I was planning to shoot silhouettes in the sun today… Instead, we have had a rainy day and a lightning storm right this very moment… it’s ok, after the rain comes the sun…
Wonderful, dreamy rain shots.
I’m glad you like them… the left one is very dreamy indeed, so peaceful after the rain…
Whatever the time, you make wonderful pictures ! 🙂
Phil, so nice to hear it from you 🙂 I just love rain and the mood it brings…
Great images, paired together! The soft focus makes me think of dreams. Cheers =)
I also think they really work together fine…
it’s nice they make you think of dreams…
keep dreaming 🙂
Lovely rain drops!
thank you so much for taking a look, Graham!!
A lovely week for you too Alexandra, and your kids! 🙂
thank you so much, Mario ♥
Gorgeous rain shots
thank you, Bernie!! rain is always gorgeous…
Love the color/monochrome juxtaposition!
am happy you like the color vs. bw here… I find it interesting when they are mixed up like that in a diptych…
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
Lovely photos, Alex. I hope the sun is shining for you now.
such a sweet song, Lignum, thank you so much for the smile you always put on my face 🙂
though my personal soundtrack right now is rather: “Why does it always rain on me…”
Wonderful !! ❤ ❤ ❤
thank you so much ♥
Really nice shots Alex… have a warm and sweet week ! 😉
you too, Céline 🙂
J’aime bien le B&W avec de jolis cercles concentriques.
oh, thank you, Thierry!! it took me a while to get those circles captured, before I remember to use the high speed continuous mode… and even after that I have only a couple of shots with such circles and raindrops… glad you like the bw!!
Great use of shallow DOF in the pic. on the left! The converging bokeh of the blurred drops and the blurred flopped-over part of the leaf are awesome, in addition to the in-focus drops. Using a polarizer may have helped cut off some of the reflection off the leaf’s surface, though it would’ve taken you down a stop or so, annoying in already-low light.
The second pic. is fantastic too, especially so in B&W. Great timing with the splash! The pic. has quite an abstract feel to it – all shapes and shadows (you got your silhouette ‘fix’ even on a rainy day, at least partially with those shadows!) and blur! Stylish images, both!
I should add that you found lighting for the ripple-and-splash pic. very creatively…
so good to read your comment, Kishore!! and it is such a valuable comment as usual… cuz I’ve never even thought about the reflections on the plant before I read you… thank you soooo much for bringing it up ♥ I need to read more on polarizer fiters… and actually on any filters and maybe even get one and experiment.. thank you!!!
The type of lens that you employed for this shot – the f/1.8 portrait lens, I’m presuming – may be a diameter for which to have a ‘native’ filter isn’t common. Other filters could be bigger than the lens but can simply be handheld in front of it. A circular polarizer, however, has to fit on the lens and rotate with it.
Like you, I love the wide apertures and selective focus is so much fun anyway… who cares about polarizers! 🙂
thank you 🙂
Looking at your awesome pictures I admit, rain is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
thank you kindly!!
Such beautiful captures Alex!
thank you, Uday !!
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