There's nothing like a wet and cold, late November autumn. I was totally looking forward to those heavy rains, gray clouds and crispy, almost-winter air. Hard to believe? Well, it doesn't have to be as bad as it sounds. Just have a look at all those lovely colors and shiny streets.
When all complain about the unfavorable aura, I try to get as motivated as possible and go out a lot to shoot in the city. Quite often it's not even about shooting all those picturesque umbrellas that are always a graceful subject for a photographer, especially in Paris.
Rain pouring steadily all day long makes me care much more about incredibly shiny colors of wet streets and pavements in the first place. A real explosion of colors...
Rarely a city can look more colorful than this.
That's why, I try to pay no attention to wet shoes, cold hands and exhausting wind. It might not be easy, but totally worth experiencing the city with its full lights on and all the colors dancing around. Soaked and shivery, I keep on being fully focused on rediscovering places that I thought I'd known so well.