April 1, 2017

Theme Day: Wet

Rain Delay
Typically, when I attend the Miami Open, I'm very prepared for any kind of weather. Hat, sunscreen, sweater, change of shoes and raincoat -- all are with me! Except this year.  For some inexplicable reason I was confident it wouldn't rain and didn't bother bringing a jacket.  (In my defense, we haven't experienced a rain delay for years.) Sure enough, late in the afternoon, a squall blew in from the Atlantic Ocean and soaked us. Blue skies reappeared fairly quickly and maintenance crews were dispatched to dry the court, which was drenched to the point that puddles were casting reflections of the clouds.  Naturally, right when it looked like they were close to resuming play, the skies opened up again. It was a challenging time for a rain delay because this was a late day match overlapping into the evening. So, day fans were on the grounds scurrying for cover while people were arriving for the night matches. It was quite chaotic with people running and yelping (as though raindrops would seriously hurt them) and packing into any and all covered areas. With a steady rain coming down at that late hour, the SDP Junior Editor and I decided to call it a day. Turns out the match resumed hours later and finished well into the night. To see other interpretations of the City Daily Photo Theme Day: Wet click here.  Happy Saturday!

12 comments:

William Kendall said...

That certainly does look wet!

Small City Scenes said...

Great wet shot. Soaking but I do see blue skies a-coming.
MB

Lowell said...

Love the photo! So sharp and the colors just pop. It looks a lot like the whole tennis court is floating in a lake!

Stefan Jansson said...

Bummer. But your photo tells the story great.

Nancy J said...

Are all the courts open there? no roof covers? And even so, a huge task to get them organised and over in time. Love those reflections.

Kate said...

":The best laid plans"… only your non-plans this year tripped you up a bit! Doesn't sound like you were any worse for it tho. You're correct: a little rain never hurt anyone.

bill burke said...

Super wet shot. It all worked well for you even if you didn't bring your jacket. Match point :)

Kay said...

Well, if nothing else you got your "Wet" shot for this theme day. Too bad it created such chaos.

Lois said...

What a pretty shot! Perfect for the theme.

Karl Demetz said...

Great wet shot, perfect for the theme !

Klara said...

great shot. amazing how the field reflects the sky. ocean water colours.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh no! Well that's April for you SRQ, showers and all! Inconvenience aside, it gave you an excellent shot for the theme.. I'm a great believer in looking for the positives 😀😀