If only for a minute.
Ricoh GR Digital II.
I am not above snapping pictures of my neighbors’ roses. There must be some variation of the 5-second rule about trespassing to get a shot, right?
Ricoh GR Digital II.
A big bush near the northwest-ish corner of Varsi Hall on the Santa Clara University campus.
This is one of two fave shots of this beautiful pink flower, the other being a color TtV that I made around the same time.
Second in a series.
Also, see > Blue.
Yet another photographic obsession.
In my travels with cameras, I discover a lot of round or circular objects, and since my fave and probably most frequently used aspect ratio in photography is the square, I’ll center these objects and make a photo.
Here’s a montage I put together of 16 faves.
I also assembled an album with 88 examples of circle/square on Flickr, check it out…
We’ve had triple-digit temperatures for nearly half the month of August, with the last six days being somewhere between 92-98º. It’s back to low one hundreds, reaching 104º yesterday.
Texas in August. Whew.
Here area few shots from shady spots around the garden yesterday afternoon using my newish and incredible Fujifilm X100V.
Pentax *ist + Sigma 28-135 3.8-5.6 macro.
A little macro action.
I have an adapter that allows me to use old manual-focus Minolta lenses on my micro four thirds cameras.
I made this particular lockdown garden shot – one of three Bulbine’s we have in pots on the back patio – using my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and a Minolta MD Rokkor X 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens that I’ve had for years.
I shot it square, there’s no cropping, but I did run it through the Urban Acid action, adding a few personal tweaks.
A twilight shot, the camera was pointed into the sun-less early evening sky, I shut it down a bit to get more of the flower and buds in focus – plus a smaller aperture allowed me to move the camera in closer. No flash, all natural light.
Titled “Yellow Bulbine,” I like this shot bunches.
Oh, and sorry about the really poor Mason Williams reference. Sometimes I just can’t help mysef.
Red poppies everywhere.
I joined in on a photo stroll with a new club I learned about a few months back.
The Round Rock Image Creators had their first walk yesterday in Georgetown. Yup. Right smack dab in the middle of the town’s annual Poppy Festival.
A short drive from our house, I got there about 8 a.m. to make sure I could park near Town Square. Good strategy.
I slowly made my way to the neighborhood just north of all the festival activities, shooting my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 with the Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S11 attached.
Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. I wanted to make sure I had a few shots in the can if I don’t get a chance to get out.
After about 45 minutes of walking around I headed back to the Escape to switch cameras for the stroll. I also brought the Panny GX8 with the ƒ2.8/12-40 Pro.
Anyway, a small group of folks from the club met at the north steps of the courthouse and proceeded to walk pretty much the same route I had earlier, but this time around the streets were abuzz with people and vehicles lined up for the Festival’s parade.
Naturally, I lost the RRIC group somewhere along the line.
That made for lots of good shooting. And, naturally, I lost the RRIC group somewhere along the line.
Perfect timing, just like when I organized a stroll around the Day of the Dead parade in Austin back in November of 2011. Shooting in the staging area makes for a lot of up-close and unscripted moments.
I got to meet Chet Garner of Daytripper fame – one of my fave PBS shows here in Central Texas.
I didn’t stay for much longer and was able to get out of Georgetown without any problems, traffic-wise.