In the wet of the night

The response to the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment has been a bit slow. Only a handful of people have sent in entries so far with a deadline of Sunday looming. It can be a bit daunting to make the time to head out in the darkness to take pictures. And the forecast of rain for the next few days may make it more difficult for some people. But for the souls willing to brave the wet weather the rewards can be great. The rain can add an added visual element to night photography. Lights gleam a little more and reflect off of the wet surfaces. So put on your raincoat, grab an umbrella and buckle up your galoshes then head out and take your night shots.


Here are the rules:

1. Entries can be emailed to Type in “Night” in the subject line.

2. Photos have to be shot between Feb. 17 and Mar. 2.

3. Include your name (first and last), hometown, and the kind of camera/lens you used and where it was taken (ie: “Weber Avenue in downtown Stockton.”

4. If there is a recognizable person in the photo, please identify them (name, age, hometown).

5. The subject is up to you but it must be shot outdoors at night, any time after sunset to before sunrise. It can be a found situation or a created one.

6. Please feel free to include any interesting anecdotes or stories on how you took the picture.

7. The deadline for submission is Sunday, March 2. The top examples will be published on Monday, March 10 with an online gallery of all the photos on the same day.

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