Day 56 – After The Storm

31 May

I am on day 2 of my night photography theme and I thought I was going to miss my chance to go out tonight all together because we had one serious storm.

I had planned to go to the bridge and take some long exposures of the cars going by but that will have to wait until later this week because the walking path was closed. Instead we drove around downtown Louisville looking for something interesting to shoot. I love taking photographs right after it rains because everything looks so beautiful. The lights reflect off of every surface and it seems like everywhere you turn there is a photograph waiting to happen.

We drove past this beautiful building and I yelled “ACK, I want to shoot that!” After we got out of the car I noticed a fountain across the street from the building and I thought that would be an interesting forefront to add to the shot. I set up my tripod, put the camera on manual and started with the ISO set at 400. I kept the aperture at F8 and then adjusted the shutter speed until I got the lighting that I wanted. I believe I have said before that downtown Louisville looks like it is bathed in yellow at nighttime and this is no exception but I think it turned out quite lovely.

After The Storm

After The Storm


18 Responses to “Day 56 – After The Storm”

  1. Laura May 31, 2010 at 1:54 am #


  2. Jackie May 31, 2010 at 2:14 am #

    Oh Mindy! That is gorgeous!!!

    • mindymilburn May 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

      Thank you Jackie sweetie, you are too kind.

  3. Swapmeet Louie May 31, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    That is a lovely shot! I think post-rain storms are a wonderful time to take pics as well. Yes, the lighting is beautiful no matter where you look.

    Really beautiful 🙂

  4. Susan May 31, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    That’s quite the interesting building! Perfect shot!

    • mindymilburn May 31, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

      I still have no idea what building it is but it was really beautiful. Louisville has some stunning old buildings and the lighting on this one was gorgeous. So really all I had to do was point and shoot. What is really funny is how small the fountain looks, it was actually taller than Christopher but it looks so dwarfed by the building.

  5. BILL May 31, 2010 at 9:20 am #

    Are you scanning postcards again???

    Seriously… what an AWESOME picture.

    (I’m loving the time exposures)

  6. bonnie May 31, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    very nice 🙂

  7. kimhannigan May 31, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    This is simply stunning!!

  8. PMC May 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    Shooting after rain gives you those great reflections off surfaces that normally don’t reflect much. Adds depth. Reminds me of when they use hoses to wet down streets on a movie set / commercial shoot to get the look they want.

    • mindymilburn June 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

      That is what it reminded me of too 🙂 Thank you

  9. Stasia June 3, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Wow! It looks like a postcard!

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