Readerpix: Passion in the rain


Hoboken411 reader James stumbled on an interesting scene at the new Maxwell Place Pier during yesterday’s deluge.

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 7/27/2009

“Took this photo while stuck in a torrential downpour on the new waterfront park, crazy wedding photo!”

hoboken maxwell place pier rain married couple photographer - Readerpix: Passion in the rain

[Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured each day at approximately 11am. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]

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Monday, July 27, 2009 7:41 pm

#7 Me? Wear a neck tie in the rain? Noooooooooo. Me in a sari? Be afraid. Be very afraid.

#8 My rule of thumb: avoid putting more stuff between the light and the sensor. If you must, don’t cheap out especially if you have a GOOD lens. IMO, “protective” filters are nothing but high mark-up accessories – unless you’re shooting in a dusty environment. A lens hood offers better every day protection even if it makes you look more pretentious.

I do agree that a good circular polarizer is a must.

Monday, July 27, 2009 4:55 pm

What HansBrix is trying to say is that he’s one of the folks smooching it up in the rain.

Monday, July 27, 2009 4:28 pm

Heh. I was right there when this shot was taken. However since my camera is a lowly Canon XT which is definitely not weather sealed (I learned the hard way during that nor’easter a couple of years ago) it mostly stayed in the bag until the weather relented.

I don’t know how saris hold up when soaked but I wanted to say “dude – you’re gonna wreck that tie.”

I stuck around after the soggy couple left and witnessed some of the fiercest fire hose grade white rain I’ve ever seen. Plus simultaneous lightning/thunder directly overhead. I expected hail and think I heard the faint cry of “Dorothy!” in the distance. An acquaintance of mine who lives in the Heights was convinced a tornado cruised through.

The “parking lot over water” description is apt. Featureless slab. But I was thinking something more like “runway extension.”

Monday, July 27, 2009 2:07 pm

Wow, someone found a use for that cement monstrosity sticking out in the water. Where was the design for that pier taken from? It is a parking lot over water. I bet one of Hoboken’s politicians got a nice white envelope for signing off on that piece of junk. Ignore roads in complete disrepair to build this embarrassment…DUMB.

Monday, July 27, 2009 12:23 pm

Hope the shot turned out. I am not sure why the photographer has a StoFen on his flash, though. Not much to bounce outdoors.

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Monday, July 27, 2009 4:32 pm

To wit: clear/UV/skylight filters to protect SLR lens front elements. Not only are front elements pretty tough but a small scratch will have almost no effect on image quality.

In response to hoboken411 who said:

The conniving salesmen at any photography store always “upsell” the cameras with high-profit margin accessories.

Which means, the guy is obviously a newbie!!


Reply to  HansBrix
Monday, July 27, 2009 6:41 pm

That filter is a absolute must for any slr lens,also a good buy is a polarizing filter. They are both fairly reasonable priced.

In response to HansBrix who said:

To wit: clear/UV/skylight filters to protect SLR lens front elements. Not only are front elements pretty tough but a small scratch will have almost no effect on image quality.

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