Yesterday I traveled to Kent State University and with a friend walked around the campus looking for photo ops while also visiting the Kent State May 4th Memorial site. We came upon a greenhouse and found these beautiful pink flowers peeking thru the glass condensation covered windows. This presents a problem for autofocus lenses because the lens can focus on the flowers, as it primarily did on this photo, or on the water droplets, which it did in this second photo.
Often in these cases the autofocus will shift back and forth and it becomes necessary to shift to manual focus in order to focus on your desired subject.
Another similar shot from a few years ago, at the James A. Garfield home, Lawnfield, in Mentor, OH, was shot thru a window covered with melted snow droplets.
In this photo, the water droplets on the window are in sharp focus and in the background is a snow covered background with trees and a large windmill structure. A very different effect with the water droplets sharply focused.
The last image is back at Kent State with a succulent plant seen thru the greenhouse glass.
All interesting looks and beautiful muted colors, shot thru wet glass. I think I’ll look for these photo opportunities more often now!