Rainy Night

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    I love to drive in the rain; especially at night. Most especially on summer nights. On backroads, mainstreets, highways. ~ View On Black

    Sometimes I will leave the house during a summer storm, and just sit in the car - listening to the rain hit the windshield and patter on the roof. And the air....smells....ah, so sweet and fresh.

    Thunder rumbles in the distance, gaining power and volume and sharpness until it cracks like a whip right overhead - scaring the shit out of me, even though I knew it was coming. Then, it rumbles itself away.

    Lightening sizzles, slides and crackles its way across the sky. Water forms pools and puddles, and little flash-flood rivers run along the curb faster than they can flow down the drain. We used to splash our way through these little, mini-lakes when we were kids - getting our shoes and feet and pants wet. Our Mom's would yell; but it was worth it.

    And, of course, everything glistens in the light.

    I sleep better during summer storms.

    Shadyezz, Jerri Johnson (away), and 85 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Jazz Sandoval 68 months ago | reply

      This fantastic photograph was seen in
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    2. itala2007 68 months ago | reply

      MARVELOUS composition!!!!!!

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    3. Alphafish DMPaine 68 months ago | reply

      This fantastic photograph was seen in
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    4. mjmourik 68 months ago | reply

      You drive me crazy:) great shot!
      I agree, your work is incredible!

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    5. citytripod 68 months ago | reply


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    6. Nelson Silva 68 months ago | reply

      You got the atmosfere, the mood! Great!

    7. Rockebilly 68 months ago | reply

      Wow, the processing is spectacular! Excellent work!

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    8. bodynor 67 months ago | reply


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    9. UTODYSTOPIA [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      Superb proposal

    10. WoMooMoW 67 months ago | reply

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    11. globalrain (on holiday) 66 months ago | reply

      Absolutely The Perfect Photographer
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    12. amanda_sd_lee 66 months ago | reply

      awesome, i love this.

    13. Michelle Sypult (Galinis) 66 months ago | reply

      Cool Shot! Is that the Chicago News-Sun or Sun-Times in the foreground?
      I recognize the header, I used to work for the News-Sun :)

    14. Myron Hensel 66 months ago | reply

      Very nice, I feel you brother.

    15. krelhartjen [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      I totally dig this shot! What great light and mood, it all comes together and is so cinematic

    16. lorytravelforever༽♥ॐ 63 months ago | reply

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    17. Nino.Modugno 62 months ago | reply

      Awesome and I like your enpassioned description.

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      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Unusual Seasons, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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