The morning is darkening, thick clouds are gradually covering the clear skies. It will rain.
Hurriedly we finished our early morning shoot and started heading to Souq Waqif. My friends and I were eager to have some shoots while raining (rain is really a peculiar thing in Doha, it seldom happens; the most may be 10 times a year). The moment we reached our destination, we positioned ourselves.
The kids were also eager to get wet and play in the rain. We have seen the amazement in their faces. The rain started and then… it stopped abruptly. The amount of rainfall did not even get the pavement wet. But kids are kids they can find ways to enjoy and they started to have fun whatever that day had offered them.
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Rain is one of the great happenings here in Doha. No, I am not exaggerating. Since it is seldom raining in this place (approximately 10 times in a year), even drizzles will excite everyone of us.
This is the first time I got motivated to shoot in the rain as I usually want to stay inside the house and enjoy the weather on our bed.
I was supposed to join my photo buddies for a photo walk but due to an scheduled appointment with our cat’s veterinary, I skipped their invitation (this is the second time). After coming back to our house, I noticed the darkening of the skies. I shrugged off the thoughts of taking some photos. But at the back of my head, there is an encouragement to proceed since it seldom rains in Doha and it is weekend.
Upon weighing up my options, I packed my cam and drove immediately to Souq Waqif. Fortunately, the moment I reached the place the rain started to fall. I secured myself in a corner where I will not get wet and waited the right moment to click the shutter.
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We were in Atimonan, Quezon (Philippines) on our way back home from a short visit to my father when I noticed some kids playing in the beach along the way. I requested our driver to stop for a few minutes as I wanted to take some snaps.
I got off the van and approached the kids. When they saw me that I have camera with me, they started to show off by jumping from the old dock on to the water. It was a sight to enjoy but my challenge was, it was a gloomy day and they were positioned facing back where the somber sunlight is coming from. I was supposed to request them to jump on the other side instead but I welcomed the challenge. Well, what I really want to capture is the rawness of the scenes.