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:
Mind you, worth it :-)
I apologised to my lenses this morning. They forgive me.
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF D @ f/2
More, recent rain shots here:
A collection of my pics of people with umbrellas and parasols in Japan: