and then it rained
Last week I specifically asked for rain, and I got what I wanted. Rain.
Overcast skies, a little drizzle now and then with barely enough water to dot the windshield, and then sudden bursts of heavy downpour obscuring everything in sight. There were many kinds of rain that day, but I was missing something important: the main subject. There just aren’t many people around on a rainy day.
And then there was snow.
A last ditch effort, and the only time I got to shoot was late that night on the way home. I knew the day was over because the spotlight was already on the cleaning crew.
I was going through some old photos when all of a sudden I wanted to go shoot the landscape. All month long I have been wishing for rain, and when it came, I was caught with my pants down. If only I knew I’d be getting my wish, I should have wished to be on travel to do nothing but take photos. I’ll be more selective with my wishes from now on.
This was taken in August of 2010. A thousand words are not enough to describe the vivid memories and emotions it stirs in me.
Can you feel the rain?