A quick five visit to Manila. We went to Mt. Makiling south of the city and got caught in a tropical downpour; here is the view through the windscreen of our van. This is everyday life here in the monsoon season. A further 10km and the road was bone dry. Its midday, but as you can see it was as dark as dusk. A fascinating experience.
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snunney (72680) 2013-09-17 6:29
Not the sort of weather to be caught out in! You have captured the eerie atmosphere very well. The reflection from the vehicle headlamp is a definite plus.
CLODO (26430) 2013-09-17 6:39
amazing picture of the rain, even if it is difficult to read the picture because you focused too high!
drt100 (2029) 2013-09-17 8:08
Well captured photo. I have been in the Philippines when a typhoon has hit ... the rains are very much like this. Great composition and vantage point. It seems people adjust and go forward ... good photo, nice work. TFS
ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-17 9:35
Inspite the downpour and flood, you managed a fabulous sight, not an easy task though.
Impossible to walk as a tourist on such water, the splash from the covered motobike ahead gives an idea how much depth under.
Nice taken from a sheltered van.
ktanska (22654) 2013-09-17 10:30
A clear and well framed shot of a real tropical rainstorm. Drops hit hard on the road that is already turned into a river. That local style vehicle in front looks interesting too.
danos (78112) 2013-09-18 5:40
nice the snapshot as the reportage shot from the rainy Mt. Makiling area.I like the scene during the monsoon with the daily life to be continued.
williewhistler (9845) 2013-09-18 13:04
now that`s what you call rain!With the rain bouncing off the road and the water splashing up from the wheels you have captured the drama of the moment perfectly.
ChrisJ (91276) 2013-09-19 1:55
It looks a bit damp! The dark overcast lighting adds mood and atmosphere. Nice motion blur of the temporary flood waters thrown up by the passing vehicle. Good sharpness and nice reflections of the yellow light from the car headights at left. Tfs!
Graal (92158) 2013-09-19 7:39
amazing reportage. Good shot during the rainy weather. Strong effect of monsoon. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
fanni (13944) 2013-09-22 2:45
a true monsoon atmosphere, indeed! I can almost feel the rain and splashes of water.
The dark light adds a little somber feeling to the scene, though. But this is monsoon!..
best wishes from very rainy Moscow,
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6560)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Pentax K-x, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC, ISO 400
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rains [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-17 5:32