Photo Challenges:
August 2013

"A Rainy Day"

As I write this, it's pouring with a very heavy rain outside. We've had quite a lot of rain here in Toronto so far this summer! Too often, we think that when it's raining, we have to put our cameras away. Not so! The rain can present many photographic opportunities. Overcast skies reduce contrast during the middle of the day. Rain creates puddles that reflect. Raindrops produce an interesting texture when photographing through a window. The only limit is your imagination! Let's see what you can do.

Just remember to keep your camera dry :-). (You may want to check out my video on a DIY project to use a shower cap for camera protection).

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It's Raining, it's Pouring...


rainy day photography
© Julie Waterhouse
Through the car windshield


rainy day photography
© Julie Waterhouse
Another one through the car windshield (it's fun!)


rainy day photography
© Julie Waterhouse
Through the windshield at night...


rainy day photography
© Julie Waterhouse
The rain makes the roads very reflective.


rainy day photography
© Julie Waterhouse
More reflections from a wet parking lot at dusk.


rainy day photography
© Julie Waterhouse
Splash from the leaking eavestrough onto my porch railing.


"Rainy Day" Contest Entries

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Photo Challenge Entries August 2013 
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