Aug 28, 2011

Rainy Days

Rainy days create special opportunities for all kind of photography including macro photography. I love to get out into the field after an overnight rainstorm passed through the area or has just tapered off. I frequently visit the Minot rose garden in Brookline or the Boston Arnold Arboretum. The overcast sky provides us with balanced light and is ideal for macro photography of rain soaked and raindrop filled photographic objects such as flowers and leaves. I find droplets add substantially to an image and add the extra spark that keeps a viewer glued to it. I usually use a polarizing filter to eliminate any distracting glare and unwanted reflections. In addition it saturates the colors beautifully and makes them pop. A tripod will provide stability and combined with the camera self timer will optimize image quality and sharpness.

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