focal length: 105 mm
shutter speed: 1/100
aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 200
flash: not fired

The rain was pelting against the window this morning, leaving it’s mark on the glass. We’ve had rain off and on in recent days and although my spirits aren’t dampened, I was in that kind of mood photographically. I grabbed my lonely macro lens and took a few shots. Manual focusing of course since I was so close up. It’s just easier to focus the lens myself when using a macro. The shot above didn’t really “pop” so I cooled the white balance, deepened the blacks, increased the vibrance and added a subtle vignette.

Ah, much moodier than the original below.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit