At last! At long, long last!
Mate and I, in town, together, at the same time.
Both with cameras to hand.
And time to spare.
During daylight hours.
And it rained!
Boy did it rain. Not for very long, but certainly long enough for our purposes.
It’d be no exaggeration to say that I’ve been yearning for the opportunity to take some “rain in town” shots. In fact, we both have.
But somehow all the right elements never quite seemed to come together. So we’ve been waiting. And waiting. And waiting. For what seems like years now.
“Proper” rain it was too. Not like the stupid occasional showers we’ve had to make do with up until now.
So chortling with glee, and madly dashing (well, more like slothfully ambling actually) from one little bit of shelter to the next, off we set.
Great it was. Made even better by the rather strange glances we were receiving from shoppers trying desperately to avoid the weather, and not understanding in the slighest why we appeared to be so overjoyed.
They must have thought we were off our heads.
Yeah. Well. Um.
Anyway, taking a break to grab a coffee and a bite to eat, when we returned to the wonderful soggy outdoors we discovered the rain had ceased and, lo and behold, sun and blue sky!
The light seemed wonderful so of course we had to grab a few more shots…
… then decided to go for a bit of a walkabout.
And dammit I just couldn’t resist firing off a coupla b&w shots. I’m really going to have to stop this!