It has been raining for close to 3 weeks straight now, and I am afraid to look in the mirror because I am fairly certain I am beginning to look like Gollum. I sound like him, given that I caught a head cold. Yesterday morning it was 37 degrees F and wet and I went out for an EMI tradition: morning photo walk. I went because it was my first opportunity to join in the fun since we moved here, but also because I was so desperate to get outside. It probably worsened my congestion a bit, but who cares? Not me. It felt so good to get out in the fresh, albeit damp and chilly air, that I briefly considered doing it again this morning.
Anyway, such cloudy and gloomy skies are rarely good for photography, except when it serves to act as a sort of filter, taking the harsh glare and flatness of full sun off things. Also, fog is pretty cool when it shrouds a place like Manitou Springs. It was just me and Rex (EMI architect and fellow shutterbug) and the pigeons, enjoying the morning while the town slept in.
Garden of the Gods is right on the way home from Manitou, and I could not resist the fog. There was really just a bit too much of it to work well, but if ever there was a time to get a good shot of the rocks with no tourists around, it would be when it's cold and wet and 8:00 a.m.
I am pleased to report that at approximately 9:47 a.m. the sun broke through the clouds. Kevin saw several people stop on the street and stare upward in awe. "Light of the day star! Glory to God on high!"
Colorado, you have used up your quota of cloudy days for the year. Let the good times roll.
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