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A very wet and cold shock!

A very wet and cold shock!
Parque del Oeste, Madrid.
I was lining up a shot when the sprinklers came on at full force and the twin spurt of the one you can see here, came straight up between my legs and knocked me off my feet! I managed to take the shot you see and held on to my smartphone! But for 20 minutes it looked like I had had an unfortunate accident!
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Philippe, Jenny McIntyre, Rosalyn Hilborne, Diane Putnam and 23 other people have particularly liked this photo

28 comments - The latest ones
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A good thing that the weather is warm !!! an unexpected enhancement to the view, worth getting wet for Andy
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Peter Castell club
Yes, Peter. Maybe it was only 5-10 minutes before it dried. It was approx midday and the temperature was already 35c (The hottest time of the day is between 3 and 5 pm and it got to 39c yesterday (over 100F certainly). It's predicted to get hotter still this week. But at least it's a DRY heat!!
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
Jean club
A lovely park apart from the hidden booby traps. I've managed similar with the garden hose.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
Me too!
7 weeks ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Great story and a laugh out loud Andy, sorry,
Turned out a nice addition to the image though
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
The couple you can just about see through the spray had a good old unsporting guffaw too, Roger!
(I had probably let out a startled 'Gosh' or some such, which alerted them to my predicament!)
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe et belle capture reposante et rafraîchissante.
Bonne Semaine.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Pleased you like it, Malik!
7 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Nevertheless a beautiful capture and worth it! Stay well!

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7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to William Sutherland club
Many thanks, William!!
7 weeks ago.
 Frank J Casella
Frank J Casella
Love the brightness and colors here Andy.
7 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Thanks for the refreshment, Andy ! Good Morning !
7 weeks ago.
neira-Dan club
encore bien fleuri , sans doute grâce à l'arrosage
7 weeks ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
A nice shower, Andy !!! So refreshing when it is so hot !!!
7 weeks ago.
Xata club
LOL ! Fortunately sun and temperature helped to dry it fast...
7 weeks ago.
Annemarie club

stay safe:)have a great time.
7 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Sorry to laugh at your misfortune Andy, but that's hilarious...............but you got the shot and that's what counts :-))
7 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
... only by a nanosecond, Keith!
It always amazes me when there are water shortages most summers, that they still keep the parks looking like English Country gardens in about may!!
7 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you all!
7 weeks ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Hahaha! Oh, you know we're all laughing. It must have been a rude accent to your idyll, but I hope there were not too many people staring at you. At least you got this cool, green shot.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Diane Putnam club
I had to laugh as well (after the initial unprintable expletives!).
As far as embarrassment is concerned, nothing compares with a school trip to Holland aged 11. I must have found something at breakfast that didn't agree with me. We were in Rotterdam and walking along a quayside with shops on one side.
I suddenly had need of a very swift c..p, I saw on the dock side of the road a piece of waste ground. And (oh joy of joys) a telephone directory lying there. And the space was obscured from the road by a huge pantechnicon. So I set about my business in relative relief.
The lorry decided that this was the ideal moment to pull away. I was thus exposed to the whole of Rotterdam's Saturday morning shopping crowd.
Believe me,Diane nothing since has been that embarrassing!
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Yep, that would serve as permanent desensitization to embarrassment, Andy.
7 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Oh my goodness! That was a shock! I hope you are recovered!!?
That makes me even more impressed with this shot!!
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
See my reply to Diane, Rosa!!
7 weeks ago.
Schussentäler club
a beautiful garden
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Schussentäler club
Thank you Reinhard!
7 weeks ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh you have given me a wonderful image to think about here Andy!!! At least the embarrasing wet patch didn't go unpunished - the photo is fantastic.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
A lucky shot! A nanosecond between the shot and nothing at all except soggy trousers and ruined pride!!!
6 weeks ago.

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