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Tell It To The Rain

12 Nov 2014 12:52PM   Views : 702 Unique : 558

I looked out of the window and noticed it was raining, so the perfect moment to nip out for some photography. We now have weatherproof cameras and lenses, so there's no excuse to hide indoors when the weather is bad! It didn't last long, so the garden was as far as I got, armed with the waterproof/crushproof/coldproof/adventureproof Pentax WG-3. These are also childproof by the way, and I routinely let the kids use them.

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First stop was to see how my Pentax MG experiment was doing in the rain. Water always adds a gloss and increases the vitality of the colours.

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It struck me that few people will have seen the actual location of this long term experiment, so here's a shot of its home for the past three years. It's going to take quite a while longer yet....

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Blue is such a fantastic colour with digital cameras. Here a child's plastic chair forms the backdrop and we end up with a winter abstract.

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Another few leaves submerged under a puddle of water. The sharpness is destroyed by the cloudiness of the water, but I still liked the shapes.

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Green, rich, wonderful green. Green is cool....

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And finally, hidden among the branches of a tree is an impaled leaf. Ouch. Then I noticed the single drop of water and the shot became a must.

So, we can tell the rain that photography has been freed from its tyranny. It didn't last very long today, but I'm looking forward to my next idea of fungus hunting in the rain. Smile

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