After It Rains

More rainy day photos but I don’t mind. I like the cloudy-bright light on shiny surfaces.  I arrived in Chicago to a hard rain the other day but by the time I arrived downtown the rain had almost stopped. Ten minutes latter the rain was done and I was happy to have the empty streets to myself, though I only had a few hours to spend before it was time to turn around and get back to the airport again.

It’s funny how I swing between color and black & white photographs. I usually like bold color but sometimes it’s a distraction. I like the distortion in this photo and other than the B&W conversion I didn’t have to do much to it except pull down the brightest highlights at the top of the frame.