Been mostly stuck at home for 3 weeks now, just like most other people. But at least it is raining most days to keep me in the house. Maybe I am going stir crazy but, I thought that raindrops in the bird bath with flowers in the background would make a nice photo. So when it was only lightly raining, I put a towel over my camera and we out back to get my feet all wet.
I tried to find an angle that would put the flowers in the back mostly out of focus as, aside from my rose bushes, the back of the house isn’t that beautiful. I focused in on the bird bath and took several pictures to get some rain drops hitting the water.
I didn’t do much to process these. The shutter speed was only about 1/250 s for the first one, which was enough to capture the droplets mid air. I didn’t get as much background blur as i wanted but the roses still look OK. The roses and the grass have really responded to the rain.
The wildflowers have also really enjoyed the rain. Below is a paintbrush that I took a close up of while out hiking at Balcones Canyonlands several days ago when it was nice and sunny.
I did listen to the Beach Boys while processing these photos to set my mood. Not sure it worked against the steady rain. Hope you like my photos.
In a couple of months the rain will be gone for a long hot summer and I will look back fondly on these times.
How are you dealing with the staying at home?