I took this through my window yesterday morning. I don’t like cold, wet, windy, rainy days, but I do like pictures like this. I realize that I am probably in the minority but I am attracted to images like this for some unknown reason. Maybe the reason is that pictures like this don’t drag my thoughts in a particular direction. It encourages me to daydream about whatever. It also has the requisite black and subtle colors that I like.
Another thing that the picture did was to remind me that it is time to get the Pentax K-3 and WR lenses back out. I used it for this picture. I have mostly left the K-3 in the drawer while I learned how to best use the Ricoh GR. No single camera will do everything so it is nice to have multiple cameras. The K-3 and my lenses, in addition to being weather resistant, have that Pentax fine-focus capability that enables me to hand focus the image if I don’t like the way the camera focused. I used that function on this picture to pull the focus back away from the distant scene moving it closer to a focus on the rain drops on the window. I like to use that function sometimes to pull everything slightly out of focus to create a dreamy image.