What to do in a downpour?

Posted February 3rd, 2010 by   |  Photography, Travel  |  Permalink
Rain in Orlando. Nikon D700, 14-24mm f2.8. Taken from my hotel window.

Rain in Orlando. Nikon D700, 14-24mm f2.8. Taken from my hotel window.

I’ve been down in the Orlando area for a few days getting ready to run some workshops for the Nikonians Academy. Unfortunately, the weather has been pretty bad. Actually, let me rephrase that. The weather has been wonderful for capturing images from a hotel room. Torrential downpours, rain, mist, and more rain.

So, rather than not take images at all, I decided to see what I could do from my hotel room while I worked away on a book I’m tech editing for Wiley & Son’s Publishing. One of my photographic mantras is that if you go somewhere to take photos of flowers, and the flowers aren’t happening, then photograph what is happening. In this case, lots and lots of rain.

I set up my Nikon D700 with my 14-24mm f2.8 and started shooting away. I focused the camera on the drops of rain on the window and purposely blurred the trees in the background. A perfect photo to represent a perfect rain storm.



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