Early October is typically the start of my search for fall colors, but this year…
It seems like it had been raining hard for a week although it was only a day or two when I had to go to the TC Steele State Historical site. As I was leaving, I noticed the black tree trunks against the golden maple leaves. I knew I had to come back and photograph the scene that afternoon in the rain. I gathered my gear and few extra trash bags to keep my gear dry. When I arrive, I setup my tripod with my camera. I fitted my camera with a Storm Jacket and then placed a trash bag over the camera and secured it to the tripod.
The hike down the steep hillside was quite soft as I walked on nature’s new carpet of leaves and rain softened ground. The only sound was that of rain hitting the leaves. It was peaceful and mesmerizing. I hiked up and down the area trying to find the perspective of the forest that I wanted. I finally found the scene I wanted.
I photographed the area for about 45 minutes and decided to stop when the rain went from a drizzle to a steady downpour. Somehow, my equipment and I stayed dry. I do not photograph in the rain very often, but I am now going to look for more scenes to photograph on rainy days.