Even though many parts of SoCal are a deadly brown, many of the plants are imported from areas of the Mediterranean, and many are evergreen. With a few judicious choices, even the desert we are becoming can have the green of other parts of the world.
Tag: Nikon 24-85mm 2.8-4
Another picture from my excursion into a damp and foggy world (a rarity of late here in SoCal where temperatures have been heinously high). This time, a panorama of about 9 images, cropped and edited a bit. I used the Df and 24-85 lens.
That morning, the fog was very thick, and even around 9:30 a.m. when I took this, the fog was dense. Only later did the sun break through. It was rather eerie to wander alone . . . just a few days from Halloween!
Yesterday, after waiting about 3 weeks for the local lab to return to me, I got my first roll of Fuji Velvia 100 film back. Velvia is a slide film and requires specific chemicals known as E-6 to be processed. I was asked if I wanted it cross-processed, but I said nay. The reason for slide film is . . . because it is slide film (though I do plan to try it with Agfa’s slide film).
I ended up scanning the images on my Epson V600 scanner, at 48 bit and 2400 dpi resolution. I don’t know if the scans or the film were dirty, but I had a lot of clean-up to do.
There are more pictures ahead, some panos as well, and so far, I like the colors, though they may be a bit off – dunno!
Technical specs: Nikon F100, Nikon 24-85mm f2.8-4 D, post in OnOne 10 and LR 6.
Last month was hot, dry, and beautiful. We have had rains, we have had heat, and so the usual beiges of winter have given way to soft yellows and greens. At sunset, though, the geology of the landscape shows itself in the shadows. There is very little vegetation to hide the rocks and inclines and erosion of time.
Besides Mr. Jolly Orange Feet, there are other wonders to be found at Montana de Oro State Park. We descended into a little cove onto a beach covered with sea detritus. Taking the time to look revealed all sorts of things, from 3 dead birds to sea shells to kelp bladders. The sand, pebbles, and rocks gave a beautiful background to it all.