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Old 16th September 2009, 00:16   #16
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After the rains. ( hope this qualifies )
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Old 16th September 2009, 00:23   #17
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A few contributions from my side :-


1. A red flower just after the rains
2. Same flower, different angle
3. Crabs in the sea
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Old 16th September 2009, 00:44   #18
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I see lot of you are shooting in the rain, but barely catching the rain in the foreground. If you do, they are out of focus.

OK, let me share some of the rain shooting tips I learnt after moving to coastal area 3 years back. Since it rains a lot here, I wanted to learn a way to capture it in photograph. But I used to lose the rain mostly in foreground or background. I couldn't capture the rain itself, like the eye sees it.

After lots of trial & error, I have created some basic thumb rules.
  • Don't about worry about exact shutter speed, once I thought this was key, it isn't. You can vary the shutter speed to control the length of the rain drops. But you can capture rain in most shutter speeds.
  • Aperture almost doesn't matter for rain. Pick the aperture based on your DOF needs for your composition.
  • Camera tends to auto-focus on a solid object rather than rain, which is why you end up focusing on the object on the background. Therefore, pick an object which is in the same plane as the rain drops you want to capture, then auto-focus on it, and then re-frame/re-compose while keeping the AF locked. Now you probably understand the purpose of that branch (post#1) or dish antenna (post#15).
  • To see the rain drops, you will need darker background, so choose a darker background so that the rain drops are visible. Now look post#1 and post#15, rain is showing against dark background.
  • Following all the above rules you can get sharply focused rain drops. However you still have to compose creatively get some oomph.
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Old 16th September 2009, 01:01   #19
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Here are some with rains (taken thro' mobile cam)

Poor guys finding no shelter in rain. Look at the family feelings!
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Old 16th September 2009, 07:06   #20
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Monsoon time on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Taken last year
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Here are some with rains (taken thro' mobile cam)

Poor guys finding no shelter in rain. Look at the family feelings!
Awe feel sorry for those monkeys. This one should go to the Goenka contest.
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Old 16th September 2009, 08:37   #22
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Samu,

Would MF be of any use over AF while rain capturing ?
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Would MF be of any use over AF while rain capturing ?
There is no major advantage. MF can be used when you have no object in the same plane or distance. Then you can use MF to pick your object manually.

Example using MF (notice the darker background, slower shutter speed to make the drops longer)
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Old 16th September 2009, 09:11   #24
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India looks so beautiful in the Rains.

Saare jahan se acha, Hindustaan hamara.
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I think its turning out to be a Monsoon Theme than a rain theme.

Anyways here are a few from my last Monsoon Drive










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Old 16th September 2009, 11:53   #26
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My humble contribution, starting of monsoon at bekal fort
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Hope this qualifies as per the theme.
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Old 16th September 2009, 12:14   #28
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Guys, let us see rain. Not just water on the flower or grass.

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Samurai
Can u please post the EXIF along with your pics ?
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Old 16th September 2009, 12:37   #30
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Samurai,

Awesome composition and colors. Keep it up!
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