Making the most of a wet night ...

posted on 12th of april, 2013

I was returning to my hotel on the last night of a recent trip to Brasilia, Brazil's capital. I had been banking on using this night to go and shoot however it was raining hard.

That morning I'd told the taxi driver that I wanted to shoot a couple of places so he was still keen. I did not have a rain coat or umbrella so at best it was not going to be wet. I told the driver that I wouldn't bother. Then when we got near the hotel I thought stuff it, may as well. I gathered my gear from my room and went and bought an umbrella.

I was very glad I did as got so different images to those I'd taken in these locations in past trips to Brasilia. The reflections from the wet concrete and bitumen was unexpected but really added dimension.

The whole experience was a reminder to me to take opportunities as they come about as some might result in unique results.

Here are a few of my favourites:-

Then on a totally unrelated day, I was treated to a visit to a natural park called Chapada Imperial and was able to spent time with some amazing birds. This is an Arara or Macaw and he was the most brazen of about six that were hanging around...

All in all an incredible trip to a wonderful country. Brasilia is not the most typical and dynamic city in Brazil however it has wonderful architecture (mostly thanks to Oscar Nieyemer) and digging around there are many experiences to have not to mention some great fresh food ...

Comments (17)

Posted by Bevanward on April 24, 2013
Wow! Thanks everyone for the compliments I wish you all many many great sales! The first image here has already sold so first 42 cents from the trip! Take care Bevan
Posted by Psmpics on April 17, 2013
Absolutely stunning images! As others have said - truly inspiring. Congratulations!
Posted by Pivariz on April 17, 2013
Brave and nice story. Really inspiring. Well done!
Posted by Egomezta on April 16, 2013
NIce story, your images are amazing. Thaks for sharing.
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on April 16, 2013
Great shots - best of luck with them
Posted by Perstock on April 16, 2013
Whow! That´s inspiring!
Posted by FabioConcetta on April 15, 2013
Thanks for sharing and congratulations for your images!
Posted by Mike2focus on April 15, 2013
Thanks for sharing! Those night shots are just beautiful.

Can't wait for the next rainy night here so I can try some shots like that!!
Posted by Panayiotisdemou on April 15, 2013
very nice images
Posted by Rosariomanzo on April 15, 2013
Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Martingraf on April 15, 2013
thank you for sharing - I love those reflections and I will wait till it rains here in Sydney too and go out and see what sort of reflections I find - I must confess I really underestimated rainy days and the other good things - there won't be many people around ;)
Posted by Laurasinelle on April 14, 2013
Great images ! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Cousy86 on April 14, 2013
Cool pictures!This wet concrete makes photos looking very Cool!I like the much!
Posted by Lenutaidi on April 13, 2013
Beautiful images!Congratulations and thank you for sharing!
Posted by Inyrdreams on April 13, 2013
what a wonderful place to visit! ahhh I hope someday.... good shoot an wonderful photos. I had the same experience this summer with snow.... yes, yes, you have to take the moment every time and make it work!
Posted by Baldas1950 on April 13, 2013
Amazing architectures! Congratulations!
Posted by Jackbluee on April 12, 2013
Nice story and very beautiful images. Thank you for sharing!

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Photo credits: Bevanward.

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I moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1978 from Auckland, New Zealand, as a child. Raised in Townsville, North Queensland, I left home to work in Central Australia where I first became interested in photography as a field geologist. From there I took a role in Johannesburg, South Africa, returned to Australia to marry, moved to Santiago, spent five years there in the capital of Chile and since have moved back to Brisbane, Australia where I am now based. I live with my wife of eight years and our three year old son. I have spent the past 10 years travelling all over the world and as part of my trav... [Read more]

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