Sniper’s Log | Friday 2011-07-22 — Nature repeated itself my first day back in Sydney, lashing a heavy downpour during the height of brunch hour. Nothing new — its been raining 10 days now, since before I left for NY.
This brings to mind … among frequent questions/comments I receive, one of them relates to rainy or overcast days, which is: “terribly day for taking photos isn’t it?” Not so. Overcast days are actually ‘to die for’ in my book. I often describe the clouds as natures own soft-box lighting system — creating a similar effect to those lighting techniques applied in professional portraiture studios — but ‘mo better,’mo cheaper & ‘mo natural of course. In the case of rain … provided the clouds aren’t too dark, for my purpose its an enhancement to day-to-day activities — creating for added drama in the way people respond and alter their actions or behaviours.
Below I share with you some of my favourite rainy day Snipes captured in Sydney.