Cee has once more provided a photo for her Midweek Madness Challenge with loads of options to illustrate with our own images. Some of those suggested are business, awning, bar, mocha, black, green, chair, table, reflection and rainy-day πŸ˜€ Yesterday was ideal because it was a rainy-day and that is going to be a theme in my entry.

Here is Dan & DeCarlo’s Coffee Bar opposite East Finchley station…

Dan & DeCarlo

…I know they serve a mean Mocha because I’ve had one. That’ll count for business, black, bar, chair, table, there’s even a green bag as wellπŸ‘ There’s also a reflection of the white door on the wet pavement. It’s still raining, and you can see some of the falling drops against black of the shop front. Ok – Job done – I can post now 🀨 But I won’t, because there is more that I want to share 😎

That shot was taken on my way home from a Freedom Pass project trip – one which was somewhat dampπŸ™„ I’ll be telling the full story in a different post but here I’m going to share a couple of other rainy-day shots from my outing, going backwards in time. So here are two City of London Police Officers on Poultry…

City Police

…I must clarify for anyone who is confused – they’re on horses on a street in the city called PoultryπŸ˜‚ The female Officer is riding a black and white piebald. The cyclist on the left, is wearing black and riding a black bike. I wonder if he’d be waiting at a red light if the Police weren’t there?πŸ˜‚ The rain had eased off at this point but the roads and pavements are very wet.

Earlier on and this was the wet scene at Clapham Junction where it was raining quite heavily…

5915 at Clapham Junction

…something you can see against the red of the train on the left. Most passengers are sheltering under the platform awning. The front of unit 5915, one of South Western Railway’s surviving class 455’s, shows the black rubber surround of the gangway connection.

Finally, the epitome of a rainy day. At Wandsworth Road, everything in the distance is blurred by the amount of water in the air…

Rainy Day

…and I’m getting wet! The things we do for our hobbies 🀣

All shots taken on Friday May 20th 2022.

Once again it’s time to take part in Brian’s Last on the Card challenge.

Lets start with the Moto g50 – A night shot of a 102 bus parked in the turn-around at East Finchley station…

…it’s an example of a mobile camera struggling and I wish I’d had the Fuji with me for the shot.

Talking of the Fujifilm X-Pro2. You’ve already seen this shot in cropped and straightened form on my CMMC post. Here’s how it came out of the camera that day…

Finally – The Canon 5D mkiii and Football as usual…

…The Manager, Physio and some players relaxing after the game😎 The irony? – I got a better shot with the Moto g50 because of its huge depth of field – horses for coursesπŸ˜‰

As usual, no changes to the photos – only a resize for the web.

Ok – Brian gives us this challenge each month and sometimes I miss out because of… well, computing issues, life, errr, all sorts of silly things? I’m just glad that I stumbled across another entry to this challenge which reminded me to take part πŸ™‚ So for this month’s Last on Card from the Canon EOS 5D mkiii, I have, as ever, a football shot. It’s one of those end of a game shots that has nothing going on. Our player, Luke, has just knocked the ball back from the bye-line and the ref was about to blow time…

Last on the card from the Fujifilm X-Pro2 was a sunrise shot taken at dawn, early in the month. Sometimes finding time to do photography is hard – hopefully the new year will see the Fuji working a lot more:-) …

As usual, both shots are unaltered except for being resized for the internet.