Tonight around 7:30pm the sky turned black. It looked like night outside, except I could see the edge of the cloud, where it was lighter, just past my house. It then got darker, and stayed dark for a while, with lots of thunder. Finally is started raining, and I mean really raining. It was basically coming sideways. But me being who I am NEEDED to go outside in it, so I threw on my rain jacket, wrapped my camera in plastic wrap, and ventured outside. I was literally dripping wet after only 3 minutes outside. I went back inside, thinking I had a shot, took off my coat, squeezed quite a bit of water out of my shorts, and looked through my pictures only to realize I didn’t get one that I liked. So, I put my coat back on, wrapped my camera back up, and headed out into the monsoon again. I was outside for around 6 minutes this time, and when I went in I was soaked all the way to my underwear. It was crazy. There was a pool of water where I had come in and out and hung my jacket (and I mean a serious pool).
So I took around 300 pictures of the same thing (on burst mode), trying to get some rain drops, but pretty much failed in all of them. Plus I was shooting at ISO 1000 at f2.5 and 125 and they were still too dark (at 8:00pm if you can imagine that).
This is the only one that I remotely liked. I did like a couple of the pre-storm cloud pictures, and I may upload those at some point as well.
Sorry for the long stories for the past couple days! I hope they are at least somewhat entertaining!
I was too tired last night to get this one posted as well, but here it is.
It stormed pretty bad yesterday afternoon. My parents and I were out driving around campus and the wind picked up a ton and then it started pouring. We sat in the car in the driveway for a while because we didn’t want to get soaking wet while running to the house. A tree had blown down into the street right in front of my house, and so I decided I needed to get some pictures. I ran inside, grabbed my camera and wrapped it in plastic wrap, and then ran back outside. I had a really tough time deciding on a picture, I liked a lot. And I had a difficult time deciding on an edit, but I do like what I ended up with.
I am selling my stuff on Redbubble if you are interested in buying (http://www.redbubble.com/people/aithom2/art). Or feel free to just contact me and we can figure something out, I am trying to raise some money for a new camera at the moment.