Day 103: Rain On A Chair

by Ivan Steenkamp April. 16, 2017 1127 views


The weather has taken a turn in New Zealand. Part of Cyclone Debbie hit the North Island and did a lot of damage in many places over the island. Kaitaia suffered no damage that I know of. 

After the rain had passed and the sun had came out I went onto the deck to get some fresh air. I noticed this chair with water droplets on it and thought it would make an OK photo for the day. I forgot about it for a while so when I remembered it the sun had evaporated some of the water. 

I like how realistic the water droplets look on screen.

The reason why I converted it to Black and White was to emphasise the form and pattern of the water droplets.

Water droplets with highlights on them. The droplets are on a chair. The photo is in Black and White

Metadata: D5300, 18-105mm @ 45mm, ƒ/5, 1/400, ISO-400.

Editing: Photoshop and Camera Raw. I converted the photo to B&W in CR. High Pas filter to sharpen it.


My best wishes goes out to those people in the parts of New Zealand that got hit hard by Cyclone Debbie.

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Arleta 3 years, 9 months ago

Great work!

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Pam Brighton 3 years, 9 months ago

The drops are really great. interested to see your surname is Steenkamp, are your folks ex pat South Africans or Zimbabwean?

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Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Pam Brighton 3 years, 9 months ago

Thank you Pam! Click on the tree dots next to Archive and Tags and then click on "about Drawing With Light"... You'll find out the answer there :)

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Pam Brighton Replied to Ivan Steenkamp 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Ivan, I know Lyttelton well, my brother lived there until recently. Carry on the good work with your photography, its great!

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Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Pam Brighton 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Pam! Its great to have the support of a fellow Afrikaner!

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