April showers photo contest: Week 3
We'll be updating this gallery throughout the month with each day's photo pick. You'll be able to check out all this month's submissions at once!
This month's theme is inspired by the expression "April showers," so we're looking for the best photographs of the showers and storms that you've seen.
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Today's photo of the day was emailed to us by Kathleen Kuschmierz from Quinte West, Ont. She took this picture at the Ontario Water Buffalo Company property in Stirling, Ontario.
"After the sun shower, we saw this full rainbow over the horse enclosure," she said. "Who needs a pot of gold at the end of it when you get a beautiful shot like this?"
We are delighted to share Kathleen's good fortune. The soothing colours of the rainbow cut across an otherwise gloomy sky, creating a real sense of calm after a storm.
Today's pick of the day was uploaded by CBC Community member IsabelleM, who called her photo "with rain drops."
Isabelle, who hails from Norland, Ont., said her photo perfectly captures both ends of the adage that inspired our theme: April showers bring May flowers."
We love the contrast between the flower's red hues and the cool green backdrop. It also looks like the plant's pistils are reaching upward for more invigorating droplets from the sky.
Today's photo comes to us from Steven Godfrey through the CBC News Your Voice Flickr pool.
Steven took this photo, called "an early drop of spring", in Vancouver.
The obscured pop of sunshine juxtaposed next to a massive, crystal clear water droplet make for an interesting image. We were drawn to it immediately.
"Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning"
True to the old adage, a storm fell upon Norland Ontario shortly after CBC community member IsabelleM took that photograph.
April showers are lovely in and of themselves, but the moments right before they happen are sometimes even more beautiful to behold. Nice shot, Isabelle!
Today's photo contest pick comes to us from Clayton Pomeranz who spotted this cool abandoned house while walking with a friend 15 minutes north of Grande Prairie, Alberta.
While it doesn't technically fit the 'April showers' mould, Clayton points out that snow showers are the closest thing to rain this time of year in Grande Prairie!
"I have many pictures but I do believe this one is closest to April's Contest, as it was a snow storm the day before," he writes. "I've been waiting for rain but this is the closest ill get!"
Gorgeous photo, either way.
"Bluebirds are just arriving back in Lillooet for a new year of nesting," writes community member ejmodine.
This photo, taken in Lillooet, BC, makes a fine addition to our April showers photo contest with its charming blue bird and watery background.
Today's photo contest pick comes to the CBC from community member Sumer61.
Sumer writes that the photo was taken in Brantford, Ont. and notes the sun being reflected in a drop of rain water on the rain leaf.
We love the use of both light and colour in this photo. The red leaf hints at fall, but the sun shower drying it so quickly after a storm screams of spring. Nice shot, Sumer!
How to enter
We'll be posting your best shots each day in April. At the end of the month, we'll select five finalists and ask you to vote for your favourite.
The contest winner will receive a prize courtesy of the CBC Shop.
How to enter
Upload your images here or to our CBC Your Voice Flickr pool, tagged with the words "April photo contest," or email them to: email@example.com with "April photo contest" in the subject line.
Please note: Only Canadian residents will be eligible for the final prize.
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