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Under My Umbrella

As we move from autumn into winter, Kuwait got a much-needed wash yesterday. Yes we had some rain since early November, but it was more falling-mud than water droplets.  Yesterday was different... it cleaned everything including the air.   The horizon at sea was razor sharp.

Driving around last night, Kuwait was glistening.  Our streets, buildings, trees and lamps, all washed off last year's settled dust.

I've been planning these shots for quite some time now.  In fact, I'm embarrassed to admit that I bought the clear umbrella - for this very purpose - back in 2006!  I had one thing in mind  after taking this photograph of Tower Bridge London:  I need to have an image that says: Rainy Kuwait.

Reader Comments (19)

What a chilly season. I liked the first image, it served your purpose brilliantly. We are still waiting 4 a gush of rain down in Dubai :)

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHamad Al Falasi

amazing shots .. creative ;)

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQ80BOY

You can't be blamed for that! Thats an amazing shot, I bought equipment from over a year ago that I haven't used yet and i'm annoyed because I want it for the right environment or shot!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

i love this shot!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfereej

Nice pics. Let me know when you take more brolly shots.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin Bogg

I hope you get it soon :)
Thank you for your visit.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks :)

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks. I'm intrigued :) Post the result when you get the shot you're after...

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef


November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks... Will do.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Nice shot and a very cool idea! :)

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

lovely shot! especially the first one. lovely sight indeed, never fails to lift ones spirits.
glad your dream did finally come true! :)

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

Thank you... I saw it on Flickr's main page back in 2006. I don't remember the shot to link it.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

It certainly does lift the spirit. Thanks :)

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

great shots !

November 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrazaldo

love the first pic!

November 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmu

I like the first pic the best - are you still working on this? Is it the image you had in mind? Do you have shots in mind for the next rainy shoot?

How are the pigeons?

I could smell the clean air as you described it!

November 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

Kuwait has rain! Great! We've got work permit last Thursday and today mu husband went to work and handed in the resignation. We are on the adventure route to Kuwait! We are extremely excited. Thank you for the great picture.
Yannie from Calgary.

November 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYannie

Great pictures as usual!

Glad you enjoyed the rain!

November 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereleventh.st

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