This week at Digital Photo School, the assignment is "Weather".
In New England, we often have big weather - and we think about weather, talk about weather, and watch forecasts more than people with more predictable weather.
But this assignment arrived during a time of gorgeous weather. The entire forecast has been sunny in the 70's (the 20's C). Perfect fall crispness.
We did have a stormy and rainy Saturday, so I ventured out to take some pictures of rain.
Thoughts about photography in the rain:
The drops hanging on the overhang of our porch looked really pretty in the subdued light, but it was hard for me to capture.
Plus, afterward when I was cropping this picture, I noticed a bunch of black gunky stuff on the white wood of the porch....but it isn't raining any more so I can't go re-shoot.
The nice blurred background in this case wasn't on purpose - but I do like it. I guess the rain between the porch and the trees did its own blurring.
This picture was challenging as well. I shot this picture of the flowers through rain pouring off our roof. The light streaks in this picture are rain.
I'm not crazy about either of these rain pictures....I definitely need more practice.
When I started blogging, I had trouble photographing everything.
Now, when it's something that doesn't move, that's smaller than me, and that's in my house, I can usually take a picture that communicates what I want it to.
When there are moving parts and elements that I really have no control over (weather, Bailey, people at the beach, etc to infinity), I'm at the very edge of what I'm capable of right now. I can sometimes take a shot that I just love and other times I look at all my pictures and don't love any of them. This week's assignment leaves me with nothing that I love.
One thing that's really nice about photography is that you can create hundreds of pictures in a single day without too much trouble.
Now we're blessed with more perfect late summer New England weather.
Notice that I'm not conceding to fall quite yet!
Peace and other things..........
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