Venus with raindrops

This is our entry in nancy merrill photography’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Raindrops.

The blossoms on our Venus dogwood tree continue to expand and whiten.  The large bracts gather raindrops from a passing shower.

This photo was taken on May 9, 2019. Specs are:

Canon SL/2, ISO 100, f/4.0, 1/60 sec, 200 mm

For earlier views of this Venus dogwood tree, see Venus fades to white and Venus against a blue sky.

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

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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