Living in California we have been “spoiled”  with an abnormally warm and dry winter season.  Okay so we don’t get what many would call a “true winter” around these parts, we get a rainy season with cool temperatures.  So the word around here is drought, like lakes at there lowest levels in 50 years.

Thankfully we are getting some good measurable rainfall here and some snow in the Sierra Nevadas.  So of course there is no better time to go take photographs than in the rain.  So my friend Richard and I set up the hill slightly to Amador City and Sutter Creek to put the weather proofing of our cameras to the test.

Shooting in the rain adds an extra layer of depth to your photographs and adds to the overall experience of the day.  The rain does add some technical difficulty, but I feel the effects added out weight them.  Doing what would normally be a mundane task, like changing lenses or switching out your SD/CF card, take a little bit of planning or at least a search for cover from the rain.

Well here are a few of the shots from the day, hope you like them, and if you are so inclined feel free to drop a comment or share with your friends.  Happy Shooting.

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