Today was more black and white photography fun! What I’m really saying is that amongst the many, many over or underexposed, blurry and blah sprouted a few that I’m happy with.
My problem yesterday was discovering that the auto focus on the lens was no longer working. I thought it might have been related to the newly discovered monochrome setting. Alas, no. It was all me. At some point, I changed the focus settings to manual. I have no recollection of this and no reason to do so. Then again, I inexplicably put my toddler’s diaper on inside out this morning. Yes, inside out. And I was awake. Really. Too bad the diaper companies haven’t made one that absorbs both directions.
Anpanman in suburbia
Since I live in a relatively off the beaten path neighborhood, life is reaaaaaally quiet. Luckily, Anpanman was out and about in his corncob car and offered to be my subject for the street themed photo from day 2.
Anpanman is a very popular character from Japan, usually with the under 6 year old set. He is a big hero, saving his friends from the antics of Baikinman aka Virus Man. When Virus Man dumps water on Anpanman though (or any other foolishness), Anpanman’s powers are gone and he must return to the bakery to get a new head. You see, his head is bread and filled with red bean paste.
While there is a gorgeous ravine with a lovely stream nearby, babes and I weren’t able to make it down there before lunch and nap time. Maybe tomorrow.
As a water replacement, I chose a vase with two flowers still firmly holding in there since Mother’s Day way back in mid-May. It reminds me that water sustains in a variety of ways.
Questions from today
I tried to take photos of the gorgeous tunnel of trees leading down to the ravine but all looked disappointing. I wonder if wearing sunglasses while I’m trying to “see” my world in black and white is a bad idea. I’ll try tomorrow without and see if it makes any difference. One of my goals is to get lovely pictures of the sloping ravine path with its canopy of trees by the end of the month. Here’s the best of the worst.
It’s Wednesday! Did you know that the main Japanese Kanji in Wednesday is water? Have a great one!