Photo of the Day

Palm trees seen through a rain-covered windshield
April 9, 2011

Thunderstorm, Florida

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

It rains almost every afternoon in the sunshine state. I work in a strip mall and left work to threatening, but beautiful, skies. I put on a long lens, intending to shoot only these treetops and sky. It immediately poured rain, forcing me into the car. What a blessing. I used the long lens and focused on the rain-covered windshield. It lessened the depth of field, adding to image distortion, eliminating strip mall clutter, and creating an image with the feel of a Florida afternoon thunderstorm.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

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Photograph by Michael Roberts,Your Shot
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