Rain Can Change Everything
It rained a good part of Tuesday night in Santa Fe, which is so very unusual, but is so very appreciated, as this year has been marked by a severe drought. I love rain, and when it happens, it’s like a little shot of happiness enters my brain.
When I woke up on Wednesday morning, and it was still raining, I thought, “Rain drops!” As soon as the sun was starting to show itself, I went out with my macro lens. The flowers in my yard are starting to look very sad with the cooler weather, so I headed out to the street. There’s a red leafed tree near me, and as the sun was coming over the mountains, and I knew the effect on a photo would be beautiful.
With so many leaves on a tree, it’s a bit of a challenge to come up with a good composition for a macro photo. And then choosing the right aperture, so what you want is in focus, and what you don’t want isn’t, is another piece of the puzzle that I had to consider. This is one of the photos I came up with.
To most people. rain drops aren’t a reason for celebration, and a photo of them might not mean much. But to my eye, rain drops are unusual, and I wanted to capture their beauty and how they can change everything–a simple photo, adding in some rain, can become something more. I hope some of that comes through in this photo.
Captured with the Nikon 105mm macro lens at f/7.8.
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