Saturday, June 14, 2014

Photo Challenge for June - Stormy Weather

I'm cruising and have to make this quick!  Joining in Donna's always fun Personal Photo Challenge.
All pics taken with my Olympus SP-590UZ with a little editing via PicMonkey.

A sunny welcome followed by a sudden and quite unexpected snowstorm - even the
penguins seemed startled - and I was grateful I had a big warm parka and gloves.

Macquarie Island, Australia - the sub-Antarctic Islands cruise on M/S Orion - 2011

See more here -

The old city of Hue, Vietnam - December 2012
It poured down hard but was so very beautiful, the rainstorms went on and on - sightseeing 
was definitely soggy!  It was of course "the wet", one of the two seasons in this part of the world.

Hue, Vietnam, still in the pelting rain - "taxi anyone?"
Big sales on plastic ponchos that day in December, 2012

To see more of that damp trip go here -

Pop on over to visit Donna at this month's Personal Photo Challenge -


  1. Love the penguins! I can feel the cold. The taxi shot is nice, too. Lots of color amid the rain. My, you certainly get around...the world, that is!

  2. Fantastic! The colors and glistening rain in the final two are lovely. The penguins are too cute!

  3. Pouring rain can certainly affect a day when one hoped to be outside with their camera. I like the group of taxis.

  4. I like your photo editing. Truly beautiful photos of rainy (and snowy) weather! The last one is my favorite.

  5. Love all those bicycle transportation....

  6. Beautiful photo's! Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. Fotos incríveis! Amei todas! Parabéns! Parabéns!
    Um abraço!
    Amazing photos! Loved them all! Congratulations! Congratulations!

  8. These are beautiful photos Mary. I love the editing and how it makes the rain stand out. Nicely done! Enjoy your travels. Hugs. Pam

  9. Great shots as always, my favourite has to be the bikes!

  10. Thank you for taking the extra trouble to get linked up and participate, Mary. I know you are still on your latest cruise! We can always count on interesting travel photos from you. I especially love the last one with the bicycle carts! Now there is a job that I wouldn't want, LOL.

  11. Great weather photos - fun to learn about other countries too.

  12. Very unique and interesting photos! Great editing effects too!

  13. Storms in exotic locales are still storms, but with international flavour. I do love the one with the penguins in the snow. Great photos.

  14. I always enjoy your pictures! The penguins are just adorable. Thanks for sharing with us!


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