San Diego Snowman

He won’t melt from Southern heat or Winter rains. The stoneman waits on the steps of the house next to where lives Morla the tortoise. I first spotted him about 10 days ago, and finally got a good shot today, using Sigma fp and 45mm F2.8 DG DN | C lens. How’s that for holiday decor? Sure beats the used-diaper debris that tourists left behind in Julian, where they rushed to see (and rudely soil) fresh snow.

The Featured Image is a JPEG converted from DNG—cropped, Highlights and Contrast boosted. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/4, ISO 160, 1/125 sec, 45mm; 3:09 p.m. PST.