Black and white photographs celebrating the sparkling side of a dark and stormy day
There's something magical about rainy days. They refresh the land. They cool the air. They sparkle and shine, in spite of dark clouds and gloomy light.
"A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us."
—Henry David Thoreau
It's a little-known fact that the southeastern US (where I live) gets more annual rainfall than the Pacific Northwest, affording plenty of opportunities to make rainy day pictures. The nasty weather that keeps most landscape photographers at home, draws me out with camera and umbrella in hand.
Having grown up in hot and dusty Texas, I appreciate the liquid gold that falls from the sky. I remember the dry, cracked Earth under my feet every summer. Even now, as I write this, drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa is dangerously close to having no water supply for its 4 million inhabitants.
So, celebrate the rain with me. Enjoy these black and white photographs of magical days filled with rain. Signed fine art prints are available. See more of my rain and fog photographs here.
Black and white macro photograph of raindrops on a tree branch. Buy a fine art print here.
Detail photo: Raindrops reflect the inverted landscape in a unique way.
Black and white photograph of a glowing raindrop on a dark and gloomy day. Buy a fine art print here.
Dark Treeline, a black and white photograph by Keith Dotson. Buy a fine art print.
Raindrops on branches, square format photograph
Raindrops on a fallen leaf, black and white photograph by Keith Dotson. Buy a print.
Row of Raindrops, by fine art photographer Keith Dotson. Buy a signed photograph.
Bug's Eye View of the World. Buy a fine art print.
Replenished, photograph of raindrops on a succulent. Click to buy a fine art print.