I took this image last week when it rained and rained and rained some more. It’s not a great image, but it demonstrates what I wanted to share with you. This first shot captures mood. I wanted to capture the feeling of the rain as opposed to the rain itself. So I focused on the drops on the window of my daughter’s room. Then I brought it into photoshop and played with a vintage polaroid action, and some shady edges to make it feel real dark and gloomy.

pic of the day

Now the shot SOOC or straight out of camera. No photoshop.

pic of the day raw

And finally, a snapshot of what the scene really looked like. How boring!


Now I set out with the goal to take a picture of the rain for my project, and I didn’t feel like getting wet. So I stayed inside and found a way to focus on the details. So next time you take a photo, try capturing the mood of what your shooting as oppposed to just taking a pic by focusing on the details.

Yes I know, I missed yesterday for my post a day for 30 days. I’ve flaked already. Bummer. I thought about it around midnight while I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep and figured since it was already past midnight I missed it anyway and could do it in the morning. How’s that for procrastination? So maybe I’ll post twice today, lucky you.