Lettuce Grow for You

Perhaps you remember “Carport Lettuce” from July 2020. The grower, located in my San Diego neighborhood of University Heights, is preparing to take his hydroponic garden to one of the area’s farmers markets—and possibly to several. My wife chatted with him yesterday, and we returned to his mobile grower today.

The Featured Image and companions come from Leica Q2, and I scold myself for not rushing to get the shots. When Annie and I ventured out on a late-morning walk, the sky was overcast. By the time I remembered the lettuce cart, the sun had come out, casting hard shadows. Diffuse light would have made for better photos. First of the set is cropped to remove, from down the street, two cars with visible license plates. Vitals, aperture preset for all: f/8, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, 28mm; 12:34 p.m. PDT.

The remainder are presented in order taken. I shot the second at f/4 and f/8 and chose the former because it better blurs background (although not enough). Vitals: f/4, ISO 100, 1/800 sec, 28mm; 12:35 p.m.

I did something similar with the third, opting to post the pic with narrower aperture and, so, wider depth-of-field. Vitals: f/11, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, 28mm; 12:36 p.m.

The last looks down the street: f/8, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, 28mm; 12:37 p.m.