Sunday, August 27, 2006

Is it raining?

Rain on the sun, Garden pond, Amherst, NH, August 2008, HP Photosmart R817, Exposure 1/180 sec @ f3.6, ISO 50, no flash © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Our dog Frito is usually our alarm clock. He wakes us up at oh-dark-thirty in the morning for a quick stop outdoors on his way to breakfast. Most members of my household would rather sleep. But I like to get up then. It is usually beautiful outside.

But sometimes it's raining, like on this morning. So I grab the umbrella and my camera (always my camera), slip on some sandals, and open my eyes. Still looks pretty spectacular to me. I can't find the sun in the sky, but it's right there, colorfully reflecting back the raindrops that fall all around, and pitter-patter above my head while I take this photo.

Yes, even when it's raining outside, I can't think of a better time of day, or a better place to be. With eyes wide open.


Guri said...

amazing shot!

velvet acid tongue said...

truly, this is beauty. and lovely sentiments to go along with it ... thanx to you and your dog for sharing this with us ... :D

Steven Crisp said...

Guri, I'm glad that you stopped by and liked what you saw.

V.A.T, I appreciate the kind words. And those are one more reason to get up in the morning and see what beauty is lurking around the yard. So much, I can barely keep up.

Honeybee said...

Absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing the sun with us during the rain.

Steven Crisp said...

Honeybee, Glad it brightened your day. That's why it is there. Thanks for stopping by.