Waiting in the Apple Store for the rain to let up I was able to capture this girl bending over the products with the interesting geometry of the Köbogen architecture in the out-of-focus background. I think the composition works nicely juxtaposing the soft, natural shape of the girl’s body and hair with the harder geometry in the backdrop and the table in front.
I gotta say I feel a bit like a cheat shooting the rain and people wrestling with it from the comfort of a dry spot right next to a shop window. I’m also starting to worry that being in obviously the same location for these images might begin to get boring. The shots themselves I really do like and that’s why I think it’s okay to go ahead and publish them. It’s rare for me to be out in that sort of weather and that does make the images special to me. Like I mentioned in the post prior to this, my power chair wouldn’t have liked to be in this kind of downpour. My camera/lens combo I was using (Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mk.II and Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50/f3.5-6.3) on the other hand was weather-sealed. I guess I’m going to save me some money next time around when I buy a new camera, skipping the weather-sealing!
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.