Mormon missionaries on bikes furiously pedaled past. The best shot would have been of these two young men in front of the bus terminal, but I missed it and only just managed to get the shot I did. Poor guys!
Realizing the rain wasn't going to let up anytime soon, I decided to head home. Needless to say, I looked like a drown rat by the time I walked in the door. At least the rain was warm, as it tends to be this time of year. To see more pictures from yesterday's walk, go to Standing Room Only.
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I'm throwing in a pitch for this week's 2 Things Challenge. The category is People / Watch. I mentioned several days ago wanting to improve my photographing-people-skills and a few of you discussed wanting to be braver about photographing people, too. Here's our chance! If you haven't participated in a 2 Things Challenge before, please do this week. The more, the merrier. And, if you want, try Thomas Hawks' approach.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 07/08. Video courtesy of YouTube.