The rain had slowed to a sprinkle. When I looked outside I noticed our Cosmos shining like little jewels. With my camera in one hand and an umbrella in the other I went to see why they were so bright when the clouds were still so thick. It turned out to be the Sun peeking through the end of the storm clouds just enough to to backlight the Cosmos. The Sunshine made the flower bright enough to use a fast shutter speed and wide aperture. This allowed me to hand-hold the camera while staying dry holding the umbrella.
~ Daniel Kmiecik