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Rainy days and Mondays
Dundee Stu

Rainy days and Mondays

6 December 2004

I am absolutely snowed under with work just now. I know that I ought not to complain, because every additional piece of work completed is another few quid in the bank. Yet, I cannot get myself excited about what I have to do, and I am even less delighted that everything seems to have a 31 December (or earlier) deadline. The weather here has got decidedly milder of late, and is presently well above what is normal for this time of year. I actually think that it is warmer here than in Lisbon just now. The only down side to the unseasonable warmth is the rain. It has been dull and overcast all day, and only recently has started to rain, and I have enough work for two people and SAD. As those of you who are regular consumers of my Daily Bowl ought to be aware, I do not like grey and wet winter days. I much prefer clear days, even if it means that the temperature hovers around freezing. The cold is easily overcome with plenty of layers of natural fibres. Heaven knows that there are few enough hours of sunshine at this time of year! I much prefer that we actually get some benefit from the little daylight there is - and when it's dull and grey, well, there hardly seems any point in getting out of bed. In saying this, however, there can be little doubt that cloudy and rainy days provide us with lots of interesting light. As I was sitting at my computer pondering my workload and thinking about my PaD, I heard the soft patter of rain hitting the window. I looked out and saw the most amazing pink sunset - but in my haste I never managed to capture it. I did, however, manage to capture the rain on the window and the last remnants of the day's light beyond. So, instead of a pink sunset, you get a raindrop abstract. I like it, even if you don't!

FujiFilm FinePix S7000Z
1/15s f/3.2 at 46.8mm iso400 full exif

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Jude Marion08-Dec-2004 03:22
Beautiful capture, Stu!
Karen Leaf08-Dec-2004 03:01
Kinda like this better than another sunset, Stu :) Love the muted colors and soft b/g. Hope it's a sunnier day tomorrow for you.
Gavin07-Dec-2004 21:41
Excellent, you make the rain look good.
Gayle P. Clement07-Dec-2004 05:23
Great image. Your frustation with the rain shows through here.
Guest 07-Dec-2004 04:27
Great shot, perfect DOF
Elaine (etfitz)07-Dec-2004 04:26
Great image! Sorry about your dreary Monday! It was 80 and muggy here today, so I know how you feel.
Guest 07-Dec-2004 03:33
I like this image. Nice colors, and I like watching the rain. I think that you need to go to the coast and take some pictures - can't be too far away. Go exploring on the shoreline. Post the pictures for the rest of us and tell us about the area. Take some shells or rocks home with you (whatever you have on your shore). Have a light deli lunch and good coffee. Grab a milkshake on the way home. Get back and take a nap on the couch. Then, you will be refreshed for work the next day. Hey, this is what I need! johnny :)
Melanie06-Dec-2004 23:31
Hmmm.... It rained here today too. But, since I already had a 'rainy day & Monday's' from last month, I didn't figure it'd go good again so soon.

Ya say the Celtic's play again tomorrow? Hope it's after I get off work. (3:30pm cst)or I may not be much help. >:0)

I have been playing with my new camera (canon PS S1 IS). I think the colours are a bit more vibrant than my Oly UZ was). Now, If I can only learn where all the buttons are & what they do... LOL

Good luck to your team tomorrow!
Ian Morehouse06-Dec-2004 22:16
Stewart you are really in the doldrums aren't you? Time to go out for a dance/party get you back in the invigorated work mode.
Pedro Libório06-Dec-2004 22:14
ehehehe..I totally agrre with you...I prefer the freezing days to the rain days...I love bright light too....
P.S. yesterday at that time it was quite nice, around 15 degrees, sunny ...but is was lunch time...ehehehhe!!!
Lee Kindness06-Dec-2004 22:09
Stu, you're a nutter with your league of great shots! :)
laine8206-Dec-2004 20:39
Wet here too Stu, but I'm not complaining as opposed to you, we need it. Like the DOF here.
Guest 06-Dec-2004 19:48
Beautiful effect with these drops! Very well done.
penny roots06-Dec-2004 19:25
Nice shot Stewart , I know how you feel about the weather , all we've had for weeks now are dull , wet days ...... very uninspiring .
markvm06-Dec-2004 19:19
Nice colorful bokeh in the background. Stewart!
Robin Reid06-Dec-2004 18:40
Nicely done Stu. And just think, all that work and more quid lead in only one direction: to a new Canon 20D
Zak06-Dec-2004 17:52
yep, we've got the rain again too, not a very nice day for taking pics :-/
Vinay06-Dec-2004 17:16
Easy to gather mood from this, nicely done.
Gilles Navet06-Dec-2004 16:55
An interesting job with a great DOF
Gary Blanchette06-Dec-2004 16:49
This has a real soothing element to it in that it seems to have been taken from indoors where it is most likely nice and warm...
Guest 06-Dec-2004 16:47
Ah I like this Stewart :) The way the drops hold the light.
Guest 06-Dec-2004 16:41
Colour is nice and the idea a good one! It's hard sometimes to take a decent photo in the rain. Luckily we have had sun here today, and it's been quite mild as well :-)
jude06-Dec-2004 16:37
Almost abstract - even though you can see the raindrops..great coloring in this..
Now I cannot get that song out of my head.. at least she had a sweet voice...
Autumn Sky06-Dec-2004 16:33
I really like this image Stu, simple, with calming colors (er, colours) and so appropriate for your commentary. I'm sorry about your work. Keep the chin up, friend.