A Rainy Night in Taipei

Single Shot #27

Shooting in the rain is always a challenge as I am wary that camera equipment and wet weather is not a good combination. Shooting on an cold early spring evening also introduce the possibility of condensation.  However, night rain  produces good mood photo scenes. The rain drops create halos around lamp lights, the wet ground reflects the colours with people huddling from the rain.

This photo was taken sometime ago in early March in the shopping district of Ximending, Taipei. It was a passing shower which lasted less than 30 minutes but boy, was it cold and wet. I took the photo while taking shelter under a Subway entrance. The lens IS system works wonderfully as the image is sharp even when shot hand-held at 1/10s.


Photo Technical Data:

Canon 6D, EF 24 – 105L mm, f/4.5, 1/10 sec, ISO 800