It was a rainy, foggy day here in Massachusetts. But at lunch time the sun came out and I headed to the pond in the hope of catching the peak of the foliage. When I got there the clouds had come back. As i walked through the woods marveling at the damp silence, I ran into another photographer and chatted with his for a while. When I made it down to the pond the rain had started in earnest; so I tucked my camera beneath my rain coat. But then I decided to experiment with the image of Figure 1 of the rain on the water. I was quite pleased in the end not only with the rings on the surface but also with the vertical rain drops. Vertical as a result of the fact that the shutter moves vertically as well.
And speaking of rain drops. I dried them off my camera with a Kleenex and when I got back to the car with a cloth that I keep there. Once home I carefully further dried the camera with my wife’s hair dryer. No damage done and I am reasonably happy with the results. Rain is tricky with your camera but it can be rewarding. But it’s always important to plan on how you would keep your camera dry in a pinch.
Canon T2i with EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens at 184 mm, ISO 1600, Aperture Priority AE Mode 1/200th sec at f/7.1 with no exposure compensation.