STILL LIFE 189 – PHOTOS FROM A DRENCHED CAR: 1

 

We had a worse than usual weather forecast recently – oodles of rain and wind, maybe with hail, thunder and snow thrown in too – oh joy!  And, leaving the house, I knew that I was going to have to wait around in the car for sometime at some point.  So I popped the TG-5 TOUGH camera into my pocket, just I case.  This little camera is distinctly useful – very handy indeed to carry around, extremely sturdy, waterproof and difficult to damage, and it shoots RAW and has image stabilisation.  The only real minuses for me are the lack of a viewfinder and the fact that the screen is fixed ie non-articulated – but you can’t have everything!  Reviews put it in a class of its own, out in front of other TOUGH cameras.

Anyway,  sure enough, as I sat waiting in my car later in the day, the winds shrieked and the heavens opened.  A deluge clattered across the car’s roof and writhed in torrents down the windows.  And suddenly, looking at those windows, I was encased in a clattering, swirling, flowing and very misty world.  Surreal patterns and images were flowing, forming and re-forming all around me.  I pulled out the TG-5 and started looking into its screen.

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The rainstorm, viewed through my car’s windscreen, just after using the wipers: a white car is parked in front of a row of Victorian houses built of honey-coloured Bath Stone.
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The same scene, taken before using the windscreen wipers.  The car is breaking up , becoming ever more abstract, as rainwater pours across the glass.

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 3,200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; south Bristol; 15 Jan 2018.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

15 Responses to STILL LIFE 189 – PHOTOS FROM A DRENCHED CAR: 1

  1. bluebrightly says:

    A familiar scenario! It’s really fun to watch, isn’t it? I like these two together very much.

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  2. I like the photos and also the lesson: Love the one you’re with.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, love the one you’re with >>> although I’m not at all sure, for me at least, that that would extend to my mobile phone – although it might depend upon what was unfolding visually in front of me! 🙂

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  3. Rebel Girl says:

    Love the last photo!

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  4. Fine images. How nice to be able to shoot no matter the conditions.

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  5. paula graham says:

    Just about revived after terrible howling storm all night, affecting my beauty sleep! Nice shot and I too like those colours. Is it the right camera to always have with you in a pocket? I have been hankering after something like that and much more! for quite a while…taking photos with my phone is not attractive to me..and yes, I prefer a viewfinder too.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      The TG-5 is very handy, ideal for slipping in your pocket, but the lack of a viewfinder hampers me. Its a specialist camera, proof against being dropped and low temperatures, and also waterproof (can be used underwater) – which is why I’ve got it. Yes, I’ve tried taking photos with my phone too, but its just so very awkward to hold I’ve given up – MUCH prefer an actual camera! 🙂

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  6. Meanderer says:

    I love images taken through rain on glass. I like the first image and its soft muted colours.

    Did you have the heavy rain and strong winds during the night? It was really stormy here – again!

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