2022—Raindrops on Roses

We’ve had a bit of welcome and much needed rain in drought stricken California over the past few days. It was nice to see actual raindrops on the roses, not just drops from sprinklers as is usually the case. I used my Nikkor ZMC 105mm macro lens with the Nikon Z9 set to a square image size to capture the detail of the drops on Betty Boop, a floribunda and one of my all-time favorite roses. The storms clouds and the redwood trees over my neighbor’s house are reflected in the largest drop.