Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rainy Day Abstracts

Some believe that photographing in the rain is not a good or fun thing to do. However, if your a lover of the abstract, such as I, then there is no better producer of natural abstracts waiting to be photographed then in a good down pour.

The trick to seeing the world in an abstract way is learning to see the forest through the trees. This works great for those of us who are a little short sighted, so to speak. The next time you are out in your vehicle and the skies above let loose with a heavy weep, pull your car over, turn off the wipers and watch the show being presented right on the windshield. The trick is to look at the windshield and not through it. Try squinting your eyes if you are having a hard time seeing anything other than rain drops. It takes a little practice but once you get the hang of it, it can be a rewarding experience.

Finally, in my book there is nothing better than an abstract photograph that can be made right there at the camera's lens.

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Shopping in the Rain

Crossing Little Creek
Danger Stop
Driving Storm
Running Lights
Stuffed Toys

Thanks for looking ~TomC~



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