Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thematic Photographic 80: "Abstract" v.3.0 Abstract by DOF

"April Showers"
Raleigh, NC - April 2009 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

Back in April one photomeme or another presented the prompt "Rain" for the week. I don't know if you realize it or not, but rain in its free-falling state is damned hard to capture unless it's coming down in sheets thick as lead. And even then you could easily mistake it for fog. Being tramsparent and falling at terminal velocity by the time it reaches the ground, it's nearly invisible to the camera. So you have to be a little creative to get the shot for that theme. Usually you have to catch it hitting something, or in this case, after it's hit something (like my windshield). The neat part is that in focusing on the drops on the windshield, the focal plane is so close to the camera that depth of field is almost nonexistent giving any lighting in the background a really nice bokeh.
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snowelf said...

Good morning Mojo,

Since I haven't been over here for a bit, I have to do a summary! My faves are the phantom of the coffee house, the plane, the lighting one, and the fireworks, which kinda looks like popcorn exploding to me. ;)

Have a great holiday and I'll ttys!


lisaschaos said...

I see eggs behind the water drops - hmmm, maybe I'm hungry, lol.

Mama Zen said...

I like that!