Thursday, January 22, 2009


It's been raining here today, and I love how everything looks fresh and clean after rain.
This photo was my lame attempt at trying to get some cool pictures of the rain drops in the puddle. I took many other pictures of my rain gutter with the rain gushing out and another of a leaf in the grass at the bottom of the gutter. They all looked just ok to me but this was my favorite. I love the reflection of the mail box in the puddle.
I have a question for all you photographers out there, I tried to speed up my shutter speed but when I got it to a certain speed the pictures would over expose. Why is that? I would have loved to try and get a shot of the rain actually falling in to the puddle but it just wouldn't turn out!!! I've said it before, I'm so new to my SLR I'm still trying to figure stuff out. Any suggestions?
The settings on my camera were F4.5, Mode: shutter; speed 1/320, ISO:200


Katy said...

That's really pretty, I love the mailbox in the reflection.. how cool to do this!

Kritta22 said...

That is totally cool. I love the circles from the drops. Nice work!

I have no idea how to do that but would love to learn!

Malissa said...

What a fun idea. I love the mailbox reflextion with the drop of rain in it. Very creative!

Mindy said...

I love the concentric circles! Cool idea... that would be hard to capture.

I think I know the answer to your question, but I might explain it wrong. When you speed up your shutter less light is let in, so your aperture needs to be wider to compensate. Your lens may not have a small enough aperture number to compensate for that fast of a shutter speed (especially in low rainy light). You could try increasing the ISO... but I don't know what else you could do, except get a different lens.