It's Raining

By Gina
@Gina145 (3974)
Johannesburg, South Africa
September 18, 2016 7:56am CST
Normally that wouldn't be newsworthy, but as we head into our second summer of drought conditions and fairly harsh water restrictions, it's definitely something to celebrate. I hope this isn't a one off event but is a sign of better things to come. The animation is one I created when rain was more frequent here. I haven't tried uploading gif files here before, so I hope it works.
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@JudyEv (137038)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Sep 16
I am very much in awe of your wonderful animation. How cool is that?
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
Thanks @JudyEv . I really need to try to do some more.
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@JudyEv (137038)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Sep 16
@Gina145 I'm very impressed. :)
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@thelme55 (15152)
• Germany
18 Sep 16
We need rain here where I am and I hope it will come soon. That's a beautiful photo. I wonder how you make this gif photo. It reminded me of our water pump in the Philippines.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
@thelme55 I hope you get some rain too. I'm afraid what we're getting isn't enough, but I suppose anything is better than nothing. The gif was made using 3 photos. I can't remember exactly how I did it because I haven't used that program since I got my current computer over 2 years ago. I really should reinstall the program and try again.
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@thelme55 (15152)
• Germany
19 Sep 16
@Gina145 thanks. Maybe you could write about how to do it and please send the link to me.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Sep 16
@thelme55 I wish I could do that. It's a few years since I made this gif and I don't remember exactly what I did. And the program I used wasn't free. I can't even think of the name right now.
@responsiveme (16874)
• India
18 Sep 16
That image is the first animated pic I 've seen that someone has posted:) We are nearing the end of our rainy season. Rain is very welcome when it holds itself back
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
@responsiveme I don't like excess rain either, but we really need a lot to fill the dams. It's just the beginning of our rainy season so I hope this summer will be wetter than the last one was.
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@allen0187 (34151)
• Philippines
19 Sep 16
The gif file is working. Nice work! It is typhoon season here in the Philippines so we are expecting 2-4 typhoons every month until the end of the year.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Sep 16
Thanks @allen0187 . That doesn't sound very pleasant. I don't think I've ever experienced a typhoon.
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@allen0187 (34151)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
@Gina145 typhoons bring a lot of rain and problems to everyone!
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Sep 16
@allen0187 Unfortunately there seems to be weather that causes problems in most places. I'm sure that we've done a lot of it to ourselves by careless living too.
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• Eugene, Oregon
18 Sep 16
It works very well! We had a little much needed rain overnight (since I had my car washed) and I am hoping for more.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic Isn't it always when the car has just been washed? I hope you get the rain you need.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Sep 16
@Gina145 We did end up getting a fair amount over a couple of days. 60 miles north of here, where my wife was at a conference, there was a lot of rain with unusual lightning and thunder.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic I'm glad you got a fair amount. We didn't get anywhere near enough. Lightning and thunder are usually common around here and can do quite a lot of damage, but we haven't had any worthy of mention yet this spring.
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@hereandthere (33020)
• Philippines
18 Sep 16
another mylotter asylum/koalemos also uses gifs, but this one is so realistic.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
@hereandthere I haven't noticed those but I'll look out for them. This one is realistic because it's created from 3 photos.
• Philippines
18 Sep 16
@Gina145 ah, so that's how it's done. several pictures alternating.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
@hereandthere Yes, it's really that simple. You just need the right program to put them together properly.
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@LadyDuck (182458)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 16
Your gif file works very well, congratulations, very well done. It's raining here too, but we had enough rain this year.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
Thanks @LadyDuck . I wish you could send some of your rain to the farmers across South Africa who are having a really hard time.
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@LadyDuck (182458)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 16
@Gina145 I surely would like to be able to do this.
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@shubhu3 (21421)
• New Delhi, India
18 Sep 16
It looks amazing.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
Thanks @shubhu3 .
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@shubhu3 (21421)
• New Delhi, India
18 Sep 16
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@Fishmomma (11443)
• United States
25 Jan 17
We had drought conditions also. Now we have had a lot of rain and maybe more is coming again. The rain was needed, as this area was on water restrictions.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Jan 17
This summer has been wetter than the last one was but the dams still aren't as full they should be, so we've still got water restrictions. I'm glad it's better where you live @Fishmomma .
@Ceerios (4752)
• Goodfellow, Texas
27 Sep 16
@Gina145 - Ms Gina - Very nice upload. Gif animations can be lots of fun to see and to arrange, too. -Gus-
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep 16
@Ceerios Thanks Gus. I think it's time I had another go at making them. I just need to find the software I used to make this one because I've never installed it onto my current computer.
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@XinfulThotz (4184)
• Singapore, Singapore
18 Sep 16
nice gif
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
Thanks @XinfulThotz .
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
18 Sep 16
Wonderful job on that animation! Yes, I do hope more rain is coming to your area!
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
Thanks @Corbin5 . It seems there's little to no chance of more where I live over the next ten days, but hopefully the farmers will get some.
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@1hopefulman (33664)
• Canada
18 Sep 16
The gif works fine and pleasant to look at. Glad you are getting some much needed rain.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Sep 16
Thanks @1hopefulman . We really need a lot more.
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@Inlemay (17141)
• South Africa
30 Sep 16
we desperately need some rain in our area - the rivers and dams are empty and restrictions are happening