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Ephemera Photo Essay

They call me mellow yellow

Last Saturday morning I went for a quick 35km bike ride before it got too hot (that didn’t work out… it was already 30°C and stupid-humid by 10:30) and as is my habit, I brought my little Fujifilm X100V along for the ride. I was starting to lament having brought the camera along, since I hadn’t seen anything worth shooting.

On my way home, about 45 minutes into what would be a 70-minute ride, sweating buckets and starting to feel the effects of dehydration (1L water clearly wasn’t enough) I came across this magnificent field of sunflowers.

Thirsty, hot, sweaty, and running low on energy (the heat is not my friend), I did the only thing that made sense: I stopped and made some photos. I mean, how couldn’t I?

The next morning I went back (in my car this time around) with my X-Pro3 and a few longer lenses. It was a little overcast, but that meant it wasn’t as hot, and the light was nice and diffuse. Who needs sun when you’re shooting sunflowers?

Looking closer at the sunflowers I was astounded at how many dandelions there were in the field! They’re the perfect stealth weed that just blends in… until you want to take some nice close-ups, of course.

All those weeds don’t make the field any less photogenic, and certainly don’t deter passers-by from taking selfies!

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Around the House Miscellany

And then it was over

The nasty heatwave, that is. It rained last night, and there’s more to come later today. Phew!

One thing I like about early morning rain is what it leaves behind in the garden: beautiful water drops everywhere.

All images made with a Fujifilm X-Pro3, a Fujinon XF50mmF2 lens (sometimes with MCEX-11 macro extension tube) and processed in Capture One Pro.
After the rain
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Coronavirus Journal Ephemera Photo Essay

Don’t leave me hanging

Even though the malls are open again, that doesn’t really mean everything is back to normal. Some shops made the choice to close for the pandemic and haven’t reopened yet. Will they ever?

All images shot with my trusty Fujifilm X-Pro3 and XF35mm F2, in Classic Negative. These are slightly modified JPGs (crop, small curve for punch).
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Miscellany

It’s not easy being green

Lately, everything has been coming up green. It’s incredible to see how in the space of a month, everything just exploded with chlorophyll…

Unfortunately, this tree is no longer with us. I wanted to take a picture of it recently and it was gone! This is from the archives.
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Ephemera

After the melt

Now that the snow has (mostly) melted in our garden, we get to see what’s left behind.

Looks like we forgot to pick a Brussels sprout or two before winter.

Digging these SOOC JPGs from the X-Pro3. Classic Negative. Mmmm.