[ISO 1250, 50mm, F/2.5, 1/4000]
“Today, see if you can find something that just isn’t willing to let go” and this my friends was a challenge in Southern California. Why? Because the leaves they are stubborn and during this time of year they still hold tight and many of them not just a few. It couldn’t be as obvious as a single leaf holding on for dear life. I was hoping I could find a spider hanging from its web. But I could not. So in my usual way and because time seems to always be cut short, I walked the perimeter of my own yard. First the back, then the front. All of a sudden the roses caught my attention. Although I still had three red roses in full beautiful bloom, there was one with a single red petal left behind. Just hanging on, clinging, trying to give that rose its last bit of pretty. It drew me in. I took it from a few angles but this was my favorite. And for the first time ever in this fall challenge, I share just one image. All I did was lighten the exposure just a bit, the rest is straight out of the camera and shot on manual!! again!! I’m really, really loving manual and also as Christina has taught me, I used a “prime” lens which just means I used my 50mm and that’s all it has for me is 50 millimeters, if I want to be closer I walk my feet closer, if I want it further I walk my feet back.
I’m always excited to see what Christina over at 22limes will show me. I love how we are taking the same exact class yet it’s guaranteed we will show each other something completely different and even if we both took a shot of a single rose petal hanging on….it would be totally and completely different from one another.
“Simplicity is the glory of expression” Walt Whitman