We are in California for a family wedding and the sun is setting on a totally different part of the horizon than what we see in the winter. Grabbed this snap a couple hours ago at the usual hangout for sunset photos – Hueneme Pier.
The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with Fuji XF55-200mm @200mm. 1/420th @ f6.4, ISO 200
Went to visit my wife’s uncle – their backyard is a wonderland of plants. Packed the macro lens this time and had some fun seeing what I could see. This month’s image is an alpine geranium (I think). Which makes me wonder – if an alpine flower grows at sea level, is it still an alpine flower?
The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with Nikkor 55mm. 1/250th @f2.8 ISO 400
Made a trip to a reptile zoo this month, but the photos I ended up with were rather uninspiring. I was hoping for a photo of the lunar eclipse, but despite being able to see the moon before going to bed last night, the skies were thoroughly clouded over this morning.
So… what do I have in the yard I can make a picture of? The spruce tree in the front dropped these cones which kinda looks like a reptile and I found a couple boughs out of the Douglas Fir on the back yard to rest them on, let’s see how this looks…
The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with Nikkor 55mm. 1/10th @f2.8 ISO 200
I like this picture because it messes with your head a little. It’s the reflection of a branch and the clouds in a pond. The leaf is floating on the surface of the water…
I shot this twice, once focused on the leaf and the branch and cloud out of focus and again as below with the leaf out of focus. I think if I were to do it over, I’d split the difference and shoot to keep both the leaf and the branch in focus.
The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF55-200mm @55mm. 1/300th @f3.5, ISO 200
This rose bush started out at the house where my Wife’s Dad grew up in Seattle. Years later, part of it was transplanted to the front of their house in Oxnard, California. Recently, the rose had all but died, not a speck of green to be found anywhere on it. So my Wife started watering it.
This photo was taken about seven weeks later.
The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF27mm f2.8. 1/320th @f2.8, ISO 200
The Fairfax Bridge spanning the 494-foot gap over the Carbon River was built in 1921 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The one-lane bridge deck is 250 feet above the river and connects to outdoor recreation areas and the North-Western corner of Mt Rainier National Park.
Before the bridge was constructed, the only way to access the coal mining town of Fairfax, WA was by rail or wagon trail from (what is now the Ghost Town of) Melmont. Today the rail bed has been converted into a multi-use trail. (Which is where I took the photo from.)
The details: The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF18-55 @18mm. 1/240th @f5.6, ISO 800
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