When Rain Finally Arrives


Rain, rain please stay.

A

ll in blue.

I tend to photograph on the colorful side of things. Sometimes the image is true to the colors I see in real life. Sometimes the it is true to the colors I see in my head. This picture is closer to the latter.

Even though we are currently living through a heated, humid summer, the photograph was made in the winter. I think that cold weather’s light is blue. I think that snow should always have a very light blue tint.

So, I made this picture blue.

Cold rain.

I photographed it through the windshield and let the water build up. I do that to show the heaviness of the rain. That’s just a trick. A technique.

I

read a blog that was interesting and wrong. The author thought that it was her new lens that cured her mental photo block. New gear never helps. Sure, it might excite you for a short time, but then you get mired in the mud again. But, she also wrote that she was out in nature when she was using her new lens.

Ah ha.

Nature. That’s what broke her out of her photographic malaise. Not the new gear.

Consider this. I made the picture at the top of the page using an old iPhone 6. It worked just fine. That’s the technical side of it. Learning to see is the other side of the story. I used to say that you see with your eyes, heart and soul. And, so you do. But, it starts in the chest. You feel it before you see it.

That’s what I think. What do you think?

Since only one of you comments consistently, I’ll be forced to tell you what you think.

That won’t be a good thing.

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Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

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