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."
Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.
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.
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.
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
There is a new challenge running until the end of the month: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tr-out-loud/camera-phone-challenge-may-flowers/3968 But you can certainly send some "April showers" pics that I will add to this gallery. Send an email with the photo, what camera phone you used, and your TR username to email@example.com. Thanks!