Because getting in focus pictures with my 100mm lens and an umbrella just doesn’t work. I did manage to get a few pictures right but not any of my favorite leaves. I’ll go back when it isn’t raining. And bring the 50mm along in case it’s windy. It doesn’t get me the best close ups but it’s faster and shorter lens so less susceptible to shaking and unwanted blur.
Gotta say I love raindrops. They add so much texture and light.
As always, my favorite image is one I didn’t expect to like. I wanted that berry with the leaves but it didn’t feel right as I was taking the picture. I played with it a little in editing (just exposure, white balance, saturation stuff), just out of curiosity, and I loved it.
This one was also an editing experiment. There’s this tree I love. It’s one of the last to change its color but it’s so worth the wait! It turns a glorious deep, bright red. I wanted to get the leaves. As I got closer though, I saw that the red leaves are on the outside and top, too high for me to get close. From under the tree, the leaves aren’t the same. I took a picture anyway. The contrast was so high that it looked like a black and white image. I played with it, reducing contrast, exposing it more, etc. It’s not the best (lots of that high ISO messiness even though I was only at 400 or 800) but I like it.