Photography in the Rain

Another rainy day here at Wilderness Lakes.  No pickleball for the last few days because of the rain and it looks like a couple more days of liquid sunshine before we head back to Palm Springs on Monday.  Chris ducked out for a little Christmas shopping yesterday afternoon and I managed to get out for a couple of hours today.  All I need now is a little time to wrap presents.
I spent some time online from the comfort of Phaeton Place, watching photoshop training videos on the National Association of Photoshop Professionals website learning some new editing techniques.  Lots of great material and our unlimited data Verizon account makes it easy to catch up on training videos.  
We managed a nice walk in the rain this afternoon.  Thankfully, our Tilley hats and jackets kept us nice and dry.  I decided to further brave the elements and grabbed my camera with 500 mm lens to do a little birding from the comfort of our Saturn Vue.  In my experience birds don’t seem to mind a photographer in a vehicle.  The vehicle functions almost like a blind.  I got some great shots along the canals this afternoon including a great blue heron and a great egret.  The kingfisher flitted about for over an hour but was just too fast for me to get a good shot.
I included this last shot to give you all an idea of what is next door to TT Wilderness Lakes, a dairy farm with about 500 head of cattle.  Lets just say that things can get a little ripe from time to time if the wind blows this way.  Most of the time though we don’t even know the dairy farm is there.
Cattle Yard 


  1. Malone December 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    So love your photos! We are here in Desert Hot Springs and the clouds make for some truly beautiful skies.

  2. Dennis and Donna December 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    Sometimes a little rain adds a softness to photos..Your photos today are great!!!