Tears of God

 Yesterday's incessant rain gave a few opportunities to shoot rain droplets in between storm lines rolling through.  

Nikon D7000 and Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Lens.  Manual exposure mode, F13, 1/80th second shutter speed, ISO 200, center-weighted metering.  Nikon SB900 speedlight in manual mode, 1/8th power, flash head zoomed to 105mm.  Large-sized Rogue FlashBender with diffusion panel used to soften and diffuse the light.  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote. Processed in Lightroom 4.