Dark & Dreary

I am enjoying my attempts to extend my photography into the night, especially when it is raining.  I took the above pictures looking out our bathroom window late at night.  I never envisioned the results.

I was testing my E-PL5 and 17 mm lens under dark conditions.  The window, screen, and outside foliage were wet and back-lit by a street lamp across the way.  I took the pictures using the program mode at ISO 1600, f/1.8, and 1/8 and 1/25 sec. shutter speeds.  I really didn’t expect the camera to focus but it did very quickly.  In addition, the image stabilization did its job since I was hand-holding the camera and snapped the images quickly.

I really like the results and I am encouraged to keep experimenting with more abstract images in the world of the dark and dreary.

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