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TechRepublic's camera phone challenge: April showers

Rain in Virginia

The winning photo was taken by TR member Toolman5774 with a Samsung Focus, metric metering, with anti shake and at 5 mp. He said, "Wish it was a better angle, but this usually docile river is three feet higher after the rain in Virginia over the weekend."

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4 comments
Kinetixx
Kinetixx

I felt this photo did a great job of telling a story about the impact of the rain. You had to look at it for a moment to realize the water was coming out, but a great photo does that - it pulls you in and engages you.

Admin
Admin

This is an impressive display of hydraulic power. In the Mississippi Delta (USA), I have seen the under-street storm drains actually blast the heavy steel cover off the manhole, leaving a hidden (submerged) treacherous pothole capable of trapping a vehicle wheel.

ksprbob
ksprbob

I love the photos, how do you get them and if I were to get a good shot where could I send it? Enjoyed the sunset over the ocean looks like a spire of flame. Bob