...get me down, or so the song goes.
These photos, on the other hand, were taken on a Tuesday evening. With only my pocket camera to hand, the trusty Sony DSC-W130 that I picked up out of the rewards catalogue over at another online haunt of mine, miles of not-so-open road between work and home, and a dreary day - well, it seemed a good opportunity to experiment.
I'll figuratively tip my hat to fellow Flickr member Giuseppe Basile, who has taken some very nice shots in this general style. Take a look at this one, as an example.
I actually messed these last two up a bit, intending to focus on the subject while letting the raindrops on the window fall out of focus and provide some kind of nice, shimmery blur. That was the concept, anyway, but I underestimated the W130's ability to focus on things very, very close to it - and got the raindrops sharp instead. Happy accident - I think they ended up looking better this way.
Somedays, I guess, dismal weather is good, and somedays it's helpful to have only the simple gear along. If I'd tried this with my DSLR, I probably would have failed miserably. But that's not always going to be the best solution. With a weekend of car racing coming up, I'll be quite happy to haul the "big" camera along - and have no rain, I hope.