Concave, Convex

This is a panorama taken last spring at the California Poppy Reserve.

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Undulations

More post processing of older pictures.  Over the next week, revisits to the California Poppy Reserve outside Los Angeles.  The day we went was windy and cold, and my fingers were so numb I could barely hold the camera.  The sky was filled with clouds, the air was clear, and the hills were covered with blues and oranges of lupine and poppies.

This caught my eye yesterday – all the curves in the cloud, path, hills, shadows.

“Don’t Fence Me In”

Such a classical song from the 40s by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters.  There are versions of the same by Roy Rogers, Willie Nelson, and Gene Autry.  You can find these on YouTube.

It was also a popular song in the infamous American internment camps for Japanese-Americans during WW2.

 

Pointy

This is a tree in the local botanical garden.  There are two of them.  I keep forgetting what they are called.  In the fall, they drop their leaves, and all their spiky bark shows much more clearly.  In the spring, leaves of green and big, pink flowers.

A part of me would like to sit up in the tree when in bloom and covered with leaves, but getting up there leaves a bit to be desired.

Fallen

Just because of the way life has been moving of late, I have not had much opportunity or desire to get out to make some photos.  However, my interest must be returning as I am looking at older pix and editing them in LR and other software.  Here, some fallen alstroemeria petals.

And today, I went out to the local botanical gardens with the Trip 35 and a roll of Rollei 25.  I don’t know if it’s black and white, or color film.  So, I just shot!  It had to be out in bright circumstances – 25 iso film need a lot of light!  Where it was a bit “dark” for the sensor, popping the iso to 40 or 50 fooled the camera.  Let’s see what comes of them . . .