21 Oct 15. A short walk from our home is a neighbor's black cyclone fenced yard that harbors a variety of trees, many producing fruit, and frequently a couple three free loaders who like to gorge themselves on the available fare. Yesterday while running an errand there were two visitors who were present on both legs of the errand, so after returning home to drop off Jan and Maggie, I went back to grab a few portraits. The owner of the property was out in the yard about the same time as I arrived, so she graciously walked away to get out of my photos and we chatted a bit while I was shooting. Although she was more than ready to take herself out of my view, Katherine wouldn't allow me to come in and shoot on the other side of the fence. So I had to shoot through the fence which has its own challenges. Upon returning back home I tried to download the images to my new graphics box only to have the card reader pins jam and really mess a lot of things up. Today was spent trying to undo all the damage and ordering a new card reader with guides to prevent such a thing from happening again. This was the first time I'd ever encountered such a problem which could have been avoided had I been more critical in the selection of hardware for the the new box. So for those of you who may have noticed that the file for today is labeled differently the reason behind it has to do with the process I had to use to recover the files that got corrupted. B&W again today as I felt that the monochrome version of this shot was the strongest of the 4 versions.
The base image was adjusted for max tonality, given a small amount of micro contrast adjustment, and converted to B&W. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/160 sec @ f / 8.