Rain in Los Angeles is always a treat. Photographers love it, of course. Lots of sparkling droplets, puddle reflections and splashes. Unfortunately, in order to make the most of it, you have to be out in it.
That means an umbrella or poncho and something to protect your equipment, like a plastic bag. But then you end up trying to balance the umbrella while aiming the camera, or hiding the camera under your coat and then there's a struggle to whip that puppy out for anything, and that's not very spontaneous. Also takes the fun out of it.
So when it rained like crazy last week, I headed for cover and peeked out the door every once in awhile to see what was what. This may not always be the best plan, but sometimes you can get a neat snap.
Not everything you shoot needs to be a masterpiece; sometimes it's just for the memories of the rain.
Nikon D70s w/Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 ED