The Weather

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Dogger, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Dogger macrumors member

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    the weather has been god awful here for weeks, with the early nights, torrential rain and howling winds I have had no chance to exercise my new D80 :( , suggestions for these periods of shutter withdrawal ?
     
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  3. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    Shooting in the rain can be fun!! No joke. I have had success shooting slow film with long shutter speeds to catch lightning bolts and such. Shoot under awnings, roofs, your car hatchback lid etc. A good tripod and some other simple stuff is all you need. I have spent many an afternoon and evening shooting college, and high school football in the rain with trashbags, ponchos, and umbrellas. Wouldn't recommend that. Rain also provides nice reflection opportunities. Your car windshield offers a lot of potential for interesting reflections in rain drops. Just don't drive while shooting! Puddles are also great fun. Coffee shop windows or other large public places offer nice chances to shoot others battling the elements. Still life has been mentioned. There really is no end to the potential of rainy day photos. Go nuts!!
     
  4. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I take pictures from the truck window downwind, got this during Hurricane
    Wilma last October...[​IMG][​IMG]no, I did not paddle out until later that day!
     
  5. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Haha. 2lmc spool had a rant about flower macros on Flickr. Type 'flower macro' in and see how results you get. Last time I checked it was about 186,000 - still no where near enough clearly! :p
     
  6. Dogger thread starter macrumors member

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    I really need to be careful what I ask for next time! lol


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  7. VictorM Guest

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    This is great! where do you live? I would love snow like this, instead we are having some "heat wave" in Toronto right now :(
     
  8. Dogger thread starter macrumors member

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    Vancouver BC. unbelievable for this time of year. usually we just get tons of rain, well we did but we got this as well :D
    Hopefully when it stops I can get out and have some fun.
     
  9. Sammis89 macrumors regular

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    I took this this summer, in southern michigan, about forty minutes from Kalamazoo. All of a sudden there was this torrential downpour, literally seconds after i took this pic. Although i guess it really doesnt show the weather, it shows how wild things can look before the weather actually gets wild itself.


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    Although it looks like its edited, it isn't.

    Taken with a 35mm Minolta XG7
     
  10. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Great how you captured the scene without clipping the highlights! I'll have to drive ten hours north to see any snow this winter...:p
     
  11. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Run with it! More often than not, photography is a reaction to what you're presented. React!
     
  12. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    I've got a waterproof camera for rainy days. In rainy Van. having one around is probably not a bad idea.
    The one I have is the Pentax W10. At wide-angle the results are pretty good. Maybe the newer W20 is better at the tele setting. It's dust-proof too, so that using it at the beach isn't scary.
     

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