Last year we roadtripped up to Portland to photograph a wedding and made sure to carve out a bit of time to stop into New Deal Distillery for a tasting. Of course, we walked out with half a case of their bottles, including both gins because I couldn’t decide which I liked best. In particular I love their ginger liqueur and the ‘Mud Puddle’ (vodka infused with cacao nibs) is particularly delightful.
All shot with Fuji X-Pro1 and the 18-55mm Zoom
Cracks in the driveway, on the hell-strip, in overgrown untended areas, as well as in my neighbors orderly garden.
The plant attracts several kinds of aphids and accompanying ladybugs drawn to the feast. And of course, the Monarch butterfly chooses to lay eggs on it as well.
We were fortunate to watch this butterfly emerge last month, a reminder that we all have seasons to grow, seasons to hide inside a cocoon, and seasons to fly.
I’ve been shooting quite a lot more with my Fuji during weddings, especially the details and ‘preparation’ images, the camera is so much less intrusive and I feel lighter without the weight of the DSLR kit hanging off me. This was shot on the coast, near Mendocino with the X-pro1 and 18-55 zoom.