Paris Rain — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rain or Rainbow

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rain or Rainbow.

This photo of the Louvre Pyramids and courtyard was taken in Paris, France, during an evening rain shower.   Even though we had an umbrella and a sleeve for the camera to protect the lens from raindrops, we were so caught up in photographing the beautiful scene that we didn’t notice the raindrops until too late. Even though we caught the same scene after drying the lens, we liked this image even better.  The raindrops caused polygon-shaped flares in the image.

This photo was taken on October 7, 2016.  Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/22, 6.0 sec, 18mm

Lost and Found

We took the first SLR we owned to London in 1984. We had a few of the images we captured printed but believed the original slides to have been lost over time. Today we opened a closet in a spare bedroom and found three of the “lost” images. We took the following photo from the Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch in London using a Minolta SR-T on Kodak color slide film. It brings back so many memories that we may have it printed again.


Falling Water

This photo is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Falling Water.

This photo was taken using a technique similar to one described by Brian Peterson in his book Understanding Exposure.  The resulting image was then processed to taste in Lightroom.

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Falling Water

This photo was taken on May 9, 2017 using a 20 mm extension tube. Other specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/14, 1/60 sec, 146 mm

Raindrops on a Parisian Skylight – 52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 33 – Rain

This is our entry in The Girl That Dreams Awake’s 52 WEEKS PHOTO CHALLENGE:WEEK 33 – RAIN.

This photo was taken through the skylight of a flat we rented in Paris, France.  A pigeon sitting on red bricks on the building roof across the street is enjoying the light rain.

Raindrops on a Parisian Skylight

This photo was taken on September 19, 2016. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 160, f/4.9, 1/200 sec, 18 mm

Warmth & the Quality of Light

Clouds after the rain

Today was warm, in the high 70s, with a blue sky, beautiful white clouds, and lots of sunlight. Driving home in the late afternoon, we saw, ahead of us, a rainbow backed by dark clouds. Until that point, I had been happily photographing the generous mixture of stratus and cumulus clouds that were punctured (visually) by contrails. The sun, descending in the West, highlighted the scene. We drove into a misting rain that lasted until we reached home. From the water standing in our yard, it was clear that there had just been a downpour. But the sun was not finished yet and chose our arrival home as the right time to challenge the dissipating rain clouds.