As I was taking photos of budding cherry blossoms on the tree in the backyard, my Wife came out and told me “I challenge you to make an interesting picture out of the rhubarb plant. I want rhubarb on my desktop this month.” Well, I guess I do requests now 😉
The sun was a little bright on the plant so I dashed off to the garage to grab one of my reflectors to create a little shade. The plant itself had only recently re-emerged after winter’s slumber and the space under the new leaves made for a very alien landscape.
The details: FujiFilm X-E2/Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f2.8 macro, 1/40th at f /4, ISO 200
Quite predictably, the Fall weather has filled the small corners in the woods with these denizens of decay. I went to the Arboretum looking for mushrooms and was not disappointed. I found several that were easily photographable and spent some time playing with compositions.
This month’s wallpaper is the one that I spent the least amount of time setting up, but I like it for the delicate gills on this group of mushrooms. They were so fragile that it looked like rain and falling leaves were damaging the caps.
Shot with a Fujifilm X-E2 and a Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm lens. Exposure 1/60th @f4, ISO 200.
We have a number of pots in the backyard we have used in the past to grow tomatoes. A couple of them have been neglected for a while and one of them is growing a hearty crop of moss. This tiny forest seems to have sprouted and is well on its way to becoming its own thriving ecosystem.
The sprouts in this picture remind me of the rain we’ve had so much of recently – most of it coming down at a similar diagonal.
The details: Fujifilm X-E2, Nikkor 55mm lens, ISO 200, 1/180 second @f2.8