After the Rain

This has been a brutal summer for Portland. So many days with temperatures in the 90s. All the grass turned brown early, and our gardens became crinkly. Walking down NE Alberta Street, the lack of older trees adds to the pulsating street heat. But not this morning. This morning the puddles are back and the petrichor is a welcome gift.

This photograph was made for a shadow assignment – I’m taking an Understanding Light class at New Space Center for Photography. I’ve also been trying to make a good picture of that beautiful blue wall for many months. The light has not been right until this morning.