So what do you do when a client books you for a Hudson Valley photo tour and it's pouring rain?
Bridge leading into Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY
We started at the Vanderbilt Mansion, in Hyde Park, NY -- always good for autumn color and vistas. We shot these through the rain-lashed windshield -- I love the blurred colors.
Vanderbilt Mansion lawn, Hyde Park, NY
We had a great day of shooting. Rain darkens tree bark and highlights color. As long as you can keep your camera dry, it's a great time to photograph. I brought along a couple of microfiber cloths, and Cherree and I basically sat in the car and shot through the open windows. If the shot looked really good, we might even deign to get out of the car and stand beside it.
We hit peak color and got great stuff and had a wonderful time. (cue Gene Kelly, Singing in the Rain)