We had a hard rain. Apparently the outside drains were blocked so the water from the roof had nowhere to go but onto our covered porch on one side and onto the patio on the other side of our sunroom and then under the door into the Villa. You can see hail in the first picture and the water coming back up out of the drain in the fourth picture.
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I had to check both stores for Turkey Hill products and then place an order this morning. Since I had to go out in the rain I took these two pictures through the windshield while parked. Actually I wish it was colder and it was snow. Since it is only going to rain, I probably won’t be getting anymore pictures for a while.
I was walking yesterday before the rain started with the E-PL5 and the 20 mm lens in my pocket when I noticed these reflections.
Later after the rain started I took the following from the comfort of our rear porch using the K-3 with the 18 – 135 mm lens zoomed out to 135 mm. The shutter speed was 1/200 sec. but if you look carefully you can still see the rain coming down.
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.