FRAMES: Photo Challenge #61: Umbrellas

It’s no secret that Larry and I shoot quite a few photos of those lovely bumbershoots every week… because well it rains a bit here and well frankly we just can’t resist a nifty umbrella photo.

So, your challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to capture and share with us your best photo that contains an umbrella somewhere in the frame.

Deadline for photos will be February 4th. and chosen “stand-outs” will be published in the Kitsap Sun the following week.

You can upload your photos to our challenge by using the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here” link that is located over there on the right side of the page. Or, you may email your submissions to me: mreid@kitsapsun.com .

There are of course some rules and regulations to these challenges:

1) We ENCOURAGE you to shoot the photo in the time frame that the challenge is issued since the whole point of these challenges are to get people out shooting photos and building on to their photo skills. BUT SINCE IT HAS BEEN WEIRDLY DRY THIS PAST MONTH, PREVIOUSLY SHOT PHOTO WILL BE ALLOWED.

2) Your REAL LIFE NAME must be somewhere on your uploaded photo or on the email you send you photos with.

3) “Out of the box” thinking is always encouraged so get creative!

Here are a plethora of umbrella shots from our archives to get you thinking:

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The rain has returned to the West Sound area as a man walks by the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton . (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Rain Stroked Impressions

The view through a rain soaked windshield causes a painterly effect  as a pedestrian with an umbrella walks along Pacific Avenue in Bremerton, Wash. on Monday, November 19, 2012. (Meegan M. Reid / Kitsap Sun)

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A pedestrian shield themselves with their umbrellas as they walk along Burwell in Bremerton. Strong winds and heavy rains soaked areas of Kitsap with more rain in the forecast later this week.  (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

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L.J. Morris of Silverdale waits in the rain underneath the sail of the submarine USS Parche in downtown Bremerton. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

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Cat Leger of Port Orchard enjoys the art displayed in the windows of the Amy Burnett Gallery in downtown Bremerton on a rainy Tuesday. (LARRY STEAGALL  | KITSAP SUN)

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JoAnne Mercurio of Bremerton gets ready to be eaten by an inflatable monster outside of the Agency Insurance Center on Fifth Street in downtown Bremerton on a rainy Friday. (LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

Snow Ice

With a cat shaped umbrella to guard them from the rain/ snow mix, Jewel Hartley and daughter Leilah, 3, stroll along Sixth Street in Bremerton on Thursday, January 19, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID  / KITSAP SUN)

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A pedestrian walks along Harkins St. in Manette on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

WA Rain Gardening

Dave Hodges tries to keep his wife Pat dry by holding an umbrella over her as she plants parsley in their community garden plot at Blueberry Park in Bremerton on Monday, May 21, 2012. This will be the first year the Hodges have had a garden in the park. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

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Sycamore Tree Preschool students and chaperones walk through Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton as they celebrate the last day of school with a field trip on a rainy Wednesday afternoon. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

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Isabella Guy, 3, holds her umbrella as she and her mother, Kristin, wander through the booths during the opening day of the Bremerton Farmers Market. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

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Bainbridge island High School students Kristen Loechl,, and Emilia Dronkert are surprised when the wind catches Kristen’s umbrella after school on Thursday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

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Port Angeles boys soccer coach Chris Saari stays dry under an umbrella as he watches his team compete against Kingston. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

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Shelli Schultz walks back to work as she holds her patriotic umbrella in downtown Bremerton on Wednesday. It was lightly raining with the sun out at the same time. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)