Subjects that Look Better When Wet
Often one avoids going out on dark drizzly days or after rain, as it looks dark & dreary. Think again - for some subjects, this is the best time.
The light is even, without sunny patches
The colours look very rich
Light colours can contrast with the wet dark tones giving strong separation
Wet surfaces can add a shine to surfacesWwater loving creatures come out in the dull daylight
Droplets look great
If the sun comes out you can get rainbows
Spider webs look great covered in drops
Mosses & Lichens come to life
Rainforests look right in the rain!
How does your image make you feel when you look at it - calm, happy, relaxed, excited, peaceful? Mood is another aspect to consider when you are photographing. See the photo below of a boat on the pond. The rich but muted colours with the rain lightly falling, makes the scene work and gives one a peaceful feeling.
Water Drops on Lens
Remember though - if you are photographing in the rain or brushing past wet leaves - check the front of your lenses for spots of water. It can really wreck a good photo and is very hard to remove