Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Apr 26, 2016.
Do you ever go out in the rain with the express purpose of taking photos? Vote on this week's poll
In regions like northern Sweden (Lappland) you take the weather as it comes........................and you keep your eyes open for the possible picture.
Not so much with miserable wet rain with flat lighting but if it's a bit changeable with decent clouds structure and the chance of something decent then it has been known...
In The Light Of The Storm by Nigel Hayes, on Flickr
Oh dear! Another Poll where a leeetle more thought could have gone in to the questions, I fear.
It's a great shame, because it is an interesting Poll question and one that ties in with a New Years Resolution of mine, not yet kept, to take a recently acquired waterproof 35mm film camera out in the rain a lot more. I have been a bit inspired by this bloke: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruipalha/albums/72157600334902915 .
As a Scandinavian (originally) I agree with what you say about the weather but your geography is a little suspect. Only a very small part of Lappland is in northern Sweden. Remember that, above the north of Sweden Norway curves right round to join up with Finland and most of Lappland is in Norway, Finland and Russia.
It's the best time.
And indeed part of Norway is further east than Istanbul.
and Finland grows delicious peas...
And Iceland grows frozen ones.
Det veta jag, och där är ingen fel med min geografisk kunskap, men personligt känner jag bara Norrbottens fjällen - Kebnekaise, Padjelanta osv. / I know that, and there's nothing wrong with my geographical knowledge, but I'm only familiar with Norrbotten's mountains - Kebnekaise (Sweden's highest mountain), Padjelanta (National Park) etc.
I know - I haven't spoken swedish for ten years now and it shows! ( and that's without trying to write a° /°a)
A lot of years ago I was in Helsinki and there was a Pan-Scandinavian conference in the same hotel. I was surprised that the proceedings were in English. It was explained that Icelanders, Swedes, Norwegians, Finns and Danes would never understand each other otherwise.
I agree, had there been the option I would have answered "I don't plan to go out in the rain, but I don't let rain stop me from going out."
I don't plan to go out in the rain, but I don't let rain stop me from going out .... unless it is really hissing down or horizontal or set in for the day.
I don't plan to go out in the rain, but I always have a little camera in my jacket pocket and if it rains while I'm out...
All the time. And my camera isn't weather sealed. Nor are my lenses.
I prefer shooting in the snow though.
Took this last night...
IMG_9853 by Chris 155, on Flickr
Heavy weather over the Sarek national park, Sweden / swedish Lappland. Taken in heavy drizzle.
I wanted to tick at least three options: I don't go out in the rain on purpose, but if I'm out already and I'm not in a hurry or too wet, I'll carry on. I love catching a rainbow, or the drama of the clouds almost touching the ground, and if I can I will definitely go out and take pictures of wet leaves and flowers, drops hanging on branches or benches, and so on. I don't have a weather sealed camera, but I try my best to dry it off as soon as I'm indoors, usually under a jet of hot air! Poor things, none has given up the ghost yet (yes, I did that with all cameras I used over the years) - so far, so good!
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