An Underwhelming Atlanta Sunrise

The path on Highland Avenue in the early morning with the glowing street lights still lighting the pathThe path on Highland Avenue before sunrise

An Underwhelming Atlanta Sunrise

I had my batteries charged, SD card formatted, and was ready to get out this morning before sunrise. I've been keeping my eye out the last few mornings and the sunrise hasn't been that great.

I was hoping we were due for a good one. 

I guess we weren't. 

This morning's sunrise wasn't that great. I took a few shots, but I was a little bummed that the colors in the sky were pretty bland. 

As Bauer and I were walking down the sidewalk, the street lamps were still on, casting pools of light and shadow. 

The leaves are just beginning to fall. 

And I could not resist all those leading lines of the street lamps, the sidewalk, and the fence in front of the apartments. 

It's interesting to me how our brains love and seek patterns. There's something so satisfying about them. 

My sweet little brindle-colored dog - part Boston Terrier, part Chihuahua, and Jack Russell. His name is Jack Bauer.

Jack Bauer

Yesterday morning, we walked a little over four miles and Bauer wasn't having it this morning. Less than a half-mile into this morning's walk, he came to a dead stop, put his ears back and his tail between his legs, and gave me a look. 

Dogs are so smart. 

I gave him a look back and said, "Okay, Bauer. I promise we won't go as far today."

I gave him a little tug and he resumed walking. We kept it to a little under 2.5 miles today with a few stops for photos. 

A view of the water tower in Old Fourth Ward Atlanta taken from the bridge over the Beltline on Highland Avenue

The Beltline and the Water Tower in the Distance

There were only a few minutes when I could see some colors in the sky, and I managed to get a couple of shots but then it was gone. This is the Beltline with the water tower in the distance. 

Not much else going on today other than work. And a quick announcement...

A 2020 Calendar

A few years ago I made a calendar with some of my shots and it was pretty popular. The problem was that I had to make it through a third party and order 500 of them upfront. 

The last couple of years I haven't had the time to pull that off again but I've had numerous family members, friends, and clients ask about a calendar. 

I'm happy to say, my website provider (Art Storefronts) has now made it possible for us to make a calendar and host it and sell it print-on-demand from the website. 

When I first read about it, I was super excited and got right to work. Well...when it comes to technology, ugh. 

I have struggled and struggled to get this calendar figured out. The directions on the support page were lacking, to say the least. 

I persevered, though, and between chats and emails with my provider, I finally figured it out!

I now have a 2022 (yikes - 2022??) calendar up on my site. I made a beach-themed calendar this year.

I ordered the calendar to make sure I liked it before I let it go live on the site. I'm very happy with it.

The paper is really thick and nice and the photos worked great even at the 1:1 (square) aspect ratio required by the calendar template.

I hope the order process isn't too confusing.

There's an option 2 that you can ignore unless you want your calendar to start from October or November. I don't think most people will want that, and I don't like having the option but there was no way to turn it off. to get more work done!

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day and week.

See you between the raindrops!


You can see the calendar here