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Can’t even pretend anymore…I am so tired of rain! Today was one of the worst weather days, and since we’ve only had 3 days of appreciable sun in the last 3 weeks, that is saying a lot. The temperature didn’t get above 60 degrees, it felt like nightfall all day long and, at times, I couldn’t see across the street due to the torrential downpour.

When the rain relented, I made my way outside. To be honest, finding anything worthy in the landscape to photograph was more than a challenge! So, it was back to the hostas for a textural shot. I knew their leaves could hold up to the torture Mother Nature was putting forth and were probably my only hope.

"Drop Tension" (Hosta, 'Sum & Substance') Nikon D300, 70mm, F/5.6, 1/320s, -0.3EV, SB800 w/Gary Fong Lightsphere Cloud, -1.0EV

"Drop Tension" (Hosta, 'Sum & Substance') Nikon D300, 70mm, F/5.6, 1/320s, -0.3EV, ISO 400, SB800 w/Gary Fong Lightsphere Cloud, -1.0EV

Ambient light was terrible so fill-flash was a must to bring out the details of both the water droplets and the deep grooves. Small depth of field focusses attention right along the sharp diagonal where that brightest drop is sure to end up.

Keeping my fingers crossed that we get some needed summer sunshine tomorrow!

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3 Comments

  1. Awesome picture! =D

    Good luck with your site, happy blogging!

  2. Reading this part of your blog is bringing back all the memories of how soggy last spring/early summer was! I feel like it didn’t get really nice until August. My veggie garden really suffered from it.

    • Yeah, last spring certainly was wet! I recall thinking ‘why’d I start this project???’ many times over those soggy days that would not end! Ugh, and the garden, well, pitiful harvest indeed! 🙂


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