Wet Weather for the Wichita Riverfest

According to the National Weather Service: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 60…

Rainy evening in Wichita, KS

Rainy evening in Wichita, KS

So the weather is not necessarily great for participating in some of the day’s events, but that doesn’t have to stop you from getting some great photos.  Wet subjects can create a nice color saturation for your photos, and the reduced crowds can make it easier to get to some of the places you want to shoot.  Carry a plastic bag with shredded newspaper in it and place your camera in the bag to draw moisture out of the camera.  Just be sure to keep the bag sealed so it’s not absorbing moisture from the atmosphere while you’re shooting.  You can also use a plastic bag to cover your camera while shooting.  Just tear a hole for the lens to stick out and be careful to keep the rain drops off the front of the lens.

Obviously; you should observe normal safety precautions for being out in the weather.  Remember the 30/30 rule about lightning: if you see lighting and hear thunder within 30 seconds, get inside and stay they until 30 minutes after the last thunder.  Ok, those of you who know me, know that I don’t necessarily adhere to that rule, but I still want you to be safe out there.


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~ by jrcowell on May 10, 2009.

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