Rain in San Francisco

Nikon D300s + Nikkor 35mm f/1.8

We’ve seen a ton of rainfall over the last week in San Francisco. While in some ways, rain can be a photographic bummer, it does open lots of other opportunities to make nice images. At night, the wet ground reflects light and adds drama to your photography, as shown above. Suki doesn’t like getting wet, but she loves walking enough to make the compromise.

Rain or shine, the camera stays with me!

Rainy days usually mean nice, even lighting from the cloud cover, which helps you capture really saturated color (this is not my car!).

Between the several storms that hit the city recently, beautiful clouds not typical of our area appeared. Of course, I was at work every time these sorts of formations showed up (sigh). I took this shot during lunch before heading back to the office. There were no other angles other than through a cyclone fence.

Nikon D300s + Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8

After a storm passes, the air in the city is amazingly clear and clean, allowing for great city scape photography. This image has a cooler white balance applied to it than the original that I posted to Flickr.

3 thoughts on “Rain in San Francisco

  1. I love all of these pics, especially the first one with Suki. It was so dark, yet you were still able to get a nice clear shot with no noise!

    1. Oh Thanks! I kinda thought this post was too random, but I’m glad you like the pictures. The night shots would be even better with a D3s you know….hint hint

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