Umbrellas are beautiful objects, multi-colored half-globes that shield us from rainfall and shade us from scorching sunlight. Their tent-like domes have an organic look to them. When seen from above all gathered together, they give an appearance of a field of mushrooms. When seen from below they become translucent, like the skin of jellyfish. They are as light as parachutes, and when carried they appear weightless, as if they are not being held but rather floating on their own. In reality, umbrellas can be quite solid and heavy, but their delicate appearances play a visual trick on our eyes.

These photos frame umbrellas in various contexts, highlighting their weightless beauty. To share your own pictures of umbrellas, tag them with #umbrella.

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