Last weekend I had a photography trip to Tauranga Bay and Cape Foulwind on the West Coast – its about 5 hrs drive from here one way. Many photos were taken but this is one of my favourites and the last shot I took on the trip.
This is Lake Pearson draped in glorious autumn colour, taken in pouring rain, with the mountains curtained in cloud and mist.
I actually took the shot below first, from inside my car to keep the rain off the camera
But when I looked through the lens I saw that the better shot meant I was going to have to get out of the car and run through the rain *again*. I had been driving for hours already and stopped many times and got wet and changed clothes and by now I was quite over it. I wasn’t even going to stop!
But like many of the best shots I have taken, it is the one that you push yourself to take, that you make the extra effort to see the opportunity and stop for it, that is the image that pays off 🙂
Which one do you prefer?
Both images taken with 7D and 17-55mm lens, ISO400 to counteract the dull lighting, F8 and handheld. Using a lenshood to protect the lens from the rain. Processed in LR4 and further in Nik Color Efex