Abstract – Raindrops in Italy

This is the second most favourite image of the ‘artisitic’ photographs from my Italy photography tour and workshop that I recently posted on my Facebook fanpage.

Italy photography tour and workshop with Aura McKay and Max Brunelli abstract image of raindrops

f4.0 @ 1/500     ISO 5000      105mm lens

 

What I noticed first was the way the raindrops caught the highlights from the street lights and merged with the pattern on the tables.

Italy photography tour and workshop with Aura McKay and Max Brunelli image of raindrops on metal table and chairs

Having photographed raindrops a few times in my life ( I do live in Vancouver, BC after all) I knew that changing my angle of view and using selective focus and creative white balance might result in some pretty funky images.  Overall I shot 10 frames and have 3 that I like with the image at the top of this post being my favourite.

This image was the one right before my top pick where I started playing with where the selective focus was placed and started getting in even closer with my long lens for shallower depth of field.

Italy photography tour and workshop with Aura McKay and Max Brunelli abstract image of raindrops

The only thing I would change is using such high ISO (I was at 5000) when I didn’t really need to.  Sigh…I still get so visually excited and distracted that it’s tough to be totally on top of my exposure tools at the same time. 🙂

In terms of post processing, I added contrast and brought down the highlights with a bit more clarity than usual and a small tweak to the vibrance in Lightroom.

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