Last Thursday we were visiting Geri's dad in the Twin Cities and were confined to his apartment by an otherwise enjoyable thunderstorm. Just goofing around, I decided to point the camera out the window, open up the aperture to f'/4. For this first shot I set the focus on manual and left the view totally unfocused.
The black streaks are actually a tree outside the window. Just OK, I thought.
For the next few photos, I used autofocus, not on the exterior scene, but on the raindrops on the window pane.
These I liked better. I will admit to ramping up the contrast and saturation some to accentuate the abstract quality of the shots.