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Feb 03, 2021
The City of Atlanta in the Rain
The weather can't make up its mind in Atlanta over the last couple of weeks. It's been as high as 69 and sunny and as low as 28, and we've had some rain.
We're getting fallout from some of the Northeastern storms which have also brought a lot of wind. It was about 28 degrees this morning when I opened the door to let Bauer out. Brrrr...
It was sunny out a couple of days ago, and I was going to go out around the neighborhood and get photos, but it was soooooo windy! I ended up staying in. Then it was rainy, and after I was done writing for the day I did some photo editing.
I came across some photos from October of 2019 when the Atlanta Urban Photo Walkers attended Open House Atlanta. I'm seriously missing those types of events!
The above photo is a good representation of the recent weather, even though it was taken in 2019. I can't make up my mind if I like the spots at the top where the raindrops were falling on my lens, but it's kind of a unique bokeh effect.
I tried keeping my lens clean that day but it was a battle. I remember being cold nearly the entire day, and at one point a huge gust of wind turned my umbrella inside out when we were walking between buildings.
I like the rain and wind if I'm not out in them but it was a bit much that day. I was so ready to be warm and toasty with a hot chocolate at the end of the day! The next day dawned, and it was gorgeous, and I shot this:
A beautiful day in downtown Atlanta
When it comes to photography, it definitely helps to roll with the punches and work with what you've got.
There are lots of times of the year in Georgia when it's so amazing being out taking photos. Other times, I just resign myself to the fact that I'm going to be very cold or very hot. I'll take hot over cold most days.
It's so hard working the camera when your hands are freezing, and it's impossible working the camera with gloves on. Fingerless gloves help, but there are days I've been out shooting when my fingers are so cold I'm in pain.
Not a lot going on today, so I'll wrap it up. Thanks for walking down memory lane with me to a time when we could be out in the crowds. I hope those days return sooner rather than later.
Have a good one!
And see you between the raindrops!
I'm working on getting some new photos onto the website, so check back often!
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