You may have noticed that I've been posting a considerable amount of images shot in the rain or under active water.
This is a relatively new area for me, and for good reason. A few years ago, I visited Germany, Austria, and Italy, photographing standard tourist imagery--and my friends along the way--with a digital point-and-shoot. I ended up getting caught in the rain at the Coliseum, of all places, losing the entire contents of the memory card in the process to irreversible damage.
As a result, I've been quite reluctant to shoot under wet conditions, even though many digital SLRs claim to be weather-resistant.
I am quite fascinated by the variety of abstraction--not to mention an evocative atmosphere--one gets from water obscuring parts of an image.
The above, for instance, is a grouse standing on a stone bench and enjoying a bit of a shower on a local mountain.
Oh, and this might be a good place to mention that I did lose a smartphone to a similar kind of irreparable damage a few weeks ago despite wearing a serious raincoat!