Flickr Upload: the.downpour.part.IX

This shot I took right after that heavy rain you saw in yesterday’s shot. The sun had come out pretty much immediately and it caused the wet surfaces of the street to glisten nicely. I tried making an interesting composition with people walking toward me. I’ve noticed before that subjects are less likely to pick up on the fact that I’m taking pictures when the sun is right in their faces and they can’t see well. Kinda obvious, I know, but definitely a tip for street shooters starting out. The other benefit, also obviously, is that the light in their faces makes for nicely exposed images if you dial the exposure compensation down to -2/3 or -1. It gives you well exposed faces and darker backgrounds which I like anyway.

So I was doing that when I realized that I was positioned in such a way that people coming from and going to the Köbogen from Shadowstraße would walk close past me. I thought I might just as well take advantage of it and shortly after was able to take the shot you see here…

Flickr Upload: the.downpour.part.IV

So here’s the fourth installment already in my mini series of shots I took back in September of 2017 in a heavy late-summer downpour. It was an exceptional day in terms of weather. After this spell of rain, the sun came right back out and the day turned into a wonderfully pleasant late-summer day.
All images in this little series I didn’t even get wet for as I stood under the awning of one of the stores. Lots of people were trying their luck heading out into the wet conditions much to my delight, as you can imagine. I think the fact that there was a subway entrance/exit right across from where I was standing played into my hands nicely. Nicely protected from the weather, I had to “ride it out” until the rain abated and I could try and find a different location to shoot. I definitely didn’t want my power chair to get a soaking. I’m somewhat confident that it’s not going to break down on me in a light fizzle, but those conditions you’re seeing here were quite a different animal.