Saturday, August 23, 2008

Colors of The Rain - A Global Warming Symptom?

3 Agustus 2008 CANON A 510 011


Text and picture by Eki Qushay Akhwan

There have been quite a number of weather surprises here lately. August is supposed to be the height of the dry season in Bandung, but there have been a few days where rains fall unexpectedly. While they are a welcome respite from the dry spell, they are a bit surprising nonetheless.

I took this photo earlier in the month on Jalan Wastukancana, Bandung. It was sunny when I left home for the downtown. Some 30 minutes later, the rain began to fall. As I was on my motorcycle, I had to stop. And while I was waiting for the rain to stop, a couple of kids came into sight with their colorful umbrellas. They were playing in the rain. So I took out my camera and began shooting. This was one of the snapped photos.

Weather irregularity is probably a symptom of global warming. Here is what wikipedia says about it.

20 comments:

sbuser said...

This is got to be my favorite rain picture of all time. I think I am throwing away my black umbrella and getting one of these.

Blacksun said...

Funny, my parents have the same umbrella :)

Becky said...

There was a very similarly styled photo to this in the most recent National Geographic magazine. I love the colours.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the color of the umbrella against the rest of the photo. I don't know Eki..I do believe that Global Warming is a huge problem and we have had a very wet summer. I hope that we can all work on this problem together as it will affect us all...

chennaidailyfoto said...

quite colourful .... very natural shot

Dallas Daily said...

I love that that umbrella is huge!

It's been raining here too...then it stopped...I better start watering my plants again.

nobu said...

It's a prtty umbrella.

JM said...

The contrast of the colourful umbrella is amazing! I love that shot!
The more I read the more I realize everyone is complaining about the month of August no matter what part of the planet they are from... Here it should be the peak of summer, very hot and dry, which is not the case this year... most beach days are ruined!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Excellent photo. Sometimes it's well worth it to have to make an unexpected stop along the way, yes?

babooshka said...

I fear it's all down to global warming. The brightly coloured brolly is so uplifting though.

Kelly said...

What a terrific splash of color!

Sharon said...

The colors on that umbrella are brilliant compared the "black & white" weather. Great shot.

Carrie Hayes said...

Good Morning Eki... I love the rainbow umbrella!! the rock on my blog is sandstone(flagstone). Thanks for all your comments!

Kelly said...

Hi, Eki!
Thanks for the visit! Email me, and I will be happy to send you some information about the rain barrels in Geneva. It is a wonderful campaign we are running to promote water conservation.

Blognote said...

This is really nice. Those sunny colours in the rain... Well done, Eki!!

Meead S. said...

So beautiful and colorful! Pretty Umbrella.

Virginia said...

Another great capture of our rainy day surprise! Love it.

Hilda said...

I love this shot!!!

Jangan said...

That's a fantastic photo. Your best yet.

Chuckeroon said...

You were indeed fortunate to catch this. That shine on the road, and the tiny touch of colour far back, the tone of the photo....well done indeed.