Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rain is a good thing

"In an attempt to stay dry, a young girl ducks underneath a carnival game as heavy rain falls during the first day of the Utah County Fair at the Spanish Fork fairgrounds, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. The fair is open daily through Saturday. The fair hosts events like the Miss Utah County Scholarship pageant, horse and junior livestock show, 4-H and open class exhibits, antique car show, and more."

It doesn't rain much in Utah.

When it does, it's usually brief and then dry within the half hour. I certainly haven't seen a full days rain like back in Maryland.

That changed for the first time since I've been out here. Last week, it literally rained all day long. The sun never came out. It was dark and wet from the minute I rolled out of bed.

As the day went on, it got worse. By the time I ventured down to the county fair for a feature, it was hailing and flooding.

But I took advantage of the weather, slapped on my raincoat and hat, covered the camera with my Aquatech and ventured through the fair.

Despite feeling soggy afterward, I had fun. The above was my favorite frame of the afternoon.

As for the title, "Rain Is A Good Thing" is a song by country singer Luke Bryan. They kept playing it over and over (or so it seemed) at the fair.

It only felt fitting.


Blogger www.bermanphotos.com said...

Nice frame Patrick, love the colors on this one.

Friday, October 01, 2010 2:55:00 PM  

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