Extreme weather photography

Yesterday, we had foul weather with heavy rain and strong winds all day. Not really a day for going out…so we did…to the supermarket for our regular household shopping. Late in the evening, I dropped my daughter off at the railway station last night so she could get back into the city. The weather was still dreadful, and we had to walk into a strong wind in heavy rain to get to shelter. Of course, I had my camera with me, so had to see what sort of photos I could get. As it turned out, not very good ones.

I took this one at the train arrived. I was facing into the wind, although I was sheltering behind the wall of the passenger shelter. But I still got wet. (I discovered I was kneeling in a puddle of water.) It’s not easy in these conditions; it’s hard enough shooting hand-held in low light, but when you’re being buffeted by the wind and the rain is hitting the lens, it’s just about impossible.

(50mm, ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/20s)

It’s not in focus, and there are annoying green ghosts from the lights.

The weather was just as bad facing the other way.

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