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Why Carry Your Camera With You In The Rain?

Why Carry Your Camera With You In The Rain?

It can be tempting to leave your camera home when you are out and about in the rain.We invest a lot of money when it comes to the cameras that we purchase. So why risk them in bad weather? The answer is very simple. The bad weather often provides us with some of the most unexpected and wonderful images.

Winter is a favourite time for me to have my camera with me at all times as you just never know nor can we predict at times how dramatic the unexpected can be. The images in this blog were all unexpected. Travelling along in the car and then, pop, there it was. Car stops, jump out and capture an image that only lasts a very short time.

This pic went against past experiences as this rainbow lasted for approximately a  minute which is a long time in rainbow world.

In 2 out of the 3 pics, the  rain had just stopped and the rest is history.There have been times when I have got the camera wet  and it was worth getting wet at the time.The last picture I did get wet along with the camera and it was very cold but the end result was worth getting a little wet.

Many don’t like the cold weather  and most would prefer the warmer months. All seasons will give you amazing pictures but winter, bad weather will always give you something that is so unpredictable and so rewarding.It comes with a cost of being out in the cold weather. You can always get warmly dressed with rain protective gear.

The next time you see storms or rough weather coming your way, hop in the car and go for a drive and see what you come across. Rainbows are usually related to rain  and you won’t get that rainbow by staying in doors. Happy clicking in the rain:)

Pete Dobré

Author Pete Dobré

Pete's photography is self taught. As a young child photography was an interest. His passion for the varying landscapes of Oz comes from frequent visits as a youngster, to his Gandparent's sheep farm in Barmera, a small country town in South Australia. Pete Dobré is a Freelance Photographer who blazes the trail for 6 months each year, capturing awe-inspiring images. Pete's work expresses his creative flair, emotions and love for the natural scapes of Australia. He remembers the hot day when he was 8, leaving town for the farm. His parents had an old car. Within about 2 kilometres of reaching the farm gate, they were bogged on a small red sand dune. The flies were buzzing continuously and the heat was beating down. Sticks, leaves and branches were wedged under the back tyres, to get the car moving. His mum was in a panic but Pete thought that it was exciting. From that moment he knew that he loved being out in creation, with the sense of adventure in the wild. This is where Pete's passion began. Photography for Pete is an expressive means for visual communication. He says, 'There is never a boring moment in my work. There is always something to photograph and I love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.' Pete's aim as a photographer is to present images that provoke and stimulate the mind, to capture God's awesome creation and to share this with others. If Pete can do a little justice to God's creativity, then he is quietly satisfied. As a photographer Pete's inspiration and passion for his work comes from knowing God who created everything in the beginning. Knowing God, the Creator gives more substance and meaning to what he captures on film. Pete sees his role as freezing a moment in time and history which will never be repeated exactly the same again. The light, clouds and seasons will always be different. Pete's love for natural conditions at different times of the day, displaying varying moods and cloud formations makes his work very special and eye catching.

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