"You are the shelter from the rain, and the rain that washes me away"
by Jars of Clay (I Need You)
It was an unexpected Thursday night of the weekly shutter therapy session that the sky decided to cruelly pour on us. To most people, that would be a cue to stop and give up the session for the night. Not to us, well, the fun has just started. I know, call us crazy, but if you have the heart to shoot, rain or shine, you will still shoot. The weather is not an excuse !!
With an umbrella on one hand, camera on another, we attacked the streets of Bukit Bintang, capturing some of the most liveliest expressions and mood ever. Ideas, inspiration and motivation all came from Luke Ding.
All images were taken with Olympus PEN E-PL1 and kit lens 14-42mm. Flash was used, and ISO was set to between 1600-3200.
It was surely a different experience shooting in the rain. There was the fear of getting the camera splashed (hence the need for weather-sealed camera such as the OM-D E-M5), and walking in shoes which were very slippery under wet conditions (I was not prepared for rain). Nonetheless, it was a very enjoyable session, because everything was so dynamic on the street, with people running toward the nearby shelter, or putting all sorts of weird things on or over their head to cover from the rain.
An extremely busy weekend coming ahead. I hope I have spare time for shutter therapy !!