643 – Here’s That Rainy Day

Thursday was rainy. I took some mediocre images in the morning, while it was still dry, and some more interesting in late afternoon in pouring rain. I don’t have the time to process all of them, but this is one of my favorites. Again I use a more or less out of focus background and a sharp foreground, and this time it is a variation on the concept of “601 – Rainy Day in June“. The lens used is the Sigma 30/1.4, and it took me some attempts to find the ideal aperture of f4. Here we have just enough definition in the background to vaguely recognize people and umbrellas, and enough blur to keep the image timeless and general.

The Song of the Day is “Here’s That Rainy Day“. I have it on “Magic Voices“, a seven CD collection of all records made by the Singers Unlimited. Unfortunately I have no sound samples, but of course YouTube has plenty of other versions.

3 thoughts on “643 – Here’s That Rainy Day”

  1. I’ve enjoyed your photography ever since you started the Fine Art Photoblog. Especially the cityscapes have captivated me as they are something I really should work on.

    I love this for its simplicity yet descriptiveness. The DOF works really well, and I can imagine the amount of trial and error it took to get the right amount.

  2. Great work with the lens and dof!! In the rain is one of my favorite times to photograph and this is a shot I’ve not seen before — really enjoyed stopping here tonight and looking, nice work!!

    Eric Sev.

  3. crazy good idea to use the inside of the umbrella to frame the shot…love the prespective!

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