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Oak leaf in lava foam

Oak leaf in lava foam

Race Brook Falls Trail, Southwest Massachusetts.

This eddy current of foam was right at the bottom of the trail at the first Race Brook crossing, just after a small bit of turbulence. It was the most amazing piece of foam I’ve ever seen and I took numerous pictures as the leaf spun around, caught in the the eddy current.

Even though this image was done with the Ricoh GR’s high contrast black and white filter, this foam really did look like lava, it was unusual and fascinating and if we hadn’t been on our way further up the trail I’d have stood there for a lot longer watching it change form.

Schaghticoke Ridge waterworks

Waterfall

New York, Connecticut border south of Kent, Connecticut.

Dave and I hiked from Bull’s Bridge north along the Appalachian Trail along Schaghticoke Ridge with this small stream as our destination.

The water was running because of snow melt and there were small waterfalls, foam eddy currents, and lots of bubbles. The Ricoh GR did some interesting things with the bubbles so I’m posting a few of them.

Foam

Bubbles

Bubbles

Bubbles

Getty Center with Fuji X100S

Exterior stairs

Stairs

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California.

I’ve been shooting architectural images of this Richard Meier masterpiece for over ten years now and it never bores me. A few years ago I had a show of images like these and it went very well; Richard Meier told me in a letter he thinks my images capture the spirit of his buildings and that put a wonderful grin on my face.

Here’s the set up on flickr (so far): Getty Center Impressions.

These new images were all shot with the Fuji X100S and processed in Lightroom like the others I’ve done in this series. While the fixed 35mm angle of view on this camera doesn’t give me the drama of 28mm or 24mm, I wanted to walk around this now very familiar place with this new camera to see how it felt. In short, it felt good and the images I got out of it rival any of the other cameras I’ve used to shoot there.

Exterior ceiling

Exterior ceiling

Corner

Corner

Facade(s)

Facade(s)

Reflection in a door

Reflection in a door

Interior

Interior

Staircase

Staircase

Railing

Railing

Tables and chairs

Tables and chairs

Flower and bokeh

Flower and bokeh

Descanso Gardens, Flintridge, California. There’s something about this garden that’s very nice: lots in bloom, well maintained but not too formal, and plenty of trees to keep it cool and shaded which makes for better photography.

I wanted to see what the Fuji X100S would do wide open and it doesn’t disappoint. Nice circular bokeh (bokeh balls) and great detail and color on flowers. It will be fun to use it for more flower images this summer.

Marta and Frances

Marta and Frances

Descanso Gardens, Flintridge, California. There’s something about this garden that’s very nice: lots in bloom, well maintained but not too formal, and plenty of trees to keep it cool and shaded which makes for better photography.

My almost 99 year old mother was tired so I didn’t push her to take her sunglasses off. Her helper, Marta is an amazing woman who has made it possible for my mother to continue living comfortably at home.

Flowers at Descanso Gardens

Flowers

Descanso Gardens, Flintridge, California. There’s something about this garden that’s very nice: lots in bloom, well maintained but not too formal, and plenty of trees to keep it cool and shaded which makes for better photography.

I took pictures with the Fuji X100S and the Ricoh GR and this first set is high contrast JPEGs from the GR. I’m slowly getting used to the X100S but at this point the GR is like an extension of my brain as I’ve used it more and its simpler ergonomically.

Flowers

Succulent

California poppies