March 20, 2014

Another rainy night in Georgia


he rain has been falling for a few days non-stop now. I love the beauty of rain—the muted colors of the scenery as the rain falls, the soft and even lighting as the sun’s light is diffused through the storm, the sound of the rain hitting the leaves and the grass. It’s really quite beautiful.

But rain also seems to bring with it some sadness and melancholia.

I changed my blog header today to mimic the weather I see through the glass wall of my office. The sky outside is gray. And all the other objects I can see have muted colors, softened by the falling rain.

But I had to adjust the picture I used because it wasn’t really raining when I took that picture. Here is the original photograph:

Savannah, Georgia - August 22, 2012 - 11:39 AM
Canon EOS 7D camera, EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens
24mm focal length
ISO 100, 1/100th @ f/14

Storm clouds were rolling in over the port. And it was a somewhat dark day. But there was no rain. I took the picture primarily because I loved the cloud formations. But because I am currently looking out of a glass wall that is covered with rain drops, condensation fog, and little rivulets of water running down the length of the glass, I decided to change this picture to look the same way—as if I am looking out of a glass wall during a rain storm, but with this beautiful view rather than my current view of high rise office buildings, roads, and construction areas. I miss Savannah.

Come ... dream along with me.

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