I have been trying to get the photo a day thing under control and have ended up with this weird, weird mixture.
The object was to get the raindrops as close to in focus as possible. ISO up as high as it would go. Alas, the result looks more like snow.
Our deck railing is made from slightly cupped 2 x 6's. I took a whole series of these and none of them worked all that well. Hard to decide where to focus and not enough light to get an infinity focus.
I am still playing with the porch screen and light effects. Here I like how the pine branches look through the shadowed part of the screen. Note that the weather has improved.
The first hints of fall colour in the stressed trees (water levels are high in the ponds because of a lot of rainfall). The white stuff all over the water is seed fluff.
I am thinking that I may do a series of vegetation shots, maybe from a set point, to document the colour change this year. I've got a pretty full calendar for September and if I take my camera with me (anyone have a way to permanently attach the camera to the dumb, forgetful photographer?) it might work out.
Love this project, I really do. I am putting up failures as well as successes because that is what makes sense to me.