Guadalcanal Weather Coast: Makaruka Rain

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Comments (4)

H George on September 15, 2008

A powerful photojournalist style shot. Did you bottle the rain and bring it back?

Ian Stehbens on September 15, 2008

Thanks HG, but I wished that I had been clever enough to slow the shutter speed much more with a smaller aperture, for I would have liked to have emphasised the rain more to match the torrential fall that was occurring. I appreciate your feedback, but I didn't have a bottle of any description. I actually came back, tired, dehydrated, saturated, hungry, bitten and with sunburnt feet! I am ok now!

Kind regards,


Ed. Rodríguez Prati on September 15, 2008

I've grown accustomed to big rains and floods here Ian so this photo makes me feel a strange fear sensation. It's undoubtedly well done, greetings, Edmundo

Ian Stehbens on September 16, 2008

Hi Edmundo,

I am glad this photo communicates with you. As I said to HG above, I wish I had slowed the speed and been able to emphasise the rain a little more. But then I have a lot to learn yet about this camera's possibilities. Thanks for your greetings, too.


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    by Ian Stehbens