IN THE FIELD: Rain and Tulips


It’s been raining off and on for the last several days…and will be for the rest of the week.  I figure that’s no reason to put the camera away just because its a little damp outside.

There are several reasons I like to play with the camera on rainy days and in inclement weather. The light is more even with no contrasty shadows. And there is usually no one else around except for other dedicated or what some folks would call crazy photographers.

Ok I’ll admit it wasn’t actually “raining” when I took this shot. It was kind of what I call “Maine rain.”  Maine rain is in between a soaking rain and heavy fog. The fog/mist is heavy enough to get everything that is not covered…good and wet.

If you are going to be out in this kind of rain, it’s a good idea to use some kind of protection for your camera and lens. I could be something as simple as a plastic bag you get at the produce section of the grocery store. Or something made specifically for cameras. I like to use a rain sleeve from OP/TECH USA. Super inexpensive and they work.

  1. May 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I have to look into those rain sleeves. And I will be happy when it stays warm and dry for longer than a couple of days at a time.

  2. May 3, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    They really work well and the price is around 8 bucks for 2. You can’t go wrong. They cover the lens and body in a plastic bag that has a draw cord at the lens end, and an open end to put your hand in. There is even a hole provided for the eyepiece so you are not looking through a plastic bag. Warm weather will be nice!

  3. May 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Lovely picture. Allen

  4. May 8, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Beautiful, David!

    • May 9, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Thanks John! Looky the sun is shining!!!

  5. LB
    May 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Good comments about photography on rainy days. The droplets that are left on flowers, and everything else, make for wonderful photographs

    • May 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Thanks LB…the few bucks spent as a precaution are worth it. I love playing in inclement weather!

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