The musical ‘Singing in the Rain’ is headlining at the Palace Theatre. As I walked by it, I thought it was rather appropriate, if not a bit cliché, given the weather. There were some other people passing by who were posing in front of it with their cameras – having their photo taken.
I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the theatre and the sign, even if it were a bit cliché. Rain can certainly dampen things, including feelings and the mood of someone or a community. Too much or too little rain can cause catastrophe, but it is necessary for life.
As a photographer, I often get frustrated when it rains. I can photograph in most whether conditions – even when it’s overcast. Rain, though, can damage equipment if a photographer isn’t careful. However, the bright side of rain is that it forces me to stop and reflect. Without giving my artistic side time to itself and to reflect, then taking photographs becomes difficult. It’s a bit like having writers block.
After a couple of Saturdays in a row taking photos, I was glad it was raining. Although I wasn’t singing about it, I was glad to have time to reflect and not feel pressured into taking photos.