If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.
Title of photo: Raindrops Go Boom
Equipment: Sony SLT-A65V with Tamron 18-200mm f3 5-63
Tell us more about your photo: I was standing on the balcony of my apartment complex as a thunderstorm moved through the area. After the heavy rain and dark clouds moved through, a light shower followed with breaks in the clouds and the 2:30pm sun starting to shine through. I could see the raindrops exploding as they hit the concrete, creating their own fireworks show in this lighter shower. So, I grabbed my camera, found a dry spot, assumed the prone position, the only way to try and get a good shot and fired away. I did very little post processing in Adobe Lightroom with this photo. The natural sunlight was awesome filling the frame and highlighting the exploding raindrops. I’m fairly new at photography, but what I learned most importantly is to get out there and take the shot.