25 Lessons I Have Learned
17. Don’t Be Afraid of the Elements

”Neither sleet nor rain nor snow..” or something quite akin to that is the motto of the US Postal Service. It is etched in stone at the top of the main postal office in NYC on 8th Avenue and I pass it practically everyday.

Good photographers should likewise not fear nature when she’s being naughty. For when everyone else is cowering inside or huddled futilely under on umbrella—you, my astute and brave photographer, are positioned strategically under a wee bit lip of an awning, with your hooded poncho and baseball cap, sitting pretty and patiently, waiting to click all those wonderful shots of people scurrying like ants being taunted by a precocious six-year old boy

Of course, there is a fine line between taking advantage of adversity and foolishly subjecting your camera to irreparable harm. But I haven’t figured out what to do about it yet…wrap Her in plastic food wrap maybe? Suggestions are quite welcome.

*a splashing example: Frans Peter Verheyen's alotofrain

*please note: the photographer and the photograph cited do not necessarily reflect the views of the lesson or any other random thoughts of the writer.

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