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Stormy Weather

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 11 October 2015 in Cityscape & Urban.

The unsettled weather in Nagasaki turned a bit wild on my first visit to the Peace Park. The wind was gusting strongly as I was trying to hold an umbrella and camera. I got lots of abstracts that day and a couple of good shots, too. We'll see more of this guy later.

A note on that umbrella. I bought a cheap one in a convenience store near the hotel. Within five minutes, two of the ribs were bent by a strong gust.

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Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Somehow, this majestic figure seems to be willing calm in a storm. Quite a symbolic atmosphere.

11 Oct 2015 5:37am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Such weather is not nice. The granules may hurt when you hit the bare skin.

11 Oct 2015 5:43am

Devi from Chennai, India

The Hero here is blocking the storm bravely !!
I would love to see - along with the other photographs- the image of the umbrella with two bent ribs:)))))

11 Oct 2015 7:31am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

very cool shot in the rain Steve - I'm glad you got me as I sat there posing on the rain!

11 Oct 2015 12:34pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

We need peace forever...

11 Oct 2015 12:44pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sous la pluie quelle statue et rendu sur le sol, superbe.

11 Oct 2015 1:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this art work under difficult conditions. Very well done.

11 Oct 2015 2:45pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done indeed

11 Oct 2015 3:30pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

AN imposing statue - I like the drama created by the weather

11 Oct 2015 5:30pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb capture !!

11 Oct 2015 5:46pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Wow what a wet day... Nice that you were able to photograph this with no-one else around.

11 Oct 2015 8:28pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I had the same umbrella experience in Hong Kong in a typhoon a few years ago. Next time I'll take my own umbrella. ;-)

11 Oct 2015 11:35pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Strength in peace statuary

12 Oct 2015 2:03am

Martine from France

Il ne craint pas le mauvais temps, il a la tenue pour.

12 Oct 2015 3:56am

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12 Oct 2015 8:06am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image in this stormy weather. Peace for ever. A great sign of strength. :)

12 Oct 2015 6:30pm