I had the pleasure of leading the 2012 installment of the Kelby Worldwide Photowalk here in Olympia and we certainly were photowalking in the rain. I knew that when this years date was announced as October 13th, there was a better than average chance that it would be a rainy day, but as the walk approached, and our unseasonable dry spell here in western Washington was continuing, I was keeping my fingers crossed that the nice weather would last just a few more days. Sadly, that wasn’t meant to be.
As the weather turned bad, and the hour of the photowalk approached, I really had no idea of any of the 30 registered walkers would brave the weather and show up. I had made arrangements with a local restaurant for the post walk meetup and they were even bringing in an additional server just for our group. To say that I was a bit stressed out would be something of an understatement.
The time for the walk arrived, and participants started to arrive. When all was said and done, we had 20 of the 30 registered walkers, and even though we cut the afternoon short due to the rain, we did make a lap of Percival Landing Park and got some shooting in along the way. I want to send a huge thanks out to the Cascadia Grill which was able to accomodate us a little over an hour earlier than planned. I can’t speak for everyone, but it seemed that everyone had a great time.
While images are just starting to arrive, we do have a Flickr group for the walk. Please check it out to see images from some of those that went photowalking in the rain.