Day two and the weather did the same. The rain was cruising past the hotel door in a horizontal fashion for about 30 mins, then the storm passed and Wow, the light was fantastic. Huge clouds, a dying sun and terrific light.
So many photographers take one look and stay indoors but, as often as not, the photo opportunities right after a short, sharp storm are impressive.
I loved the results I got - all HDR of course but the dram in the sky was well worth getting a bit soggy. TIP: Always take either the shower cap from the hotel bathroom or a plastic shopping bag to cover the camera when it gets really wet...
|Shooting in the rain CAN produce really average results. Use HDR (bracketed images assembled into an HDR image using HDR software like Photomatix Pro) to beef up the tones and produce a truly impressive visual result (below).|
|My favourite, of course. Florence's magnificent Ponte Veccio. HDR processed in Photomatix Pro|