My favorite photo of the month was created from an idea I saw while doing errands near the Greensburg post office one rainy day a few weeks earlier. Ever since, each moderately rainy day made me want to ace this idea which required one specific parking spot, enough rain, and a colorful umbrella. Some days, the parking spot was occupied; other days, there were no colorful umbrellas in sight. Taking part in the waiting game of photojournalism truly makes me appreciate others' work more. Oftentimes readers, including myself, glance too fast at images in the paper or on Twitter without realizing the patience, vision and alignment needed to achieve a piece of art. Since many of my assignments (especially sports) are read and react situations in shooting, exercising my patience over three hours, like with my umbrella photo, is a humbling experience for me.