Have you noticed how beautiful the world looks after a rainfall?

For those of you who are technically minded, all these photos were taken with my macro lens.

The Rain Clouds Sail Away

The Sun Peeps Through

The World Turns Green

30 Comments CherryPie on Sep 8th 2011

30 Responses to “Sunshine After Early Morning Rain”

  1. jameshigham says:

    Middle one enters the soul.

  2. Bernard says:

    I have to agree – but who wants rain when you are on a hol?
    Even with a promise of a glimpse of sunshine between those grey clouds.
    The rain, however, does wash off all that dust from the foliage,
    and leaves everything looking fresh and clean, especially at this dry end of summer. I like September however – it is my favourite month.
    Big fat berries, rosy ripe apples, even mushrooms popping up here and there. Yes, the mellow fruitfulness of September. :)

    • CherryPie says:

      It had already stopped raining for the day and the rest of the day was gloriously sunny. As you say everything was looking fresh and green. I love it when it is like that.

      Yes Autumn is one of my favourite months :-)

  3. J_on_tour says:

    I don’t have a macro at the moment but I always find that 18 or 24mm can give a great alternative perspective.

    • CherryPie says:

      When I bought my camera last year, it was the one lens I knew I wanted to have because the close up and DoF was the area of photography I wanted to explore more. Eventually I got used to the fact it would be expensive and got it anyway.

      I have been taking it through it’s paces for macro shots, portrait shots and experimenting with landscape shots too. I love how vivid the colours are with this lens.

  4. Another sheer delight Cherie!

  5. Sean Jeating says:

    Leica or not Leica: Cameras like rainfall and the minutes after.
    Beautiful landscape, CherryPie. Very atmospheric.

  6. Marcie says:

    Aaah..but you had sunshine after your morning rain!! We’ve had 3 continuous days of torrential downpour. And – I do somehow love it (as strange as it sounds!!).

    • CherryPie says:

      I do quite like the rain myself, but I am glad it cleared up on this occasion. I gave chance to get out and about and visit some interesting places.

  7. Mickie Brown says:

    Really nice photos. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

  8. sally says:

    one word says it all for me…. “lush” x

  9. Ginnie says:

    I’m like Marcie…I LOVE the rain, especially the downpours. I also love the way the sun shines on the road in that middle image!

  10. Oh… that’s actually a word to describe that.
    It’s “petrichor”. ;)

  11. Claire says:

    I do like the clarity in these delightful landscapes.

  12. Yes, I agree .. it’s always so beautiful after a rainfall and your photos are outstanding!

  13. Such a beautiful sight. Still having lots of sunshine here in B.C, and knowing the rains will soon come makes me happy.

  14. Claude says:

    I love it all! The rain through your windows…The sun after the rain…Your photos are splendid. They give me the feeling of being there and enjoying the hours with you. Thank you!

  15. crash says:

    lovely landscape! beautiful light too