Weekly Photography Assignment: Rain

Each week we’ll be giving you a theme that you can submit a photo for, and we’ll choose our two favourites to be featured on the Nature TTL website. Participating in these assignments will be a great way for you to force yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Week 53: Rain

Our theme this week is Rain. This should be an easy one for most of us in the northern regions heading into winter! Capture rain on camera – try as many ways as you possibly can. Look for puddles with splashes, streaks with wildlife, and just general miserable days. This should be fun, and give you an excuse to go out in the pouring rain. So wrap up warm, grab a waterproof, and get going!

Submit Your Photo

To enter your photo to this assignment, add it in the comments below this post. By submitting your photo, you are giving us permission to feature your photo the following week if it is chosen as one of our favourites.

weekly photo assignment
To enter your photo, look at the comments at the bottom of the page and press the ‘Upload Image’ button.

Here are some guidelines to keep things running smoothly:

  • Photos must be your own work
  • Please enter no more than 3 photos per week
  • Please only enter photos taken within the week of the assignment
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Tuesday, 14th November, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourite

Here is our favourite entry from last week’s submission, Forest Details! You can view all of the entries here.

Photo by Duncan McNaught

This first image by Duncan is chosen because of the perspective and angle he has looked to achieve. The detail of the leaf on the left fallen tree, which acts as a lovely leading line into the image, adds a necessary punch of colour into the scene that lifts the whole image entirely. As for details, well there are plenty of them! From lichen to leaves and bark. Great work!

Photo by John Fecteau

Some lovely, sharp, colourful details from John here. Again, the punch of colour from an autumnal leaf really lifts the image. There’s so much to explore here, and you can spend a long time looking around the frame. I really like it.

Photo by Nicky Beeson

You can’t have an autumnal, forest detail competition without a shot like this. Lovely flowing water wrapping its way around the rocks in the stream. Totally scattered with autumn leaves, this shot is also full of details to explore. I love those mossy rocks on the right of the frame, too. Great work!

Inspiration

Never tired ! by Tristan Quevilly on 500px.com

 

Waterdrops by Sandro Schmidt on 500px.com

 

Captivate by Lizzy Gadd on 500px.com

 

Images embedded from 500px.com

Good luck!

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  • Jean Rolfe

    Rain Deer !

    I’m fortunate to live on the doorstep of the UK’s largest rewilding project – Knepp Castle Wildlands, in West Sussex. These stunning Red Deer are helping to transform 3000 acres of agricultural land back to wilder days and it’s proving to be a ground breaking ecological success story

    This handsome chap captured how I was feeling on a very wet, miserable Sunday. He looked cold, fed up and sodden but still absolutely magnificent

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e843f2d1b4c2717fb522f07e442ea7b40869edc3c635e12a91e533d0325ea111.jpg

  • Jean Rolfe

    Rain Deer !

    I’m fortunate to live on the doorstep of the UK’s largest rewilding project – Knepp Castle Wildlands, in West Sussex. These stunning Red Deer are helping to transform 3000 acres of agricultural land back to wilder days and it’s proving to be a ground breaking ecological success story.

    We have plenty of rain in the UK unfortunately, so no shortage of opportunities.

    This handsome chap captured how I was feeling – very wet, very miserable and very cold – but unlike me, he was still absolutely magnificent!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91307e93e5b31fdfec326a1e237fd77fa602c169c7fb0826021f195a02eaac00.jpg

    • Chosen as our favourite this week – congratulations!

      • Jean Rolfe

        Many thanks, much appreciated

        • Jean Rolfe

          And good to see you’ve replied – not. Disappointing!

          • Sorry, I overlooked the notification. The number of entries we get does vary, and sometimes we don’t choose a favourite on a particular week. Sometimes I choose to offer some pointers for the benefit of everyone reading the article, but they are only meant in good faith. After all, it’s totally subjective and some people would disagree with me perhaps!

          • Jean Rolfe

            No worries – and the reply much appreciated. Pointers are always great just wasn’t sure about it in this context, but what you’ve said makes perfect sense – and its good to hear a favourite isn’t always chosen

  • David Lewis

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c648352f566355508540fb72cf71fd6ee8e62702beb1022fb7e72962d65ee82.jpg After becoming an adult, this mayfly had to float down a stream and wait for his wings to dry before becoming air worthy. While taking a rest on my vehicle, a shower saturated his wings again. I started my vehicle and drove slowly down the road creating a breeze to expedite the drying process allowing him to fly once again.

  • Andy Gregory

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d3b8053fac1ecc39af1fd5901ebf04089b16d967194a147ac0fee74ffe52d118.jpg I took this image of a coot in a downpour a while back at Fairburn Ings. We only just managed to get in to the hide as the rain came down. Taken with a Canon EOS 7D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS lens.