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Hi there, how has your week been? I hope you’re enjoying the weekend!

I’ve had a very stressful couple of weeks, this time of the year is like that, although I will try to make it better until next year. I do some layout jobs (although unpaid) for my former church in Sweden, a magazine and a booklet for their activities for the elderly. They are nice projects and they help me stay in touch with the people in the church, and also give me an opportunity to practise my InDesign skills so I still enjoy doing them. I may even be able to use some of it in my design portfolio later, which is a good thing. However, it can be very stressful because both projects need to be done at the same time and it’s not always straightforward to get them done and make everyone happy – or happy enough. At the same time, I also have things to do for the camera club, and I haven’t even mentioned the things I need to do to get further with my career plans yet!

Yesterday I finally sent the last project to print, and it’s always such a huge relief. I probably should have spent the rest of the day doing something relaxing, but I was very overdue with sending a video to my guitar teacher and also needed to try to describe a problem I have that he needs to know about. So I spent most of the afternoon working on that and spent the rest of the evening with a terrible tension headache.

Today is a different day. I’m happy to have sent the guitar video, I’m in a good mood and I’ve started working on some new tunes.

After our camera club meeting this week, my hands have been itching to do something nice with the camera. So despite the very dull weather, after breakfast, I went out for a short walk. It was foggy and damp but quite pleasant. However, I didn’t walk far because of the fog – our road isn’t the safest for pedestrians even in clear weather.

Rainy days can give some nice photo opportunities, and I’ll probably not get to any fancy places this winter because of the miserable Covid situation, so in order to keep photography enjoyable, I need to learn to discover what interesting details there is in my area to photograph also in the winter, and embrace the rain and gloom. I definitely need to make it a habit to go for a walk every day even if the weather isn’t great, not only for photography but also for health reasons. It will certainly be easier now when I have more free time.

Today I certainly embraced the rain and fog!

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Droplets on plants is a good reason to embrace the rain!
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Uplifting news lately

I received the happy news that you now can post to Instagram from your computer. This means that I no longer have to find ways to access my photos on my iCloud drive from my phone. It’s been very slow to sync lately and I’ve been looking at other ways and workflow for my photos, and this will no longer be a problem. But more importantly – there will be no more Instagram ads (because I use content blockers on my browsers) and no more clutter and BS in my feed. I’m sure they will find a way to work around this eventually, but for now, I’m happy and have deleted the Instagram app from my phone!

I’ve finally bought a little studio kit with a light tent, LED lights, and tripod. The whole thing is foldable and can be hidden in the closet when I don’t use it, but it will work wonders for my possibility to explore cool macro ideas and take other cool photos inside during the dark season. It ships from Germany and I expect it to arrive this coming week.

This post is linked with Natalie’s Weekend coffee share.

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Comments:

  • 13th November 2021

    Lovely pics! They remind me of winter in the Pacific Northwest–wet and gloomy but also beautiful.

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  • 13th November 2021

    Your photos of the leaves, the water droplets and the spider web are beautiful. Keep calm and nature on! Thank you for your #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  • 14th November 2021

    Love the pics! The spider web is probably my favourite! It’s beautiful. I am pretty sure I follow you on Insta and if not, I need to rectify that. I didn’t know we could post from our computers now so that’s a good thing to know! Hope you have a good week ahead!

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  • 14th November 2021

    Loved the pictures and the capture of the colour in the leaves.

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  • 14th November 2021

    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog, it is much appreciated. I enjoyed your gloomy pictures a lot. I like that sort of autumn weather.

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  • Beaton

    15th November 2021

    I particularly loved the image with the spiderweb but all of them are stunning
    ~B

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  • 16th November 2021

    It seems you have the same weather as I have back in Sweden. But it is still possible to take photos – yours are moody and beautiful. I envy you a bit moving to Ireland – an extremely beautiful country with marvelous people and music. We traveled the eastern part some years ago, and intended to go the western part…then came covid. So, maybe this is the end to our traveling days. You have a lovely blog – I’ll have to discover the others too!

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  • 17th November 2021

    I enjoyed your post and photos. Camera club sounds fun. I like your thoughts on taking advantage of getting creative with your own area. Sometimes I envy those who live in areas that seemingly have more places or things to photograph when really, my area does have great photo “ops”, I just need to make myself go out and shoot.

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  • 18th November 2021

    Beautiful rainy day photos Susanne – it reminds me very much of the weather that gets described in novels. Lovely that you’re getting some new gizmos for your camera and that it will open up more opportunities to try new techniques.

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  • 21st November 2021

    All the greenery looks very fresh and alive. I know rain can be too much in our part of the world, but I grew to appreciate it in a different way while living in the desert. I enjoyed your photos.

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