It rained for a lot of our time in Hoi An and some of it was extremely heavy.
A huge down pour came down whilst we looking through an old restored shop house, Tan Ky House. This style of building has the shop area at the front followed by a courtyard and then usually, living quarters. The rooms are open to the courtyard. Upstairs has more living (and/or a storage area) with a walk way linking the front and rear areas. Hoi An has many buildings like this one with the town centre being a World Heritage listed site.
The rain is partly straight rain and partly water running off the roof above.
Photo taken on ISO 3200 at 1/2 sec to capture the rain in the courtyard, braced against a post.
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mafegan (8624) 2011-12-16 4:27
Initially I thought you had captured the raindrops as they fell. Then I noticed the lines are not all parallel and so I think you could be looking through a clear curtain? Whatever the colours are soft and the composition quite unusual. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend, Marlene
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-12-16 5:19
Hello Ian - I've tried myself to capture the mood of a SE Asian downpour without success. You have done a good job here and I like the fact that we see the curtain of water as it falls off what I assume is an overhanging roof. Looks like an interesting shop to browse in, did you buy anything? Nice astmospheric shot. Best regards Rosemary
dale54 (7916) 2011-12-16 6:50
ian hello!man that rain is comin down,what a great capture you did here,great work!tfs! dr
schumanng (0) 2011-12-16 9:29
you've created a charming atmosphere with good and softened colours.
gus72 (3719) 2011-12-16 16:49
Hi Ian !!!
nice to hear from you.....now..... I will be looking for your photos from Vietnam
This particular photo is very nice under difficult circumstances.
We still have another 4 months in Argentina.
I had a look at your photos in RedBubble... I am most impressed.
Have a nice X`mas.
Greetings from the Patagonia.
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (10393)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
- Exposure: f/16, 1/2 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Indo China
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-15 21:54