A rainy day (photo) walk

This post is by Om Malik from On my Om

We photographers are an odd bunch. When the weather is bad, we decide to leave our dwellings and go out in search of photos. Last week, after hiding in my cave for over a week, a rainy day allowed me to put the underused Leica M10 Monochrome to work. It was a chance for me to clock some much-needed steps — and much-needed visual exercise.

Even though I am primarily a landscape photographer, I have been trying to translate my approach to landscapes to urbanscapes. Creating images that capture silence or reinforce the need for silence is much harder on busy city streets. Rainy days and foggy mornings make everything easier.

I went out for a photo walk with Chris Michel. We started at our new favorite espresso joint and then made our way towards the Embarcadero. There were only a few people to be seen anywhere — not that the birds were complaining.

Here is a small subset of photos — made with Leica M10 Monochrome and a Leica f2/50mm-ASPH Summicron lens and lightly edited for brightness and contrast.