“The earth, saith the poet, doth often long after the rain. So is the glorious sky often as desirous to fall upon the earth, which argues a mutual kind of love between them.” — Marcus Aurelius
Ok So it wasn’t raining and I sure as heck wasn’t singing, you’re welcome. But I was playing in the water in a sense. One of the sites I frequent is GURU SHOTS. It is a photography competition website. One of the challenges was photos of water splashes and droplets. Now I have never done any photography like this so for my first time running I am pretty happy with how the pictures turned out.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It was fun playing in the shower and the only additional equipment I needed was a $3 piece of black poster board. That is what it took for these droplets crossing the screen.
“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.”
― Vladimir Nabokov
I also played in the sink letting the water slowly drip in my whiskey tasting glass. Catching water in action you would be surprised how many breaks in the stream there are. What looks like a steady stream is far from it. (Don’t cross the streams!!) That will be a little 80s flashback for some of you.
Then I actually did play in the rain. I went out with my jacket over the camera on a tripod and tried to catch splashes in the birdbath outside my house. Let me tell you it is a bit difficult to protect a camera with your coat, stay hunched over a tripod, get focused, and shoot. All this while making sure not to let the camera or lens get rained on and not letting the jacket or parts of it fall into the shot. My back was a little sore after this one.
All in all I did have fun though practicing and playing with a different type of photography than I’m used to. That’s what its all about isn’t it? Weather it be playing in the rain, singing in the shower, or trying something different. As long as you’re having fun with it you’re probably doing it right.