Waking up to the pitter patter of rain drops on the roof usually make me snuggle deeper under my covers and snooze longer. Then there are those days that I jump at the chance to take some photos after the rain…especially at the beginning of spring when bare branches begin to give way to budding leaves. The smell of rain still lingers as I venture outside to see what treasures await.
The sunless sky makes shooting in the middle of the day possible as the colors appear even more saturated than normal. The beauty of shooting after the rain is that everything is glistening. This glistening effect can elevate an otherwise mundane photo and increase the depth in an image. Why is this? "The water reflects the light in multiple directions and intensities and this optical phenomenon gives distinctive and definitive shape to whatever happens to be wet and falls within your line of sight." so there…now we know:)
And last but not least…my favorite thing about shooting after the rain is the opportunity to catch some beautiful reflections in the puddles of water. Don't let a little rain stop you from getting outside with your camera. You may be amazed at the surprises you find.