Rainy Day Photography – Always Something to Shoot

Winter is the time of year when many mammals like the “woolly photographer” hibernate. These cautious animals rarely leave their den during the cold, damp days of winter although they can often be found at or near the various watering holes in the area. This is especially true of rainy Sunday afternoons here in North America.

Yet, every once in a while you’ll find one of these creatures wandering the countryside in search of prey, in this case a subject to photograph. Once the “woolly photographer” scents his prey, the chase is on and these less than graceful creatures can be seen lugging Gitzo tripods on their shoulders and running stumbling through the urban savanna with one thought on their minds; “f/5.6 or f/8 ???”. Its truly an awesome sight to behold.

However, many of the lesser known “woolly photographers” are late to the chase and end up living off the remaining scraps of little known subjects such as this. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, even in the land of the “woolly photographer” its survival of the fittest.

Walking Bridge

Walking Bridge After the Storm
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shots taken with a Canon 40D tripod mounted and set on aperture priority (Av), using an EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. The three exposure bracketed set was taken at 22mm, f/8 at ISO 100 on Sandisk digital film. All post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Photomatix Pro. Click on the image above for a larger version.

5 thoughts on “Rainy Day Photography – Always Something to Shoot

  1. I think it is walking “bridge” not “bride,” but nevertheless a moody and interesting shot. Nice use of vignetting to draw the eye down the bridge!

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