I was a bit at a loss for this one. I don't own an umbrella! My wife has several, but it seemed strange to ask her to pose for me, and I couldn't come up with an idea that was either natural or representative of the area. As is usual, all I had to do was open my eyes and look. Literally across the street from me was this beauty. Some time ago, a neighbour bumped into the fire hydrant and snapped it off. Water poured out, the fire department and city crews showed up to shut the valve off, and the hydrant was left flopping around in the hole. Snow came, was plowed onto the broken hydrant, and then it melted again. Eventually, the city came by and took out the old, broken hydrant and replaced it with a brand new one - this one.
Sure, the top has an umbrella shape, but it's also a metaphorical umbrella, a shield in case of fire. I'm very glad to have it back.
|Lens ID||LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6|
|Focal Length||43.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 86.0 mm)|
|Flash||Off, Did not fire|