After more winter storms than we have had in years, the ground is sodden with fallen leaves. Everything smells deep and rich. The trees are bare. Winter is here in California – but it is to be up to 74 F next week!
Tag: Nikon 1
The first cherry blossoms of spring have arrived at a local garden. With our past week’s heat wave (90+ F), the spring bloom in the hills is fading, and I was worried the cherry blossoms would have been blighted. Not so – at least for a few!
This is another shot taken with the 70-300mm lens on the V1. It does a nice job for discrete street photography, I think.
Succulents are plants you love or hate. I rather like them, especially when they begin to flower – then they can produce wild and wonderful extensions of themselves. To me, they seem almost indestructible. In a succulent garden, care must be given to the plants, just as in any garden, to ensure they look their best. I took this picture with the 70-300mm on the V1, and did post in LR, DxO Optics Pro 10, and a bit of spit.
This was taken handheld to see how the Nikon 1 70-300mm VR f4.5-5.6 CX lens would do. The lens was extended to 300mm, giving it the equivalent of 810mm.
My handheld technique needs some work; I also need to choose one or multiple focal points (haven’t made that decision yet! gotta practice more!). Also, these bicyclists came out of nowhere, so I’d say I was lucky to get the shots I did.
A rather ugly name for a really pretty plant. Also known as California Cleome. Latin name is Peritoma arborea. I am going to watch the seed pods as they mature, and see if I can grow one in my garden.
Another scene from last night’s hike. I just we had gone earlier to enjoy it longer!