Strange Spells Chanted Silently

Strange Spells Chanted Silently

 

Lake Street in the rain

I took this photo on November 17, 2015, and processed it in my digital darkroom May 3rd, 2020. Click to embiggen

Tools:

Nikon D7000
35.0 mm f/1.8
ƒ/2.5
35.0 mm
Shutter -1/60
ISO 100

Tri-X 400, in emulation, provided via a Photoshop filter (Exposure 5), plus some other tricks-of-the-trade, including using a gold reflector, and other techniques to accentuate the rain.

A while ago1 I purchased a raincoat for my camera: basically a thick, transparent plastic sleeve with a drawstring at one end. The drawstring is used to wrap tightly around the end of the lens, and the rest of the camera is contained within the sleeve, and thus kept dry. It works pretty well actually, except changing camera settings is a bit tricky, as is focusing, sometimes.

Footnotes:
  1. probably before this photo was taken, but maybe not, who can remember []

Sidewalks Sleek With Regrets and Recriminations was uploaded to Flickr

River North,Chicago, light rain

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https://flic.kr/p/2c5Bt4t

I took Sidewalks Sleek With Regrets and Recriminations on November 04, 2018 at 06:30AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 09, 2018 at 10:02PM

Evening Full of Cold Facts and Warm Grins was uploaded to Flickr

Rainy summer night

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http://flic.kr/p/GeNaVz

I took Evening Full of Cold Facts and Warm Grins on April 17, 2013 at 03:04PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 14, 2016 at 03:54PM

That time of night when you can’t sleep, but know you shouldn’t fix yourself another drink, so you stare out the window, and listen to the rain was uploaded to Flickr

aka the 3 AM Blues

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http://flic.kr/p/CovvAk

I took That time of night when you can’t sleep, but know you shouldn’t fix yourself another drink, so you stare out the window, and listen to the rain on December 20, 2015 at 06:01PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 21, 2015 at 02:16AM

An Image of Metaphors was uploaded to Flickr

rain droplets on my back porch

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http://flic.kr/p/BS8QYU

I took An Image of Metaphors on September 12, 2015 at 11:29AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 06, 2015 at 05:59PM

Nearly Perfect Music was uploaded to Flickr

Grand Avenue Bridge in the rain

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http://flic.kr/p/BwsDTK

I took Nearly Perfect Music on November 17, 2015 at 01:04PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 29, 2015 at 04:59PM

Greyhound 6373 was uploaded to Flickr

Rain, West Loop

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http://flic.kr/p/AfbPn3

I took Greyhound 6373 on November 17, 2015 at 02:27PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 17, 2015 at 09:49PM

Light Rain Blues was uploaded to Flickr

Broadway, Chicago

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http://flic.kr/p/saDdBh

I took Light Rain Blues on May 03, 2015 at 08:08PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 04, 2015 at 03:07AM

Every False Thing Ends was uploaded to Flickr

Franklin St. Bridge in the rain

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http://flic.kr/p/raHLho

I took Every False Thing Ends on December 22, 2014 at 03:32PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2015 at 04:46PM

Evening Comes Early Enough For A Stroll was uploaded to Flickr

Division and Damen in a light rain

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http://flic.kr/p/prjGmW

I took Evening Comes Early Enough For A Stroll on April 13, 2014 at 07:33PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 12, 2014 at 03:31PM

Our Cup Is Going To Empty Itself was uploaded to Flickr

Sugar Maple and other fallen leaves in the rain, Frostpocket, Ontario.

I cheated a little: this is a photo of a wheelbarrow filling with rain water. There were two leaves, but I added a couple from the ground.

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I took Our Cup Is Going To Empty Itself on September 14, 2014 at 05:54PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 03, 2014 at 03:48AM

A Photo For All And None was uploaded to Flickr

Spadina, and Dundas, Toronto

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http://flic.kr/p/qbFSR5

I took A Photo For All And None on September 20, 2014 at 11:09PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 28, 2014 at 05:32PM