The day I took this, it started raining right around the sunset. I thought about going back to my hotel, but as I was leaving the Paris next day, I thought I wait, maybe the rain stops. So i hid under one of the bridges, and spend the next 30 minutes watching a couple playing chess there :) And not that it stopped raining after that, but at least it stopped raining enough for me to take few photos.

I tend to use my 24-70mm lens when it rains. The reasons is very simple, and I think you would see it once you see the lens hood on it. It’s just massive, and it keeps the front of the lens nice and dry.

This is a HDR from 5 exposures, created in Oloneo PHotoengine and finished in Photoshop.
After the rain

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine
Number of exposures: 5, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8
Focal length: 63mm, Aperture: 5.6, Middle exposure time: 4s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes

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