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Beautiful Berkeley Bouquet

 

The grass is always greener and the flowers are always more colorful on the other side (of the mountain).  You think that’s just a whiny statement from a beach girl wannabe, but now you can judge for yourself.

Here is the bouquet right from our friend’s yard.

Here’s just one of the flowers.  I loved the shadows.  I was experimenting using my 70-300 lens, which gives me fits.

I was also trying to take spider webs.  If I put the button on auto focus, the camera focused  perfectly until I snapped the picture, then the instant BEFORE the picture registered, the focus went out of focus, and I got blurry spiders.

If I tried to manually focus the picture, I got a splotch of light which quickly evaporated once I moved the lens a half a millimeter.

 

Finally I found a way to trick the camera into doing something like I wanted.  I auto focused it, then I switched to manual, and snapped the picture.  GOTCHA CANON REBEL XTi! HAHA!

So tomorrow I’ll show the you the unique homes I found, just in a few short blocks.

 

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    • I just couldn’t resist. I got bit, though. Spiders are your nemesis since you love the old buildings. They tend to take over!!! But that’s part of the charm!

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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