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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away

Raining, in Midtown
Photo by myself in Midtown.

A mother and daughter walked arm in arm, down Fifth Avenue.

It's been raining steadily for the last few days. The skies have been overcast and chilly.

This month we've had record rainfall in New York. Central Park had a total of 10.69 inches this March, surpassing the 10.54 inches recorded in 1983.

Related posts: In the Rain, Midtown, Hailing in the Rain, Midtown and Wet and Not So Wonderful, Downtown.


Olivier said...

elle est belle et triste cette photo

lewi14 said...

What a wonderful shot, Kitty. I "like" that sad face because of the rain. Well photographed. Very real.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Though the rain has been a drag, I have a feeling this mother & daughter are sad over something other than the rain.
Whatever the case may be, I think this is a great portrait.

Sandy, Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I agree that I think there is a bigger story than the rain behind the sad face. Being a mother, I have seen this face on my daughter as a teenager when she wasn't able to do something she wanted, and that also makes the mother feel at a loss for having to choose to make the best choice for her daughter and keep her from doing something that wouldn't be the best thing for her ... then, again, perhaps the daughter just really hates cold weather ... look at her sleeves over her hands! Wonderful picture, Kitty. Do people ever mind when you take their shots and are they aware?

Robert said...

This one is sooo special! Love it, great pic!

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
I agree...she does look pretty and sad.

Hi Lewi
Thanks so much. Yeah, I thought it was real, too. I'm glad to have been there at the right moment.

Thanks Lily!
Interesting thought about the backstory to the scene. I hadn't thought about it.

Hi Sandy
ha, there must be a international body language among teenagers.

Sometimes people grimace, but often people don't notice me. They assume I'm taking a photo of something bigger, behind them, as many tourists do.

I've yet to have someone come up to me and say something directly. Last year someone remarked how bold I was, taking a photo of a man sleeping on a stoop, but it was more surprise than outrage.

Thanks Robert!

Sam Walker said...

nice picture taken

Abraham said...

Looks like they had some bad news.

Wayne said...

Nicely captured Kitty

Gail's Man said...

Shame that the young girl has only one hand. I wonder what she does with all those spare gloves.

frankdejol said...

If it rained for several days, I'm not surprised that both ladies have sad faces.....
Cheer up, yet the sun is will shining.

T. Becque said...

Love the authentic expressions!

Washington said...

Wow Kitty! Totally awesome this picture! How close did you get to the girl to take the picture? Fantastic!