Umbrellas at the ready!

by Helen Hooker September. 16, 2016 2657 views

Sharon intended to go home to Oxfordshire today but her plans were completely wrecked by the fact that the M25 was at a complete standstill (Kevin had the misfortune to spend five hours sitting in the traffic jam this morning!).  Given that there was no chance of travelling west we took matters in our own hands and headed to Chelmsford for a spot of window shopping in the local camera shop and some rather damp street photography.  By early afternoon the rain was hammering down and the majority of the shoppers were brandishing umbrellas and weren't in the slightest bit interested in us hiding under one of the empty farmers' market gazebos armed with cameras.  We kept our eyes open for interesting characters but I think our favourite one was the little boy who was reluctantly following his mum and grandma, all the time struggling to manage an umbrella several times as big as he was!

16 September 2016

We got the feeling this chap's umbrella had been blown inside out once too often!

This little conglomeration of umbrella toting shoppers seemed as though they were performing some sort of obscure form of wet weather country dancing. Their footwork is even coordinated!



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Jay Boggess 3 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful series. Kool idea w/excellent execution!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 9 months ago

Fabulous - well done!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Arun Tp 3 years, 9 months ago

nice photoblog

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels 3 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mina Mona 3 years, 9 months ago

<3

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 3 years, 9 months ago

Children never mind the rain unlike us adults great B&W captures

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Vivienne Albiston 3 years, 9 months ago

We Brits....always got a brolly on us somewhere.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tiffany Mueller 3 years, 9 months ago

Helen, stunning shots as usual! Congrats on the win for the street photography weekly challenge :)

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 3 years, 9 months ago

Great Street set

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jacki 3 years, 9 months ago

GReat series... can you send a little of that rain to southern California?!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Taifallos 3 years, 9 months ago

Great set, the first one has just lovely expression :)

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Moira 3 years, 9 months ago

I love that 2nd one , he seems to have pinched his little sister's umbrella by the size and flower pattern I'm going with.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 3 years, 9 months ago

Love the little boy! That umbrella is about as big as him!!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 9 months ago

#1 to my favs

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ram Ya 3 years, 9 months ago

You have given me a reason to go out shooting on a rainy day!
As always, thanks for inspiring me, Helen :)

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
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