Thirteen Ways Of Looking At Rain: Two
If you watched the video about the work of Saul Leiter on yesterday's post you will see the influence already! I have watched the trailer about six times and am very tempted to buy the DVD.
Instead of waking up, looking out of the window and groaning because it is raining, I think instead 'I wonder how I can photograph the rain today?' - and it does get me out of the door, which is good...
Today's rain is so fine you cannot see it or hear it. You can feel it, just, on your skin, and see how it has collected on surfaces like the glass of the greenhouse.
In Scotland we call it smirr. See here for a lovely explanation.
Saul Leiter says he is the kind of person who 'likes to postpone things', and in the city yesterday I saw this sign -
Procaffeination - the tendency to put things off until you've had a cup of coffee.