Friday, April 16, 2010

(Day 106) A hard rain's gonna fall

Well it is the season after all. As the saying goes : "April showers bring May flowers" although we're already getting the flowers, and today some rain. I suppose in some more temperate regions the saying might be "February showers bring March flowers", but it just doesn't have that same ring to it.

(70-200mm  f5  1/400 sec  ISO800)

25 comments:

darlin said...

Wow, you're sure getting a downpour! Awesome capture of the rain drops splattering down on the ground!

Photog Ave said...

This shot is awesome, awesome, awesome Rick!

At first I had to look hard to figure it out, but I really love it!

['รด ] Avery

M. Hassan said...

Hi Rick!

I'm back! ;) and I'm still loving your shots. What an awesome splash. Love it!

Katherine said...

Wonderful Rick... a great shot!

imac said...

Glad to see someone else likes water shots too.
Nice and sharp capture Rick.

Rick said...

@darlin - think how well the flowers will grow! Thanks for your comment.

Rick said...

@Avery - thank you; I found it was more effective in b&w (wasn't much colour out anyway :)

Rick said...

@Katherine - thanks Katherine!

Rick said...

@Katherine - thanks Katherine.

Rick said...

@imac - love them imac - thanks. You never get to see detail like this in 'real life'.

Rick said...

@M - hey, welcome back; will have to visit you too. Thanks for your comment.

POD said...

Love this. Amazing splash!

.kat. said...

FANTASTIC capture Rick!
Great clarity and contrasts.

Chad said...

Its fun visiting your blog. You never fail to please with such a wide variety of suject matter. I like that you took what you had and made a great photo out of it.

Scott said...

I've tried water drop photos and they can be really tough. To get one like that - in focus and timed so well is no small feat. Congratulations!!! Great shot!

Rick said...

@POD - thank you; just playin' in the rain :)

Rick said...

@.kat. - thanks.

Rick said...

@chad - it's part of the challenge, and ultimately the fun, of doing a 365. Some days I just don't have a clue about what to shoot - other days enough subject matter for a week. I guess today was a bit about making lemonade out of lemons :) Thanks for dropping by and your positive comment.

Rick said...

@Scott - thanks for your kind comment Scott. I really, really like my 70-200mm lens (it took most of my hockey refereeing money to buy but was well worth it).

Don said...

Nice shot but I think you got my feet wet!

Lisa (Mountain Photog) said...

That's a great picture! You do a wonderful job capturing all the turbulence of the rain hitting the water.

Rick said...

@Don - thanks, and sorry :)

Rick said...

@Lisa - thank you; you don't normally associate turbulence with rain until you see it 'stopped' in action.

lizzynash said...

Oh I love this one!!! Amazing capture...

Rick said...

@lizzynash - thank you Liz.