Early Morning Rain

It is Challenger’s Choice over at Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge this week. The morning sun already started burning off the water drops from the overnight rain when I found this succulent.

My photographer-friends here in Northern California are taking photos of water—rain drops, rivers, lakes and puddles—and so am I. Four years of drought conditions can do that to a person.

I used the Hipstamatic app (Eric Lens/Love 81 Film/Jolly Rainbo 2X Flash combo) to take this photo.

early mornig rain_text

My buddy Andrew has an humorous look at our weather patterns today over at his blog, Andrew’s View of the Week. It’s worth a look if you have the time.


  14 comments for “Early Morning Rain

  1. February 22, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Wonderful color, and the composition draws the eye right into the center. Those rain drops are enticing….it’s so wonderful to know we have them back again.


    • February 23, 2016 at 6:16 AM

      The drops are enticing—I like that word. How’s the weather for you down South?


  2. Suzanne
    February 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    These are terrific. The plant looks so alive and fresh it’s like I could actually touch it.


    • February 23, 2016 at 6:15 AM

      Thanks, Suzanne. Those iPhone cameras are something else when combined with the right app. I am hooked on Hipstamatic.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. February 22, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Love this, Allan, makes me feel as though I could reach out and touch it.


  4. February 22, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Allan, sweet rain that brings hope to your area. The succulent with the gentle drops of water are just the kind of rain needed so that it can be absorbed slowly and not run off. Hipstamatic does it again. Of course, it’s your composition that makes the difference. I like the way the edges are made brighter by the light and the app. Happy Photo Challenge.


    • February 23, 2016 at 6:13 AM

      Thanks, Sally. I appreciate the opportunity that your weekly challenge provides to us—a chance to stretch ourselves and try more new things.


  5. February 22, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Allan, your shot is filled with the joy of the fatness of the earth brought about by just the right conditions and I love the color.



    • February 23, 2016 at 6:10 AM

      Thanks, Janet. The deep green color stirs something inside of me. Perhaps the optimism of Spring and the hope for new life.


  6. Pan
    February 22, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    That really turned out nice, I like how the water is like a satin finish on the plant, the light and color are soft and pleasing..

    Who could blame you guys, the opportunity might literally dry up..

    Liked by 1 person

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