Walking outside this morning, I was confronted by a cool, drizzly morning. Great, I thought. It’s not going to be a good picture day. But, I was wrong. Upon a closer look, the colors were still there, albeit wet. Which, in fact, made them even more interesting.
I try to approach my life in this manner. When negative energy, either in the form of news or in the form of people, presents itself in my life, I try to see past the “rain” and focus on the “color”. The “color” is always there. Even though I have no control over when the “rain” will come, I do have power over how I handle the storm. And, just as rain is vital to sustain the colors of nature, negative energy is vital in my life to grow me as a person and allow my colors to shine.
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Great atmosphere in these photos. Dull days are often best for flowers and foliage. Light shines in the darkness.
Thanks Rod. Yes I agree, something about light and color shining through the gloom always make me feel happy.
I love the leaves Seth! great catch! 🙂
“Steam rising from lights.” Great shot!
Looks like fire doesnt it?
That was my first thought, then I cunningly read the caption…
That 7th and 8th photo seem like stars shining in front of the tree. Just beautiful photos!
Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you like.
Nice written how you compare the colors to the humans 🙂
Hi, thanks for liking my post. I love your photographs – my teenaged daughter is studying photography and I will show her your blog. Cheers.
Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed it.
Great photos. I like your perspective on life and the way you used photography to explain it.
Thank you flipote.
I am glad I found your page. I love natural things and your foliage came alive.
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed! Come again.
Very, very beautiful!
I’m off – have to take a look on the world for myself.
I love your close-up shots! I’m working on a “fall leaves” watercolor series this semester.
Great. Would love to see the finished project.
I love the colours! Very beautiful shots!
Thank you Sara?
I’ll challenge you! Photos of Ryuzu waterfall in Nikko coming up on Wednesday!!!
Sorry – also – great photos.
Beautiful mood and atmosphere in these pictures. Enjoyed the light shining through the dimness.
Really enjoyed these pics as well as the reminder that we can always find something positive to focus on. In this case both literally and figuratively.
Thanks Carol. Glad you enjoyed.
Ya know yesterday in my part of the world, it was a dark and gloomy morning..misty and foggy and dark. I was wondering how your photography would fare in those conditions. It is hard to capture that blanket of fog in the air? Then as I was drinking coffee sitting on the outside deck, the sun started to rise and my neighbor’s garage was in a funny angle, the sun only overlooking one side of it, while the other side lay in the shadows. SO i could still see misty fog on one side, and then i seen steam rising from the other side where the sun was warming and melting it.
Wow that’s really steaming rising from lights? It looks like tiny little fires. At first I was looking at the picture like ” Ummm Seth, why are you taking a picture of the fire and nothing putting it out?!”.lol.
That’s a great philosophy you have and so beautifully written! It’s so true..and simple… yet we often loose sight of it. We can’t control what will happen, only our reactions. Smart cookie you!
Thanks again for your visit and comments. I look forward each day to what you will say about my photos. The steam looks much more pronounced in my photo. I then stripped the color and added back on the reds so it made them look even more firey
Very nice pictures. And a very good approach to life!
Thanks again 🙂
Great photos and lovely words as well! Really inspiring! I guess your ‘gloomy day’ post does brings light to others 😉
I am glad! Thanks Aian.
I hope there are many more gloomy days that inspire you to take more photos. Oh, how I miss the Fall colors. Thanks for sharing the gloomy beauty.
You are welcome. Thanks for your visit again.
Great shots – love your positive outlook! 🙂
Thank you. I’m not quite sure how else to be. 🙂
Me too – we must be cosmic twins 🙂
Turning Autumn lemons into lemonade – great!
Thanks Mark. Glad you like.
I love water or rain on fall foliage – I like how it makes the tree trunks dark and how it plays up the surfaces of the leaves. Lovely set.
Thanks. I agree, the rain deepens the wonderful colors.
A great example of: If you cannot change the facts, you might as well change the attitude…(Zig Ziglar)
Thanks A Simple Village.
Your thoughts about life are serving you well and should be a motto of sorts for all of us. It sounds aas if you know how to make lemonade out of lemons. The photos are very nice. I like all of them but the leaves gave me something bright to look at on this dreary and depressing day. Thank you for this nice post.
You are welcome. I am glad I could give you something nice to look at.
We have a lot of drizzly days here in Vancouver, BC. Thanks for reminding me that the rain can make for interesting shots Seth.
You are welcome. I’ve never been to Vancouver but I hear wonderful things about it. I would like to visit sometime.
I always prefer cloudy, rainy, overcast days for photography particularly in the Spring and Fall. The colors always seem more saturated and I like being out on those days where most people want to stay indoors 🙂
I’ve never thought about it that way but I see your point.
simply gorgeous photos!
Thank you very much. I am glad you enjoyed them.
Fall is my favourite time of year and this post just serves to remind me why – that even in rainy gloomy days, fall is still absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing 🙂
You are welcome. Fall is a favorite of many.
Seth, I am confused do I see fire under the trees? What is this fire about?
No. It’s steam from the light. It was a cool morning.
Love it! What a wonderful post and pictures to go along with it. An amazing outlook on life inspired by the wonderful creations around us 🙂
Thanks Butterfly Jewel.
You’re welcome 🙂
“And, just as rain is vital to sustain the colors of nature, negative energy is vital in my life to grow me as a person and allow my colors to shine.”
I sign under that! Great photos and thoughts. 😉
Thank you marusa.
You have a beautiful philosophy, and amazing pictures too, a real expression of your approach to life. A much-needed bit of inspiration for me right now, thankyou!
My favorites are the tree with the hole and the pic with the steam coming up from the lights!! Very cool!!
Thank you Lisa. Glad you enjoyed.
Reblogged this on shadesofgay and commented:
A teacher in a painting workshop years said, “Sunny days are colorless. Cloudy ones are colorful. (or something like that). Your pictures show just how much color there is on a cloudy day.
Thank you naturesnippets. I enjoy those words.
Love your take on dealing with the “rain” and seeing the “color,” in life and in photography. Photos 5 and 6 were breathtaking! Made me feel like I was right there in the cool air, rain dripping off the leaves onto my shoes. Great talent!!
Thank you Kami. Glad I could bring you to Ohio. 🙂
Last one is good!
I have a maple tree in my backyard… witnessing (and photographing) the ever-changing colours as the seasons pass by is one of my absolute favourite things! Gorgeous pics. Thnx for reading simpledailypleasures too. 🙂
You are welcome Kizi and thank you for visiting my blog as well.
Love the ‘eye’ in #6. I’ve recently collected some of them myself for a future post.
Thanks dave. Glad you liked it.
Very very nice! I can tell when someone has an eye for beauty and you my dear are one of them :0
Thank you Rubella.
How did you get the fire-effect in “Steam Rising from Lights”?
I didn’t really do much. It looked like fire already so I just stripped away all color except the reds.
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