© Brenda Tharp
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside, it's so delightful...so goes a popular American holiday tune, and for some of us, having bad weather right now, we might want to stay indoors and read a book curled up by a fire, or work on our thousands of images that need converting from RAW, or need cataloging. I was reading John Siskin's blog about keeping a clean studio and felt it really applies to my office, too - which I've been cleaning thoroughly the past two weeks, in between projects. I won't show you a picture, because it's not finished - yet! That's because when the weather's not great, I find I head outside - because it's the time for an outdoor photographer to get out there and make pictures!!
© Brenda Tharp.
Now I'll be the first to admit that there are times when the weather is just plain ugly - flat, detail less gray skies, no direction to the brightness coming through the clouds, no wet leaves, -nothin' to inspire. But there are just as many times when I head out there and find that there are pictures galore - droplets of water on grasses, flowers, pine branches; ice-encased berries, a path of wet leaves; and there are times when the drama in the sky is fantastic - so just because it's "frightful" weather, don't give up and stay inside every time or you'll miss the magic that's happening outside. Additionally, even if you come away without a great picture for that day, you will hopefully have experienced Nature in some special way. So no matter where you are in the world, when weather hits, you can often find great things to photograph outdoors.
Have a great week, no matter what your weather is, everyone!