15 Dec 17 Back to ground zero today (home) as we look at something common but which can be beautiful in its own right although I'm guessing most of us see it and simultaneously just see right past it. Although I hate rain as you are all aware, I love going out immediately after it has stopped raining to photograph its results, especially the plants with droplets of water either standing on them or dripping off them. A few days back we had a gully washer of a rainfall but it fortunately didn't last too long and ended while there was still some beautiful light to work with. It happened to be on a Saturday when the women of the church were holding their annual Christmas cookie bake sale which is a very highly attended as well as anticipated event (made $1,700 with the cookies in bags priced at $2/bag) with folks coming from all around the Kitsap Peninsula standing in line - like on Black Friday - before the doors open. All this in a small church whose membership is roughly 40 folks. Part of the parking area landscaping includes a few small evergreens and some larger shrubs. The rain was still clinging to the needles of the evergreens and the light shining off the water droplets when I arrived to lend a hand if needed - it wasn't - so I just went outside try my hand at capturing a drop or two. Of all the shots, I like this one the best. Maybe you will like it also.
This is straight from the camera. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 500; 1/200 sec @ f / 5.6.