Another view of the local botanical gardens. Today’s image is much sharper than yesterday’s – less muddy from a bit of blur. Again, Weltur, Ilford, and Xenar.
It seems the Xenar is quite good at handling contrast. The LR historgram shows both in its display. As well, the Epson V600 handles C-41 processed B&W film with Digital Ice – very little clean up done in post. With one roll of the XP Super film left, I am tempted to get some more . . .
Part of my container garden this summer in the Dog Free Zone. I grew hot chilis, herbs, flowers, and, in particular, milkweed. You can see the milkweed seed pods have opened, and the seeds are waiting to blown away by the wind. The milkweed is food that is important to Monarch butterflies, but I have heard that the milkweed with colored flowers is not good for the butterflies. I want to do a bit of research on this – what if all is for naught?
Once more, this is a photo using my 1937 Welta Weltur and Ilford XP Super 400 film. The Xenar lens is stunning, with lovely detail and softness at the same time. I really like what it can do.
Summer through the window . . .
I think this says it all!
Last summer a friend and I visited the Norton-Simon Museum in Los Angeles. Inside is amazing, and the sculpture garden is as well. The brilliant golds of the tree’s flowers and the grasses in the pond caught my eye.
Naked Ladies are naked . . . of leaves. The flowers appear, and die off, and then the leaves appear. A member of the amaryllis family, they are a lovely seasonal bulb for the garden.
The lilies are quite crazy this year!
I have a patio garden with tomatoes, lettuce, radishes, herbs, and flowers. I like French Breakfast Radishes in particular.
Even the most ordinary places can be fun to photograph. I have a lot of pictures from a visit to a nursery. Given our current drought in California, I have stopped watering my back yard, and need to consider how to make it habitable . . . a nursery is a good place to start.