We can't always have dry weather (especially in the UK!), so the other day when the weather was forecast for being dull, grey and rainy I decided not to roll over and go back to sleep, but to get up and see what shots I could get. Although I could see the benefit of stormy skies in landscapes, I wasn't entirely convinced by the notion of bad weather still providing good conditions for shooting...wet weather gear on, I headed to a local woodland to see what I could find. Straight away I found the light rain had coated everything, saturating the colours of the woodland, especially the autumnal leaves. Using a tripod was essential as the low light conditions made shutter speeds too slow for shooting hand held, and I also used a cable release to help reduce camera shake. I also found shooting using the white balance set to 'cloudy' helped enhance the orange tones of the leaves and gave warmth to the images. Overall my close-up images worked the best, with the rain enhancing the colours, whereas a few landscapes I tried were really missing a burst of light! I have included a selection of the images below. There is one random abstract image, which was created when the rain suddenly got too heavy and I had to run for cover!