The Trouble with Trees

In #24 of his Ridgeline newsletter, Craig Mod says:

It’s true — photographing the woods is tough. (Which is why vistas, views, lookouts are so readily photographed.) There’s just so much information packed into every square meter, and, on a sunny day, so much contrast. I find woods can only be reliably photographed on rainy days, mist abounding, giving shape and depth to the otherwise shapeless and boundless.

I’ve found this to be true as well. Out for a walk something catches my eye. It might be the light playing in the leaves. It might be how the colors of the forest shift in interesting ways as I’m taking in a scene. Whatever it is, it seems worthy of a photograph, but once the photograph is taken what I usually end up with is just a mass of trees.

HDR mode, as great as it is, is no match for the human eye connected to the human brain.

Started Father’s Day at the Starbucks Reserve store in Lake Forest. Coffee and cake were delicious and loved the wood tray it was served on!

For the first time in 15 years I no longer have a gmail account. Feels a bit odd and I’m not sure why since I haven’t used it that much in the last 10 years 😉

‪Excited to have mac OS Catalina beta running on my Mac without having touched my working Mojave install. APFS volumes are a treat!‬

It’s depressing that public TV in the US doesn’t understand how annoying their break-ins asking for money during shows is. I get 5 minutes. 10-15 makes me not only not want to give money but makes me change the channel.