What Happened to Wednesday?

The sun and moon rising over AtlantaWhat happened to Wednesday?

I like to post on Wednesdays in the middle of the week. But, I forgot yesterday was Wednesday! 

Well...I didn't really forget. Part of me knew it was Wednesday, but I was busy writing for my freelance job, and I completely forgot it was my day to post! Yikes! I was a few steps ahead of myself all day. I was thinking about a photography presentation I was going to in the evening. 

I was also preoccupied about the damage that's been done to my home and getting it all fixed.

Let me tell you, this has been one huge pain in the ass. It's taken time and energy. And it's been so stressful and inconvenient!

The contractor cut corners to save himself money, and he did it by risking my home. Not cool. That's all I'll say about that because I don't like letting my anger get the better of me. 

The photo presentation was great! 

And I spent some time this morning listening to music while I edited photos from a couple of recent photo shoots. And now I'm catching up on my blog.

Lauren and I did a sunrise photo shoot a couple of weeks ago and then another quick shoot around Piedmont Park and Jackson Street Bridge a couple of days ago.

I love fall in the South. I love walking down the street, leaves crunching underfoot and color all around. There's a chill in the air. It hasn't been the most beautiful fall we've had - maybe because we had so much rain this year? No idea. But the leaves are taking their time to turn, and I'm not sure if they'll get colorful or just fall off the trees.

It was nice to get away from the computer and stroll through Piedmont Park. 

Bank of American building seen from Piedmont Park

I love, love, love my Nikon D610.

But, I have to admit, the thing is a beast. It's heavy and big. It's hard to travel with. I finally broke down and bought a used Sony a6000. It's hard getting used to another camera, and I'm sure I'll still use my Nikon for corporate event shoots because I'm so familiar with it. But I do love this little Sony. It's soooo light and small. I can carry it easily. It's not hard on my wrists after walking around for a couple of hours. And it's 24MP!

Park benches at Piedmont Park

I took the sunrise, moonrise shot with the Sony. It's a composite of several shots I took of the moon the morning I got this sunrise photo of Atlanta. I shot the moon at 1/60th, f/11, ISO 125 on a tripod. I used a 55-210mm and shot at 210mm.

That would be about a 300mm on my full-frame Nikon. Yikes - I'm getting technical! The sunrise was shot at 1/250, f/11, ISO 125 at 210mm on the tripod. 

When I was shooting the sunrise, I had a vision of the moon coming up at the same time. I put it all together in Photoshop and this was the result.

The other photos are from the Piedmont Park stroll - also the Sony. 

My new mantra is, "I chose to focus on the love that surrounds me, and I expect miracles!" I got that from Gabrielle Bernstein. And I do expect miracles.

Time to post and get some more work done! I hope you're having a great day! Have a fun weekend...

And see you between the raindrops!


You can find the sunrise moonrise photo on my website under the Atlanta tab.