Several years ago a friend took me to a park tucked into the hills and canyons of Los Angeles County. We were there on a photo shoot, to enjoy one another’s company, as well as to enjoy the beauty of back country. Oaks predominated the scene with sycamores and other native plants. There is such beauty in oak trees! They always fill me with a joy that cannot be expressed, but perhaps a photo can help in that expression.
Rain! We’ve had it off and on for a week, and it is to continue for another. In our droughty area, this is good. So good!
I thought I had left my Werra in Paris when I flew there a few weeks ago for lunch, but I didn’t. Lucky me! I found it this afternoon, and that inspired a hunt through the archives for some images I took last year when it first arrived in my hot little hands, all fresh and shiny from Holland. I currently have it loaded with Fuji Natura 1600, for night work (maybe I will try it for the super moon on the 13th or 14th).
This is one lovely little camera, and a very, very odd one. It’s a rangefinder, with all controls on the lens, including cocking the shutter and advancing the film. The lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm, f2.8, and as you can see, it renders wonderfully sharp images. I’ve got a bunch of colored lens filters, for b&w work, so once the current film is used up, I’m going to try some Acros 100 or Delta 100.
Up and around the backside of the local botanical garden – new growth everywhere!
Taken just before the July super moon came over the hill. Nikon Df, Tokina 17mm f3.5 AT-X Pro. VSCO Fuji Velvia 100 Balance Warm preset.