Consumer's World: Umbrellas

Challenge #1 in the The Revolver series. Hosted by Digital Alfredo, The Bacon Wagoneer.
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When was the last time you bought a 'good' umbrella? One that could withstand the wind, shield you from rain at various angles, and you didn't feel silly for carrying around? Considering the rainy weather in various global locales this time of year, I've selected umbrellas for the inaugural challenge of this series.
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Wet history lesson
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Reading placards about the dam's chief engineer's demise just 12 days before the ribbon cutting ceremony at Hetch Hetchy dam in Yosemite National Park.
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Submitted: Sunday, 29th May, 2011 16:55 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 24th October, 2010
Focal length: 90 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F5.5
ISO: 400
Notes: Raining so not much time to compose.
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