13 January, 2011

Singing In The Rain

Soggy Deception.

Who’s crazy enough to venture out at night in the pouring rain, lugging expensive, not so waterproof gear, shooting long exposure HDRs? This Guy!

I can’t say that I was excited about it but I didn’t want to scrap a whole night of shooting because of a little rain. Besides, I had an umbrella and a plan. A tricky part was setting up all the gear while keeping it (and myself) as dry as possible. Perhaps the trickiest part though, was convincing my wife to hold the umbrella over me while I set up and took shots.

Who’s the crazy one now? Still me? Considering that I talked my wife into venturing out on a 4 hour walk, at night, in the pouring rain with promises of adventure and intrigue… Well, lets just say that holding an umbrella over my head wasn’t part of the initial sales pitch. What’s love without a little bit of deception now and again? It’s perfectly healthy right? (Don’t answer that)

Instead, check out the sweet reflections on the ground and the rain streaks in the sky. Is it a complicated endeavor to shoot in these conditions? Yes. Is it worth it sometimes? Absolutely! Besides, your wife will forgive you… eventually.

Daily Banana – Singing In The Rain

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About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, writer, public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world.


As featured by Professional Photographer MagazineCNet Australia,, Wacom USA, and Fstoppers, Elia has built an engaged social media following of nearly 3 million people across FacebookGoogle+TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat. Due to the years of dedication and genuine openness with his audience, he has become one of the most followed photographers in the world.


Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world.


Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of photography that has become well known around the world. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, beauty, depth and emotion. Many of his photos have been used in some of the most widely circulated publications in the world including National Geographic.


Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on many different websites including his popular blog, blamethemonkey.com, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours.