Going through some old photos… these were from one of our meetups with the Olympia Photographers group.  It was a gray day and drizzling a bit, which was good in a way.  I had my weather sealed Olympus e-1 camera.  It’s “only” 5MP, but capable of making great images!  I was also using one of my weather sealed lenses, so the rain was not an issue.  There weren’t as many people there, so it was easier to get unobstructed shots and there weren’t as many shadows or as much glare.  A little tweaking of the color balance, and voila, nice vivid colors.