Weeds if not wanted, flowers if wanted. Perspective is everything!
Today is one of those wonderful days where winter is giving way to spring. Here in California where I live it means the air is cooler, sky is blue, the breeze is fresh. Buds are forming on trees that shed their leaves and had them blown away by the east winds. Bulbs are emerging, some already blooming. It’s just a delightful time to be oot-n-aboot – we were oot for a good 3 miles, dogs, and Josh, and the X100V!
A short jaunt down the coast to meet up with my brother and his wife in from Wisconsin. We also met up with my nieces and spouses and had a wonderful time. This is the view from our hotel balcony at 6 in the morning. Not a bad thing to wake up to!
I was in the passenger side of the car, in the back seat. The land was barren and dry, filled with rugged rocks and sparse vegetation – beautiful and lonely.
I like to have my digital camera (here, X100V) set to a fast exposure and point and shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot out the car window. It is always surprising what you get and rather fun, too.
Towns are few and far between along Hwy 395 in California. It’s the main thoroughfare through a lonely stretch of country. Restaurants can be crappy, or they can be good. “The Grill” was a delight – pleasant staff, good food, simple setting. A great stop along our way!
I have a lot of fun setting the X100V to A (for “auto”) for everything, and just shooting out the window of the car as we drive along. Sometimes reflections in the car show up, but that is really irrelevant when trying to catch the flavor of a place and it’s over 105F in the shade. Here, a shot through the window which shows the lovely barrenness of the Owens Valley.
I have been a real slug of late when it comes to posting pictures here on The Glass Aerie. Part of it has been just interests in areas outside of looking at a computer, coldish weather, and whatever other excuse I can offer!
One place I do go with fair regularity is the local botanical garden, which like all such gardens, is designed to display plants and flowers throughout the season. Here, the first narcissus of earlier in the year – something I make special trips for as their presence is so fleeting.
I am finding the X100V to be an extremely pleasant carry-around camera, and the results aren’t have bad, either.
I caught this one just by chance!
Color filters are a bit of fun!
Masked man. Stuffed condor.