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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). 🙂 

“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 – the 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! 🙂

“Lexie” (Barn Tabby Cat Behind Clear Corrugated Lexan) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/8, 1/500s, ISO 400

Out doing errands today (typical Saturday), we stopped by Richardson’s Ice Cream (the local dairy farm) thinking the cows and antique farm equipment might yield some interesting photo opportunities.

After about 45 minutes of feeling no inspiration whatsoever, I caught a glimpse of a cat staring out at us from behind the corrugated plastic windows of the cow barn and instantly, I am off and running, knowing, THIS is the shot I came for! 🙂 

Alot of my photos just work out that way for me and I love the thrill and total surprise of it all.  

Happy Tracy is back. 🙂

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