Friday, May 20, 2011

Walking To Work in the Rain

Walking To Work in the Rain by Iguanasan
Walking To Work in the Rain, a photo by Iguanasan on Flickr.

Rain, rain, go away! After a literal month of rain with very little sun (maybe 2 days) it's getting hard to stay motivated to do anything let alone photography.

I think, however, that photography in the rain can be wonderful even though it's difficult to embrace. Yes, it's true that lighting is difficult with the heavy cloud cover and yes it's true that you have to be careful not to get your gear wet but it's also true that you can get some wonderful shots.

Even though it's a grey and foggy day you can see that the blue coat, green grass, and yellow forsythia really stand out and give this image a bit of colour. You have to look a little harder but the shots are there you just have to be open for them and not walk with your head down.

I have a number of shots of the flowers in the Public Gardens (behind the fence on the left) too and while they are not spread open and brightly lit by the sun, they do have a muted, drippy goodness about them which makes them very interesting subjects. Just remember your tripod!

So, just because it's raining doesn't mean you can't go shooting. Put on the rain gear and protect your equipment and head out for some interesting and wet shots.