The cold actually took it's toll on me faster than the rain. When it's really frigid and you're holding an all metal camera things start to go numb pretty quickly. Even though I only lasted a couple of hours it was a pleasantly productive morning. The weather can really change the vibe and activities of a place. People move at different paces, they observe different things, and most importantly; they ignore the guy with the camera. This inset shot is one of my keepers from the day. It's so satisfying when a composition really comes together well, especially when there is still an element of chance. Call it what you will; street photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, it's part careful composition and timing, and part hope and luck. When you mix the ingredients together just right, it's worth all the rain and numb hands in the world.
The irony of the day is that I got down there early to hit the light and the bustle of the morning. Only when I quit from the cold, rain, and finishing up my film did the sun break out and the rain stop. Figures. Of course, I won't complain. Not when I walk away with little gems like this.
If you'd like to see more, roll on over to my fine art gallery where you can check out a few of the new pieces.
As always, thanks for reading.