In the last 24 hours we got 4 inches / 10 cm rain. This was taken last Saturday. I should get out today to see how the same creek is looking . . . we actually had to pump out the back yard with a submersible pump and hose as the water was creeping over the patio. Terra Firma in our neck of the world has a lot of clay, and the result is poor drainage, made even poorer, in our case, by too many impervious walls. Overall, we are fine, but when a storm like the ones we are having hits, flooding and catastrophe follow.
Tag: Series 1
As with many seasonal creeks, the height of water comes and goes, depending on the rainfall. To prevent erosion, boulders have been dropped alongside the creek, which helps keep overflow contained as the stream wends its way to Paradise Falls a few miles away.
Again, the Nikon Df with the Vivitar Series 1 135mm f2.3 lens.
This is a view of the little creek that runs through our neighborhood park. It’s a pleasant place to wander. When I went there this weekend, a border collie was doing what they do best – running and plopping in the water, staying submerged, and then shaking it all out. A family was there, exploring and showing their toddlers the crayfish. (I think the dad was the funniest – a big little boy!) I was enjoying myself, being an audience to it all, while finding new growth, leaves, and viewing a magnificent sky filled with clouds.
I did post in LR and OnOne, using a VSCO preset for Fuji Astia in the final rinse (so to speak.)
The other morning I was out to a local park, one which has a small creek running through it. With all the recent rains, the creek is rushing along, and you can find ducks with their mates, kids, dogs, photographers, and molting crayfish. Also, dead and drowned palm trees, which is good, because they are an invasive species and the city doesn’t seem inclined to get rid of them.
Anyway, I decided to take a bunch of panoramas with a narrow DOF. This is one of them. I really enjoy doing panos – not sure why – maybe it’s because I always find the natural world so grand that a small image never seems to do it justice. Also, with a pano, you can crop – sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t because you wish you had included just a bit more here or there.
Spring is just around the corner . . . . I went out this morning to a local park with my Nikon Df and some of my old, classical 1970s lenses. This was taken with the renown Vivitar Series 1 135mm f2.3 lens, made by Komine. It’s one of my all-time faves.
I went to the local botanical garden last week and tested out Kodak Ektar 100. This is a great film for outdoors! I used the whole roll in the gardens, and am quite pleased with the colors. And the camera. And the lens. I just need to work a bit more on nailing the focus when I use a wide open lens.