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Old 06-22-2020, 02:41 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd View Post
The rain smear on the second engine is distracting. Also, the rainfall is not supportive to the shot because the drops are not creating a visual impact.

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I think that sums it up nicely. Shooting through rain is challenging. The watery filter takes the detail out of many elements in the photo. Unless the rain is obvious, it just results in blah.... That's what's going on here. I also agree that the close in smear is really distracting. You get that shooting in snow too, when a flake crosses really close to the lens. That's why I wish Jim Thias would patent and sell his wicked cool "rain/snow hood." I want one of those in my bag.

Shutter speed and aperture are really key in rain. You want a tighter aperture for more DOF, and a slower (but not too slow) shutter, for some obvious rain blur. It's best to burst, so if you get the "rogue drop" that's too close, like we see here, you've probably got other frames you can work with. Definitely stay away from "Auto" settings.

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