When life gives you lemons

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When life gives you lemons, you take plenty of pictures of them! I recently showed you some pictures I took of lemons and oranges in the summer light, but lemons can be just as beautiful on a rainy day.

I picked the photo of a lemon to represent November in my 2013 photo calendar and I wanted to share some other photos I took on the same day. Gray and rainy days are often a disappointment when you’d planned to take pictures on that day. Sometimes you just have to look past the wet grayness to see the beauty. Raindrops can make a great addition to your subject and a grey cloudy sky can be used as an nice, even background for contrast. And the filtered light can be your friend if you use it well.

Let’s start with the photo from my 2013 calendar:

Photo of a lemon on a rainy day
Photo of a lemon on a rainy day

Here’s another lemon, this time with the lemon tree leaves as the background:

Wet lemon on a lemon tree
Wet lemon on a lemon tree

Here’s a close-up of a wet lemon. I should have used the flash for this one…

Close-up of a wet lemon
Close-up of a wet lemon

And here are three wet lemons in a row. I love it! My only regret is, the lemon on the right is not completely in focus. Better luck next time!

Three wet lemons on the tree
Three wet lemons on the tree

15 thoughts on “When life gives you lemons

    • Funny to say this, because I want to have a lot of different products in my store on Zazzle. I was thinking of making greeting cards with some of these lemon pictures, and just use the tagline on the front, “When life gives you lemons”, allowing people to put whatever they see fit inside. We all know people who get lemons here and there and realizing how beautiful lemons are could cheer them up. Just my crazy idea!

      • Crazy? No! Genius? Yes!
        Milka, you are sooo talented…your lemons are unbelievable…and yes, I could see them on a calendar (maybe all lemons in different seasons and times of day) and on notecards. WOW!

        • Thanks, Vivian! I didn’t think about green lemons but that’s a great idea, especially since they’re green right now! Zazzle has a huge variety of products so I want to make sure I explore the opportunities. They even print on coasters and tiles and some of my photos defimitely have a kitchen theme. I just have to find the time to explore and start building my store. Ha!

    • I definitely would like to make some cards out of my photos, along with other products. And in my spare time, create some funny illustrations to make cards, T-shirts, etc. I’d love to buy me a tablet so I can draw directly on the computer. It feels good to dream…

        • Tablets won’t make you a good illustrator if you can’t draw but they can save you a lot of time, especially when it comes to coloring. And you don’t need to scan your original drawings. I’d love to play with one. 🙂

    • Congratulations! Our neighbors have lemons and oranges that grow over the fence, so we get to enjoy them. The trees haven’t looked too good in the past year. I think they’re being a little neglected on the nutrient side but there’s nothing I can do on my side. 😦

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