I awoke this morning to gorgeous sunlight streaming through the curtains. Sadly, by the time I’d hauled myself out of bed got some caffein flowing through my veins the sky had been covered with a thick and uniform layer of dull grey murky cloud once again, and the rain was coming down.
My initial though was that I might be able to capture some rain drops down at the canal. However it being Sunday lunchtime and the Navigation Inn being at hand, I couldn’t find anywhere convenient to park up. So I carried on to that place which has so often saved my bacon during this “Project 365” – Wistow Church.
I had my clear glass marble in my camera bag and this time I actually remembered to use it. I decided that selective desaturation on this one wasn’t such a bad idea. This decision was really inspired by seeing this photo by Anita (millydustfairy on Flickr). I liked the way that her use of desaturation had created “another world” and thought it might work here too. I suppose it might have helped if I had closed my aperture a bit more to get a little more depth of field so that the church in the background was a bit more distinct.
See the diagonal streak towards the top right of the photo, at the roof line of the church? That’s genuine Leicestershire rain falling that is, right there.
Canon 7D, EF 35mm f2, 1/200 at f4.