I know I haven't been funny lately.
Somebody wrote a review of my blog
on Bloggers.com and said,
"Amazing pictures, but not really that funny."
Sorry, but I blame this blog on my soaring
interest in photography and funniness lull.
I started the blog to release my inner hilarity
and felt I needed pictures to tell my stories.
That led me into trying to take GOOD pictures,
for YOU, the reader...
something I never really strived for before.
Now, I can't stop!
I have come to recognize that sky color
is the key to amazing outdoor photography and
now I'm obsessed with checking the sky.
I mean, truly...the sun rises and sets every day,
but I never stopped to notice the sky color when it happens.
Lately, I have been opening my front door to peer out
as the sun is setting and announcing to the family
if it's a good sky or a bad sky.
They don't give a hoot...they just want to eat dinner.
So I was delighted on Monday when my daughter
looked out the window as I was cooking supper and said,
"MOM! The sky is amazing!"
I've been waiting to photograph PINK,
so I ditched dinner, grabbed my gear and jumped in the car.
I headed in the direction of the sunset
hoping to see a nice "scene" to shoot against the pretty sky.
The sun was setting so fast,
I finally turned into the
Juvenile Detention Home parking lot.
I pulled behind the garage, hopped out,
quickly set up my tripod, and aimed
at these trees.
I was also hoping no juveniles with guns or knives
were roaming the grounds.
I was aflutter over the colors.
Looked more like a tropical sunset
than Michigan winter.
It took only minutes for the sun to dip
below the horizon.
Still pumped for photography,
I remembered walking out of a restaurant the week
before and seeing these glowing trees:
Can you stand one more set of
Christmas light pictures?
It looks like a lovely home,
but this is actually a doctor's office.
I only get Christmas lights for one more week,
so I couldn't resist snapping more pictures.
I wish the pretty lights could stay up all winter!
I'll try to be more funny in the coming new year...
but I think the photography thing is
gonna stick around...