“I can tell Bob Dylan in an instant,” she said. “Because his harmonica’s worse than Stevie Wonder?” She laughed again. Nice to know I could still make someone laugh. “No, I really like his voice,” she said. “It’s like a kid standing at the window watching the rain.”

Haruki Murakami, from Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

When I read this yesterday it got me thinking about rain. So here is a collection of pictures of rain.

I am fortunate in that I have a Lumix Panasonic G9 camera and a 3 lenses that are weatherproof.  An Olympus 17mm f1.2, a Leica 12mm f1.4 and an Olympus f2.8 60mm macro lens.  In the past I have used sandwich bags to protect my cameras and lenses.  Put the camera in a resealable camera bag with a filter.  Pull the bag tight over the lens and screw the filter back on so that it cuts a hole in the bag.  You can then attach a lens hood to keep rain off the front of the filter.  Don’t go swimming with it.  I once did experience a freak downpour with a Canon 5D and this setup and the camera was fucked up to the tune of several hundred quid but insurance paid out for it.  The picture below is my Lumix GX9 and Olympus 17mm 1.8 lens.



If you are wondering about the strap, its shock cord you can buy from outdoor shops.  There will be a blog about my straps soon.

Here are some of my rain pictures taken with various equipment including mobile phones. Click on any picture to enlarge it and then scroll through. If you look below the pictures you will see metadata with details of equipment.


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