Wet bicycle


This was one of my "tamer" choices for this month's theme day. I was out and about a few days ago when the skies opened up and it started to pour. Luckily I found a sheltered spot under some arcades and I snapped this shot with my iPhone.

Do you have any big plans for the weekend? It's going to be hot here, but I'll be out on the golf course anyway. I'm also going to a modern dance show on Saturday. Don't forget to stop by Weekend Reflections.

PS: It's back to square one with my job search. I found out yesterday that I didn't get the position. I am really disappointed, but I don't know what I could have done differently. I just hope there's another "dream job" out there, because this one was pretty much everything I wanted.

34 comments:

  1. i'm very sorry on the job!

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  2. Never ever say your photo is "lame." I've seen a lot of photos by big-name photographers that I thought were "lame" and they're hanging in some museum or gallery. See, I think this is a great street shot - the poor bike is getting all wet and rusting away and you got its reflection before there was nothing left to reflect!

    I'm very sorry about the job. I know how much you wanted that. Let's hope something as exciting or better will come along.

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    1. I didn't say it was lame. I said it was tame. :)
      I just meant that it wasn't an "unexpected" idea for the theme day. But thanks for your compliments! Especially nice coming from such a talented guy like you Lowell.

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  3. Quite damp!

    Sorry about the job search.

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  4. Just came back in from a 20-mile bike ride. Does that count? Weather permitting, I'll be out either hiking or biking on the Fourth.

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  5. Beautiful street imagery. Watery city reflections are always special. Good luck with your job search. This si by no means at all a lame image. Take it from a photographer. It's a fantastic capture.

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  6. I love this shot, Hal!
    Sorry about the job but things always seem to work out so I'm sure something else will come along that you will like even better!

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  7. Bummer! It's definitely their loss!! (Do be heartened that you got so far in the process. You were clearly a strong candidate.)
    I really like the mood of this shot.

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  8. My dear friend, I am so sorry about the job situation. You cannot do any better than your best! Keep your chin up and keep going! I know of some people that don't even get to the interview stage, so the fact that you are getting interviews is a good sign. I love this rain photo!!! :)

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  9. Nicely shown.




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  10. Thanks everyone for the words of support. It really does mean a lot to me.
    I am giving myself a few days to "mourn" and then I'll jump right back into the job search. Ugh...

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  11. Sorry to hear about the job, I'm sure an even better one awaits you though... love this photo, very atmospheric!

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  12. What a great picture I really like, it just goes to show it doesn't matter about the weather or what camera you have...

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  13. We have had a lot of wet every things around here lately. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  14. Wonderfull pic reflections,have a happy day, here weather very hot and no wind,best regard from Belgium
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  15. The pic reflects your mood I think but perhaps in a few day a sunny picture. Best wishes from the Netherlands.

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  16. Love this black and white image Hal, so many appealing aspects!
    P.s. Sorry to hear about the job, it's a tough job market anywhere in the world these days.. I think it's because there's something better comi g for you Hal!

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  17. Great reflection and streetview. Sorry that you didn't get the job..

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  18. Glad that you managed to find shelter! It looks like a very heavy downpour. Have a sunny weekend.

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  19. Wonderfull reflection. Rain is sometimes a good thing, it gives a stunning reflections

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  20. The reflection on a wet pavement is always stunning...and I'm sure, the dream job will come later...

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  21. An amazing reflection! Sorry to hear about the job .. but I´m sure you´ll find another dream job!

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  22. You really captured the atmosphere with this shot. Good luck with the job search.

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  23. I believe if the job is yousr, you would have got it. Now there is an even better one just round the corner. Love the B & W reflection shot. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. I am sure there will be a job or two coming YOUR way soon!
    What am I doing this weekend? - Well it is relaxing, gardening and reading.
    It is not bright and sunny today, but nice temperature and NO rain.
    I look forward to hear / see something from the dance event. Have fun!

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  25. Wish I took this one. Envy!

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  26. Nice to see something wet, It's hot here. Great reflections!

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  27. How disappointing. I feel badly for you. Perhaps try to make something on the side selling photographs of your fascinating city.

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  28. Super! I love rainy day reflections!!

    I'm so sorry you didn't get your dream job. My fingers are crossed for another to come your way.

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  29. I love your photograph, Halcyon. And I am also distressed that you didn't get the job you wanted. Keep looking!

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  30. AND, send them an exceptionally dignified and positive note of thanks for the time they spent interviewing you and tell them how highly you think of them. I have seen candidates who were not selected the first time being remembered and chosen for the next position, sometimes even a better position.

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  31. great shot - good luck with the job search

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