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Hand to Rain



I love pictures like this!

Uneditted.
LG G4.
16 MP. 2988 x 5312 - 2.0 MB
f-1.8 1-29
4.42mm
ISO 150.

I love pictures like this!

Uneditted.
LG G4.
16 MP. 2988 x 5312 - 2.0 MB
f-1.8 1-29
4.42mm
ISO 150.
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Behind The Lens

Location
In my Dad's car as we drove through the rain one Sunday.
Time
It was about 10:30 a.m.
Lighting
The lighting was a bit different than on a normal day, because it was very cloudy and drizzling, which is very rare in California currently. The inside of the car was darker than the outside of the car, though, so I think that's what helped this picture appear more backlit.
Equipment
I used an LG G4, which is actually a phone that I received for my birthday. It was handheld, no flash.
Inspiration
I was inspired to take this picture because I saw something similar in a photography magazine, illustrating a photograph of a rainy window and some colored jars, which I found very attractive. Rain, to me, is soothing, and helps me think of cooler weather. I personally like the contrasting coolness of the rain water and the warmth of my hand, along with the splotches of color in the background.
Editing
I did not do any post processing, which I am proud of.
In my camera bag
I actually use a "real" camera which is the Sony HX400 (which in itself, isn't even a real DSLR either, but a high-end P&S) and a Canon A2500, along with my phone that I carry everywhere and is useful for quick shots and wide angles. I also usually carry around a extra batter. And that's it.
Feedback
If you want to capture something similar in the literal sense, I suggest you move to somewhere where there's actually rain, and I'm not being sarcastic. I live in the current desert-zone Southern California where there isn't/won't be any more rain for a long time. So if you want the slightest chance of a good window-rain picture, go visit somewhere where there actually is compliant weather. On a more serious note, when I decided to take this picture - I didn't really take in the logistics of taking the photo, I just thought to myself "Rain! There's rain on the window! Oh, I've always wanted to try that style I've seen before!" If you think about it, this picture is relatively simple - really, merely a hand and a window. That's all there is to it. Don't try to ruin a simplistic shot with logistics. Just capture the moment and, if you want, post process afterwards. I didn't do any post-processing; why should you?

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