I am proud to announce that the German nature photography magazine NaturFoto did publish my picture “Distant Rain Shower” in their issue 01/2016.

What a nice surprise! A friend of mine notified me earlier this week on Facebook that he found my picture “Distant Rain Shower” in issue 01/2016 of the German nature photography magazine NaturFoto, on page 71. The picture was published in the reader’s gallery, the topic was “Bad Weather” (schlechtes Wetter).

To be honest, I was not aware of the publication. I did submit the picture back in November and never heard back from the magazine. They were even creative enough to write their own text for my picture ;-). Nevertheless, I do feel honored about the publication. 

Update on 2016-01-19: The day after I wrote this article, I did receive a letter from the magazine publisher together with a complimentary copy of the magazine and a voucher for an online training platform. Very nice!

1.Making of “Distant Rain Shower”

The picture was taken during a trip to the Lofoten istands, in February 2013. I took it from a boat, as part of a sightseeing cruise. The cruise did not start too well, to be honest. We were in the middle of a snow storm, and the visibility was below 10 meters. But after about 30 minutes, the sky cleared up. In the distance, I could see the shoreline with heavy rainfall or snowfall right in front of it. Since the boat was moving on, I only had a few seconds to capture the rainfall in front of the shoreline. Of the pictures I took from that scene, I likes this one the best because of the virtual “frame”. 

There was not too much color in the picture anyway, and I knew immediately I would convert it to black & white. Using Nik Silver Efex 2, my favorite tool for Black and White conversions, only a few contrast tweaks were required to finish the post-processing.

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Robert is an enthusiast amateur photographer from Austria with a preference for black & white and infrared photography. He is an active member of the Austrian Association of Wildlife and Nature Photography (VTNÖ). In his spare time, he likes to take pictures and write about various photographic topics. More about Robert.