I have enjoyed our stays at this particular cottage when we have been to the Monterey Bay area. Being close to the beach, it gets damp and cold. Nothing like a fire to warm you up and dry out the air on a chilly evening.
Nikon FM2n, 50mm, Lomo Metropolis film.
Waiting for a meal? Wear a mask. Eating a meal? Don’t wear a mask.
Fences divide, keep in, keep out, protect, hide.
They provide a backdrop for flowers.
Protection for sensitive terrain.
Barriers and intimations.
Walking up and down the boardwalk / bike path of Monterey and Pacific Grove, it was really a delight to see these boats, old and fading as they are. I am not sure what awaits them, but personally I thought they were rather cute (for lack of a better word) and would love to see them chugging around in the sea! The Metropolis film shifts the colors, and while the boats were faded in color, they were still quite bright in the sunlight.
My old, creaky bones don’t give me the pleasure of playing on rocks any more, much less climbing over fences to get to them. I rather envied these kids! There is something so enticing about perching above a clear bit of ocean – here, the Monterey Bay – and peering into the water below. Fish, anemones, kelp, rocks. Tide pools have the same fascination. As this neck of the bay is protected, the waters are clear and pristine. Wildlife, above and below the water, is readily seen.
Lomo Metropois, Nikon FM2n, Series E 100mm.
Walking from Pacific Grove to Monterey, we encountered a plein air painter; this was the subject matter. Definitely worth a shot.
Lomo Metropolis, Nikon FM2n, Series E 100mm f2.8.
Toity poiple boids all poiched in a twee, toity poiple boids all choiping at me!
These guys were all lined up on the rocks, not trees, below the bike path in Pacific Grove. No idea what they are but they created lines and patterns, rather camouflaged, which took a bit to discern initially.
Lomo Metropolis, Nikon FM2n, 100mm Series E.
Last night we went out and looked at the moon. Just past full, with Mars at 11:00. Josh had tried to take pictures of it with his phone, but to no avail. This was the perfect opportunity to check out the gear head!
The Nikon Df and Nikon 24-120mm f/4 lens were mounted, in both landscape and portrait mode. The tripod and camera were rock solid and the gear head did a fine job. We had to dig out a flashlight to see the camera settings and goof around a lot. It would have been nice to have a more clear image with details of the seas of the moon, but that didn’t happen.
Exposure was a bit of a trick – how long? Initially the camera was on aperture priority, but that wouldn’t have been for the best. Autofocus was really confused, too. In the end, all was set to manual, and exposures were done at 6, 8, and 10 seconds were attempted using the B mode, counting off. The exposure for this image was 6.9 sec per the EXIF data.
I think I need to do a bit of reading about shooting the moon, and try again tonight!
On one of my usual trips to the local botanical garden, I brought along one of our dogs. I usually bring Smudge. Here she is, in a very doggy pose and looking quite lovely.
Minolta XD-11, Rokkor 50mm f1.4, Fuji Superia 200.