Chokecherry blossoms with a touch of flashlight. We have two of these out front and they are covered in flowers. Their smell is so strong, I’m grateful I am not allergic to them.
0.5 secs, f/5.6, ISO200
Over the past week they’ve put water in the acequia and they’ve taken it out leaving behind a perfect measuring stick for the water levels - Elm pods. Which happened to be shed at the same time. A little unexpected coincidence between nature and man’s attempt to control it.
1/90, f/5.6, ISO200
This is a yard by where we park when we go walking. Normally it’s row upon row of these tall frilly grasses. This being spring, they’ve been cut back. Except for one up front, hereafter known as “The Sentinal” and a couple out back. Why? I don’t know.
1/420, f/5.6, ISO200
This guy came from 798艺术区, the art district in Beijing. I went there with my youngest daughter in 2010 and we had great time wandering around. This was my memento and he was lost for a while. He made to my Dalian apartment, and he made it home with me. But we did some remodeling and he disappeared. I was sad about that - little things are important to me. But one day I was doing something in the library and I found him, hanging from the switch of a standing lamp. Where I’d put him for safe keeping. Safer than I’d imagined as it turned out.
1/60, f/2.8, ISO6400, NIK Analog Efex Pro
The horse has a story. It’s set in memory of a guy I used to know, someone that worked for me. And we left on bad terms through a misunderstanding. Years later, I tried to make it right, but couldn’t. And then he died at too young an age. It stands in Anderson Field, forever looking at the Sandias. I think about him every time I walk by.
1/3500, f/2.8, ISO200
Bridal shoot on Gran Vía in Madrid, near Edifício Metropolis. She’s standing on a subway grate catching the air from passing trains. Ala Marilyn.
1/2900, f/5.0, ISO200