Today was a day of relaxation. Well, after the morning
of spring cleaning it was anyway. (Yeah, spring comes
early in California and it's not always a good thing.)
One of our stops today was at Terra Sol Nursery on Patterson
Avenue. We spend a LOT of time there for people who live in a
place with a 10' x 25' back yard. But there is always room
for one more plant. And there is always room for quite a few more
cool plant photos.
We were trying to think of something
nice to put in a newly cleaned space hoping it would discourage us from
collecting junk... er, I mean, important things that have yet to find
a permanent home. Today it was the fountains that caught our eyes.
But those are more of an outside thing so we left uncharacteristically
empty handed. Well other than for a few really cool shots of
the water flowing from the fountains. This one is particularly interesting
because just looking at the fountain the stream was a perfect column
of water. But at 1/640th of a second you can clearly see individual pulses of the
motor driving the pump. Usually the pumps pulse at 60hz (60 times per second)
same as the electricity that supplies them.
In the spirit of simplifying things, and since the photo of the day
has been a little behind lately, I have created a new category on the site:
"unretouched". This image is just as it came
out of the camera. Not to say that all the other images are heavily altered.
But I am far from a purist when it comes to either recreating the
scene as I remember it, or just having fun with a creative image.
And recently I have been working with some massive panoramas that
take days to get just right. So it will be nice to take some more