07 Aug 19	This is another of the ocean views from a pullout on HWY-101.  One of the best parts of driving along either 101 or 1, depending on where you are, is the large number of locations where you can safely get of the road and shoot. Of the three  states constituting our western shore, CA does the best job, WA the poorest, with OR in-between. This is from one of those pullouts in CA. Not a lot to say about it save for its beauty. I preferred this B&W version of the shoreline to the others so thought I'd share it for today. This is a 7 frame pano which I took by standing in the center of the frame and rotating about my feet. The distance from left to right is a fair amount more than it may appear.<br />
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Other than combining the 7 frames and converting to B & W, this is basically what the camera recorded. In Mono  Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 9.
16 Aug 19	A bit of a change up for today's macro/close-up in that Jan selected - much to my surprise - a creative version of a strand of bleeding heart.  We planted a group of 5 small plants about 4 years ago. They now have grown to a group of 5 large clumpings and occupy a fair portion of the front entrance side garden over shadowed by a hardy fuchsia that we almost lost last winter but with a serious bit of pruning came roaring back. Both are very attractive and the fuchsia supplants our hummingbird feeders when we get lazy. Meanwhile the bleeding heart just keep blooming their hearts out. While the front is just the pinkish variety, we have them plus white and red in the back. They are pretty hardy and I believe grow in more than half the U.S. climate zones so if you don't have them in your garden it might be worth purchasing a couple of plants to see how they do.<br />
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Other than the creative conversion this is what the camera recorded.  By Georgia  Nikon D500; 105 mm macro; Aperture Priority;  ISO 200; 1/60 sec @ f / 9 with fill flash.