Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeltuuk/6350371223/in/photostream

Splash! 190mm, f/2.8, 1/125s, ISO 1600

Finally some rain in Austin.  I grabbed a bunch of shots of my son playing in the rain but I decided to post some faceless, could-be-any-young-boy pictures.  I’m sure that many children in Austin took advantage of the rain to do what boys like to do – splash in the water in mud.  For a time there was some nasty lightning so I had to have the kids come under the cover of the porch for a while.  Fortunately the lightning cleared up and much fun was had again.

The black and white shot was processed in Lightroom — simply playing with sliders until I liked it. I brought the color shot into Photoshop and put a little more work into it.  I cloned out a few things and used a series of curves and some sharpening in an attempt to enhance the falling rain and the drops rolling off the raincoat.  I’d like the falling rain to stand out a bit more but simply did not want to put more work into it (things are busy around here).  The clouds were thick and there was very little light so I cranked up the ISO for these shots.  There isn’t that much noise in the shots but what little there was I decided to keep and didn’t use any noise reduction.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeltuuk/6351117858/in/photostream/

135mm, f/2.8, 1/125s, ISO 1600

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2 responses

  1. kind of funny, we had rain the last few days and I am wishing it away, and you guys out there are glad to see it, cool shots Michael, I like the B&W

    November 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

    • Thanks, Mike, we are desperate for rain around here…we’ll take all we can get. We’ve learned not to take it for granted anymore 🙂 I might even be happy with some snow! (I don’t miss the snow from my days growing up in Chicago)

      November 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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