It was either rainy or cloudy the entire time on vacation. But, I’m German and Irish – so while others may rail against the bad weather, I’m out in it. It stopped long enough to put my feet on the beach, walk in the ocean and visit some very wonderful nature places. I feel that colors are more vibrant and rich after or during a rain.
As I take my photos each day, I sometimes get confused as to whether or not I’m trying to improve my photography skills or in attempting to do so am I becoming more aware and appreciative of what’s around me. In looking around my backyard I saw some red and thought it was my friend, but it was just some leaves. What I really like about this photo is that, with the lighting and positioning of the red leaves it makes it looks like the tree is on fire. Or, not so much on fire, but if you’ve seen lava holes where specks of live lava peek out from hardened lava – it looks more like that to me – either way, interesting (at least to me).
Today I went to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens – it was a beautiful day outside. They were having their Orchid Daze and usually I would have been posting pictures of the orchids themselves. As I have been several times now I looked for other details. So the three photos I have focus less on the blooms than textures. The one orchid bloom I show is very fuzzy and has trapped water. The other pictures I liked were of spotted leaves and stripped bark. Not quite sure how folks take pictures in the tropics, when I entered the one room I had my camera under my shirt – only briefly taking it out to snap a shot and had to keep cleaning the lens. As the work week hits tomorrow – most likely it will be more buildings and backyard shots LOL. Hope the weekend was great!