Last December, when the Bay Area had one of its rare rainy days,
Cielo de la Paz took her kids
out to play. She’s an avid photographer, “willing to wake up at
five in the morning and hike 10 miles to get that shot of the
sunrise,” and when she saw the reflection of her red umbrella on
the wet concrete, she knew she had a good one.
“It took a few shots,” she said, “this was the last one I took, I
was finally happy with how the wind arranged the leaves for me.”
She edited the shot with Filterstorm Neue, uploaded the picture to
Flickr (she was taking part in the photo365 challenge), where
Apple found it.
Then, they put it on a billboard.