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Rain for Ramadan

Frequent commenter Daggero asked for photos of clouds and rain to help him get through the long hot days of Ramadan in Kuwait. Yesterday I published cloud photos; today we had a downpour, so here are some rain photos:

First thing I learned is that it’s not that easy to shoot rain drops. You have to shoot them against a darker background, and you have to shoot them at a slower speed, else you don’t see them at all.

This was great exercise. Now I want to go to Paris in November for more practice. Paris gets lots of rain in November, fewer tourists, it’s more the real Paris. It would also be great for shooting in black and white, people holding umbrellas, bent against the wind-driven rain, great architectural and textured backgrounds . . . 🙂

July 26, 2012 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Ramadan, Weather


  1. Intlxpatr :

    Thanks for this set of Photos, i can feel the rain running down from the photos and spilling out from the screen , nice cool rain ,its a deluge .

    I think the best photo artistically is the one of the corner of the house and the water is just pouring down ,The second best is the very top one ,the flower tree , but there is a little growth in the bottom of the tree that’s out of place, sorry AdventureMan .

    You are right , taking shots of rain is very tricky ,

    Thanks again for the shots , much appreciated

    It would be nice to see some shots of Paris , wont it ??

    Comment by daggero | July 26, 2012 | Reply

  2. Ahhh. . . . Paris . . .

    We don’t even take the metro very often, we just walk everywhere. Right now I am reading Hemingway’s Movable Feast, all about Paris between WWi and WW2 and you feel like you are right there.

    I like Paris in the cold months. We don’t much like crowds 🙂

    Waiting for the cooler months to come. . . hoping we have more winter this coming winter than we had last winter.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 26, 2012 | Reply

  3. Love your photos . We are in Melbourne , it is raining too. I spend the last 2 days at the quilt show. I think Houston is the best quilt show .

    Comment by Hayfa | July 27, 2012 | Reply

  4. I have never been to Australia, but have always loved the way Australians do quilts – use of aboriginal design, use of color, etc. The Houston show is the biggest, but oh Hayfa, all those people! There is never a quiet time! I bet you found some really cool fabrics – did you? 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 27, 2012 | Reply

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