It’s funny how conditioned we are. All the time we hear that a rainy day is “Bad Weather”, but of course this is not entirely true, at least not when you go photographing. In fact, there is a lot to like in rainy days. Well, at least I tell myself so, because it’s predicted to go on that way for the rest of the week 🙂
When walking around under an umbrella, it is convenient to use a physically short, light lens, thus I mounted the Nikon 50/1.8 before leaving work. I like that cheap lens. It is of high quality, sharp as a razor and easily the best value for any photographer.
When shooting in rain, it is always a good idea to consider a polarizer, because it gives you the opportunity to cut out much of the glare, but in this case I wanted to show off the rain, thus a polarizer would have been counterproductive and it would have been much more prone to catch rain drops than the recessed front element of the 50/1.8.
I finally settled with the last image that I shot on my 20 minutes walk around six blocks: the jumble of bicycles, a complication of eight ellipses.
The Song of the Day is “Why So Complicated?” from San Francisco based Jazz pianist and Afro-Cuban band leader Omar Sosa’s 2000 album “Prietos“. I have no lyrics and the sound sample does not prove it, but the only line sung is the title anyway.