Sirimiri


This morning there was a light rain, fine drizzle or a Sirimiri. The type that seems to soak you and makes my hair go curly. I like the Spanish work Sirimiri to describe this type of rain.

You would think that it’s not a good day for taking photographs but with careful planning you can be rewarding with some stunning shots.

Not all rain is the same

Just like grey skies, rain comes in many varieties, each of which presents unique challenges for the photographer. Drizzle is the lightest type and relatively easy to work in. The droplets of water are smaller than raindrops and it can often be confused with mist.

Rain drops on tree branches

Thunderstorms are obviously much more violent, and while they can be tricky to work in, there can be some great opportunities for original images. Storms that involve thunder and lightning are more common in late spring, particularly during the afternoon and evening, so it’s a good idea to check the weather forecast.

Looking though my archive, I don’t seem to have any lightening shots, maybe that’s something I need to work on!

Rain drops on leaves

Rain with wind is possibly the most difficult weather condition to work in, particularly if the direction of the wind changes. It is possible to work with your back to the wind, but you will find that it probably changes direction. Also, it can blow the rain at your camera and damage your camera.

There’s a storm brewing – Cumbria

You can also take interesting shots in the rain by capturing moving vehicles and the spray they create. Use a long lens to avoid getting splashed, and try shooting from an open window or upper floor of a car park. If it’s just too wet to venture out, consider photographing the window as a possible subject for cool abstracts.

Taking images of water droplets on the glass pane while making the landscape/garden outside out of focus can look stunning.

You can protect your camera by using a clear plastic bag over your camera, secure the bag over your lens with elastic bands, then cut out a hole for the lens.

Sirimiri

A light rain; A fine drizzle;

Stronger than mist

but less than a shower

Pronunciation: si-ri-mi-ri

Origin: Spanish

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Sirimiri

This morning there was a light rain, fine drizzle or a Sirimiri. The type that seems to soak you and makes my hair go curly. I like the Spanish work Sirimiri to describe this type of rain. You would think that it’s not a good day for taking photographs but with careful planning you can […]

Rain

Rain, rain, rain…

Non stop rain all day, you can tell it’s approaching the Summer holidays! Everything is sodden, so not in the mood for taking any images today. Hopefully the sun will be out for the rest of the week to dry it all up. The following images are from last year’s trip to the Lake District […]

2022 april Autumn botanical cats february Flowers lakes memories months national trust nature Photography SJ Butler Spring travels video Yorkshire

Rain, rain, rain…

Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip

Non stop rain all day, you can tell it’s approaching the Summer holidays! Everything is sodden, so not in the mood for taking any images today. Hopefully the sun will be out for the rest of the week to dry it all up.

The following images are from last year’s trip to the Lake District in Cumbria. One of my favourite places to visit, so hopefully I’ll get to visit this year for a few days.

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Waterfall

Look at the rain long enough, with no thoughts in your head, and you gradually feel your body falling loose, shaking free of the world of reality. Rain has the power to hypnotize.”

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Meraki

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