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Getting this shot almost cost me an entire bag of Nikons. Raining Cats and Dogs; Shimbashi, Tokyo | by Alfie | Japanorama
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Getting this shot almost cost me an entire bag of Nikons. Raining Cats and Dogs; Shimbashi, Tokyo

I was teaching earlier in the day and stayed out to catch some shots of the rain, which I am glad I did but I nearly killed all my equipment doing it! Despite some kind shopkeeper handing me a free umbrella earlier on, I got soaked-through, my bag got soaked-through and when I got home I had a mammoth session of drying out my gear; air-con on 'dry' and full all night, gear in dry-boxes with loads of silica-gel and dessicant. All fine now.

 

If you cant see the big one here, go here:

blog.alfiegoodrich.com/index.php?showimage=502

 

Mind you, worth it :-)

 

I apologised to my lenses this morning. They forgive me.

 

Nikon D300

Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF D @ f/2

 

More, recent rain shots here:

www.flickr.com/search/?q=rain&w=58233789@N00

 

A collection of my pics of people with umbrellas and parasols in Japan:

japanorama.co.uk/2009/08/26/umbrellas-and-parasols-of-japan/

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