The forecast was bleak for the next couple of days. I was optimistic for some overcast days well least when the rain would ease off. How do you prepare in the event of your photo trip being a total wash out ? In the event after driving for 3 to 4 hours in awful weather with no hope of some kind of improvement – I’m going to be quite pissed off! Of course I was looking for grey and gloomy weather to photograph gorges but without so much rain. What to do ?
Nonetheless I had a plan, chop, hack the handle off an umbrella might seem a bit crazy. But combined with a portable light stand I think it just might work. This DIY solution proved very successful using a very large umbrella I was able to work with filters and changing lens without the worry of rain drops falling where they shouldn’t. The light stand is a Luma Pro brand which can extend to close to 2 metres so no problem with clearance. When the stand is folded up its only a mere 40 or so centimetres.
Below are the images of the setup and the final result!
The end result ….
Now downstream in the Engenlochschlucht