After the rain

Last Saturday evening we drove through the country for a while.  (My kids used to make fun of people who just drove around…actually, so did I! Not any more!) A rain storm came up and poured on us for a few minutes, then we were out from under those storm clouds.
As the sun dipped below the edge of the clouds, the most amazing light flooded everything.  The receding storm was still filling much of the sky, which the sunlight made look even darker.  

Enter the barn, this white barn on a grassy hill, with the dark sunlit clouds behind.  

I love when this happens and I have my camera ready.

Currently I’m participating in an online photography class called the 50mm Project by Kim Manley Ort.  As you can guess, I used my 50mm lens for this image.

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6 Replies to “After the rain”

  1. Wow, fantastic contrast and vibrancy.
    Remind me, did you buy at 50mm f/1.4
    My tax return money showed up and I AM going to purchase myself a nice lens. If yours is f/1.4 could you let me know if you're satisfied with it? That would be super helpful as I make my decision. (and strangely as I typed in the "proof I'm not a spammer", the second word was actually a word. It said, purchase. Hmmmm.

  2. Whoa! Talk about being at the right place, at the right time, with the right lens! I love the contrast of the light-covered barn against that ominous sky – such a wonderfully dramatic contrast. I think you should definitely continue those meandering drives through the country.

  3. Fantastic capture! I was wanting to take that class as well, but a little too much on my plate at the moment. Would love to know your thoughts after you finish!

  4. This is one of my favorite sights – a sunlight scene after a storm, against the lingering black clouds – but I've never seen it when I had my camera in hand. Great capture! I'm envious.

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