Sep 162008

Today I have seen images of hurricane Ike on The Big Picture. No, I won’t complain about the weather. There’s worse than what rain we have. It rains at the moment, but it is supposed to stop in the night or at least tomorrow.

I still use the 50/1.8, I still photograph from under the umbrella, and when everything else fails, I can always play the old color game. A blue car, a yellow/orange shop, that’s it for today.

The Song of the Day is “It’s In The Rain” from Enya’s 2005 album “Amarantine“. See the video on YouTube.

  8 Responses to “704 – It’s In The Rain”

  1. Andreas:

    This is one of the finest images I have seen to date. I do have a special love of abstract. I like how the contrasting colours play of each other and the different patterns in the orange, somewhat downward and the horizontal in the blue. Great capture


  2. Agreeing with Niels. An old trick, that never fails. 🙂

  3. Thanks. Actually I like it as well. It puts some color into a rainy day. By now it has stopped raining, just as predicted, but it is awfully cold. 8 centigrades this morning, that’s down by 20 from Thursday afternoon when all Vienna was swimming 🙂

  4. That was a great link to the pictures of Ike. I also really like your picture for the day. I’ve become something of a DoF fanatic lately.

    Now I just need a lens that can do this for me…

  5. Well, actually this was done with a $120 lens, the Nikon 50/1.8D. The secret is only to shoot wide open (f1.8 here) and focus very near, here approximately the nearest focus distance, something about 40cm. Then you only need a bright, colored background that’s far away.

    I stood in front of a car, focused at the door frame on my side and shot straight over the blue car onto a shop on the other side of the street. No magic.

  6. We also love it, rain and color one of my favorites

  7. May I chime in? That’s a really gorgeous abstract! Ted can certainly use it as an argument when he’s discussing the role of color in modern photography next time 😉

  8. Well, this is certainly an effective use of color contrasts. I really like it.

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