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Grass roots

A quick loop around the building in which I work at lunchtime today snagged the following (pretty average) photographs.

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Green and yellow (variegated) bush
These must be two varieties of the same plant – one variegated, the nother not. It’s quite a pleasant effect.

Bus stop
Hold that bus – I want to get on! I think the composition here is quite OK. The frame is full and, I think, balanced. I dislike the “bus zone” sign in the middle of the image – but there’s not a lot to be done about it. I don’t mind the high level of reflection from the bus windscreen – in this case it adds a sense of the unknown as to what lies behind.

Grass roots (growing from tree bark)
Huh! Grass growing in a crack in the bark in this tree. I can’t imagine that it gets much moisture in there.

Spot metering to photograph inside dark roof space
When I approached this building I could only see the darkness at the apex of the roof. I decided to set the camera’s exposure meter to “spot metering”. This is the result. A reasonably good exposure for the inside of the roof space with the rest of the frame blown away by the magnitude of light. Useful to know.

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