A non-science blog this week. I write this on Christmas Eve. The weather here in southern California is about as wintery/Christmassy as it gets. Rain last night with blue skies, fluffy clouds and cold winds today. Cold for southern California. Temperatures are in the upper 50s. Friends in Minnesota would be out running around in shorts and T-shirts, and probably jumping into lakes in this weather.
This blog goes out quite widely by the time I finish posting in on the various social media sites I use, so I want to wish a season of peace and love to anyone who reads this. If you celebrate Christmas, then Merry Christmas to you.
Today’s photo isn’t necessarily connected to Christmas, beyond the fact that it was taken in downright cold conditions in Omaha, Nebraska last March. It was legitimately cold, with a high that day in the mid-40s, with a stiff north wind blowing, as I recall. I was in Omaha to attend the mid-year meetings of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. I had a free afternoon on the last day of the conference and took the time to indulge my photographic addiction by wandering along the edge of the Missouri River looking for interesting things to photograph. At the very end of the trip I came across some public art in front of the CenturyLink Center, and found the large shiny ball in which I caught my reflection. My photo subjects tend toward the natural, but occasionally I take photos like this. Just something different and fun.
Wishing for peace and happiness for the whole world.
Today’s photo was taken with a Canon EF17-40 mm f/4L USM lens zoomed to 40 mm on a Canon EOS 5D Mk III. The exposure was set to 1/15 sec at f/9.5 and ISO 100.