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#write31days ~ Day 5: Dancing in the Rain



dancing in puddles


California has seen a scarcity of rain the past several years. It has gotten to the point that every drop is cause for celebration.

Evelyn gets especially jazzed about jumping in those puddles and begs to go outside and splash in them every time they appear. How can I turn her down since we don’t know how long it will be before we see them again?

One evening, she took daddy outside and had a little rain dance with him. And then continued on long after he returned inside. Can’t stop the rhythm of that little girl.

The first two photos, I was actually able to capture the raindrops as they fell. It was difficult keeping the shutter speed fast enough to capture their action, but slow enough to capture the drops. {Click through on that second one, especially, to see their capture!} Also, I’m not a big fan of using the attached flash on my camera, but it was necessary that evening because of how dark it was outside. I like the way they turned out, despite having to use it. 🙂

9 Thoughts on “#write31days ~ Day 5: Dancing in the Rain

  1. Oh, I love these! Especially the first and the third one- I think those are my favorites. Her joy (and his!) is palpable.

    I appreciate the perspective, too. It’s been raining here for days on end, and today we finally got some sun. We’ve gotten rather whiny about it. It’s good to be reminded that not everyone is getting all the rain they want and then some.

    • It’s always sunnier…or something like that. 😉 I would have a hard time if it was going on for days without end–probably even more so than this. It’s better to have a nice balance. We’ll have to send God a message about that…..

  2. I’m loving all of these. The fist one here just steals my heart, and I love the pigtails from the other day too. The lighting on that one was really delightful!

    I’ve heard of light box but haven’t tried it, for awhile I used gimp (free version of Photoshop) which was hard to figure out but always worth the time I put into it. After my old computer crashed didn’t have it and just haven’t gotten around to downloading it because I’m not doing much anymore (aside from IG and vsco cam apps…lol sad face).

    • Thanks, Megan! You’re really sweet!
      My husband really likes Gimp, and another photographer friend of mine recommended it a while ago. I had kind of forgotten about it…thanks for the reminder!

  3. The perfect dress for twirling in the rain!

  4. The sweet joy in her face! There’s nothing like the love between a parent and child.

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