There’s nothing like an early Sunday morning stroll through the gardens, especially these cool fall mornings. One sees the occasional early-rising bird and a few squirrels. But still there’s a calm in the air, as if the gardens, late in the year and early in the morning this Sunday, are sleeping in a bit.
These images were all shot on my stroll this morning through the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, California. Here in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest, the chilly mornings of fall usually give way to the gloriously sunny days southern California is famous for.
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Technical information: All shot with the new Fuji X-100 at 23 mm. ISO was 400. In most cases I let the camera set aperture and shutter, modifying that when I wanted to control the field of focus. All images shot raw and then processed in Lightroom and Nik. I found that virtually all images needed to be brightened, with exposure corrected towards the right significantly. All also benefited from significant sharpening. Interesting camera, this X-100. Joanne