Winter is coming / by Mario Mirabile

Yes, the title is a shameless reference to Game of Thrones. I'm hoping it will get me a few more hits in Google. But winter IS coming. It's now mid-autumn in Melbourne, daylight saving has ended and the days are getting shorter and cooler. After a hot, dry summer we've just had our first good rain of the season. Three days of steady, soaking rain to revive our parched gardens and provide a different perspective on photography. 

The timid will retreat inside when it's wet, but rain and soft light just provide a different challenge to be mastered. It's probably wise to take appropriate precautions if your gear isn't weather sealed, but shooting in the rain can be both challenging and rewarding.