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A walk on an impulse just because it’s sunny

Can you believe that the sun has come out for the first time in about 2 weeks?

I had a lunch hour meeting right here down by the ocean…

…and after the meeting, instead of being a good girl and going home and getting some work done in the studio, I headed for the mountains.

All the way up here to the Baden Powell trail.
See down there at the shore? That’s where I was 20 minutes ago!

And now I’m up here on this beautiful trail.

I’m so glad I made the effort to drive up here and go for a walk.

The autumn is a photographers paradise, isn’t it?

And especially for me, because I tend to photograph into the sunlight all the time.

I know there are so many conventional rules of not photographing into the sun, but stuff that for a game of soldiers. I can’t get enough of it.

It’s been mild and rainy so the little trickles have turned into crystal streams.

And, while there’s still a lot of green leaves on the trees, some have begun to turn all sorts of glorious colours.

As I walked along taking photos, I couldn’t help but collect some of the leaves to bring home to have some fun with.

I dumped them all in a pile on my desk…

…and then I made myself a leaf rainbw.

It always surprises me how doing something artistic, no matter how small or simple, lifts my mood up by 100%.
(But then, maybe it’s the sunshine)

Comments: 7

  • Susan

    October 26, 2017

    Your walk in the sunshine with all the Fall colors is magical and beautiful. Fall is a great season as the air changes and the light, as you state, is fantastic. The stillness of the body of water in your photo is very tranquil. Just looking into the water quiets the mind, body, and spirit. Your photos truly capture the beauty of Fall. I’m glad you are enjoying the glorious weather and all of nature’s beauty. I enjoyed this walk through your lovely photos. Much thanks.

  • Diane

    October 26, 2017

    These leaves you collected are just gorgeous! They would totally lift my spirits on a sunny day. Just lovely!

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  • BrozovaHelena

    October 27, 2017

    obrázky jsou nádherné. Podzim i u nás v ?echách zá?í barvami.
    Zdravíme Tebe i maminku.
    Helena a Zden?k Brožovi

  • October 27, 2017

    You are so fortunate living near the sea, I miss the ocean so much. I spent my first 20 years living near a beach in a beautiful part of England. I saw the sea out of my bedroom window when I woke up every morning.
    Autumn is a glorious time of year. Your leaf rainbows are superb, I’ll be out collecting leaves on Sunday morning walking through the forest…. such a beautiful place. Lets hope the sunshine stays.

  • October 30, 2017

    Beautiful autumn post Veronica.. how nice to be able to go for a walk in such a delightful place. I’m with you, Autumn is a photographer’s paradise 😀

  • October 31, 2017

    what a lovely walk/adventure .. the only time i dont shoot into the sun is if i am shooting a person … and i want to see who it is …

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