“Tut, Tut, looks like rain”
― A.A. Milne

Many people avoid rainy days when going out to photograph.  However, I found myself very excited to see a rainy day forecasted in April on a day that I planned to photograph

tulips.  As soon as I saw the forecast, I envisioned a couple of things I wanted to capture of the tulips in the rain.

Luckily, I packed in my camera bag, Kevin Adams’ Digital After Dark RainBreak.  This is a wonderful system that Kevin developed that attaches an umbrella to your tripod.  I found this to be incredibly helpful as it allowed me to work with my camera without struggling to hold an umbrella over my head.

Staying Dry

The rain did not disappoint and came down most of the time during my three hours photographing.

One of the things I  wanted to capture was the colors of the tulips reflected in the pavement.

Tulip Reflections

Tulips and Trees

Adjusting my shutter speed according to the amount of rain that was falling was one of the challenges I faced while photographing that day.  Additionally, cars driving past would completely change the scene.

In my camera bag, I was happy to have a macro lens that I had not used in quite some time.  This lens had recently been sent off for repairs.  Once I started shooting with it, it felt like being reacquainted with an old friend.

Rising Above

Beyond the Lattice

In One Drop

Dancing in the Rain

I was absolutely thrilled when I got home and looked at what I captured in the rain.  I felt the images were so much better than they would have been if I had not been in the rain.

I was thankful I was able to witness these gorgeous spring flowers dancing in the rain!

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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    These are wonderful. I especially love “Tulips and Trees”! It is such a cool picture.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, kindly, Debbie!

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    Absolutely beautiful! Love the “in one drop” shot!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Mary!

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    Beautiful in the rain. Cool gear to allow you to protect the camera.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Cathy!

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    Gorgeous! Love the “rising above” shot. Great use of depth of field!!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, so much!

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