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The rain is insane

it hurts my brain

“Aquaman” (Raindrops on Glass) Nikon D300, 200mm, F/13, 1/80s, +0.3EV, ISO 640, Built-in Rear Curtain Flash, -2.0EV, Color Efex Pro Bi-color Gradient Filter

I could complain

but it would be in vain.

Sigh. ūüė¶

 

 

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I’ve gotten into the habit of taking a camera¬†with me, even on a simple¬†errand to the grocery store. While sitting in¬†my Jeep in the driveway afterwards, bracing myself for the onslaught of wind and driving rain¬†I would once again be stepping out into, I snapped a few photos of the raindrops dancing on my windshield. (I was also listening to one of my favorite songs on the radio). ūüôā¬†

“Nuclear Rain” (Raindrops on Windshield) Nikon D300, 200mm, F/13, 1/20s, -1.0EV, ISO 640, Built-in Rear Curtain Flash, -2.0EV

Since I was just playing around, I seriously doubted I was capturing anything noteworthy and, truth be told, completely forgot about them until looking through the memory card this morning.

The curvature of the glass seems to give the drops a 3D effect, more so than if they were on a standard flat window pane. The background plays a nice role here as well Рthe red color is the hood of my Jeep and the vertical stripes are from slats in the fence beyond. 

Just goes to show you that sometimes¬†photographing the (seemingly) ordinary can yield surprising results! ūüôā

"Sweet Julia" (Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon') Nikon D300, 70mm, F/10, 1/30s, -1.0EV, ISO 250

"Sweet Julia" (Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon') Nikon D300, 70mm, F/10, 1/30s, -1.0EV, ISO 250

So, it seems we are back to the days of rain. Sigh.

Luckily, there was a reprieve late in the day (the sun even showed itself, albeit brielfy) which allowed me to head outside, camera in hand.

The very first thing to catch¬†my eye were the¬†flowers of¬†my neighbor’s¬†clematis, which climb a trellis attached to the¬†4′ high wood fence that divides our properties. Both of us love clematis vines and many years ago, we decided to put up trellises along the fence and plant different varieties on either side.

This way, we both get to enjoy the blooms! ūüôā

Mother Nature is certainly trying our resolve!

Despite hanging upsidedown and covered in raindrops, the peony does not disappoint.

“Sugarplum Fairy” (Herbaceous Peony ‘Double Pink’) Nikon D300, 200-400mm, 280mm, F/14, 1/40s, -1.0EV, ISO 640

The light was striking this sprinkled bloom just right. Add in the curled leaves, the gracefully bowed stem and those red-edged sepals, and WOW! she is truly a beauty!

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