All the Beautiful Colors

Colorful abstract photo of trees in AtlantaToday started out sunny and beautiful if not a little chilly, but it's now clouding over and rain threatens. We've had so much rain here in Atlanta lately. We're way above average. 

I don't even know what yesterday's weather was like most of the day since I was in a studio with no windows from 7:30 a.m. until after 6 p.m. I was assisting on a product photoshoot. It was hard work, though fun, and a very long day. 

I did catch a bit of the sunset on my way home and it was amazing and colorful! I was sorry I didn't have time to get home and grab my camera. 

It was dark by the time I walked Bauer. 

No photo job today but I have plenty of writing work to keep me busy. 

I went in search of a few particular photos for a blog post and was having trouble finding them.

I have about 18,000 photos on the external hard drive I was looking through. That's one of three external hard drives I have that only have photos on them. 

The storage struggle is real and painful! And yes - I do use keywords when I import my photos into Lightroom but it's still hard locating the exact photos I'm looking for sometimes. 

By chance, I came across these bright fun photos I took some time ago.

They made me happy when I saw them, and I forgot what other photos I was looking for!

I think I've posted at least one of these photos before, and I know I've discussed zoom bursts and how to take them, but I thought I'd feature these because they were so bright and cheerful on this now-overcast day. 

I don't like to complain about the weather. I don't think the day is bad just because the sun isn't shining. But I am susceptible to a little seasonal affective disorder. 

As the days drag on without a lot of sunshine, I get a little frustrated.

Having grown up in Southern California, I know I'm spoiled. I never understood what the seasons were or what true cold was until we visited our New York relatives at Christmas time. 

Then we moved to Boston for a couple of years for my dad's temporary assignment at MIT. Whoa. 

I was only about 7 but I still remember going sledding. It was fun until I got snow down under my glove right next to my wrist. Yikes. It was soooo cold! I didn't like it. 

We moved back to California after a couple of years and I was much happier. 

So, if you're like me and the weather's a little gloomy where you are, here are a few bright spots for your day!

Another colorful fall Atlanta zoom burst photo

These aren't my usual cityscape and landscape photos, but regular readers of my blog know I love a painterly look. I had a lot of fun editing these into a cross between the Abstract and Impressionist styles of painting. 

Abstract-Impressionist zoom-burst photos

I hope you're having a wonderful day no matter what kind of weather you're enduring!

See you between the raindrops!


PS - I don't have these in my store yet because I don't know where they fit. I'm thinking about adding an abstract art section soon. Until then, I have lots of cheery bright photos on the site. You can find them here