The Obstacle

File the Featured Image in the category of “look up”. Because, until this evening when conducting an online image search, I had no idea that this hanging thing—upon which I repeatedly bonked my head over several months—is a banana flower. If I understand rightly, and someone correct me if mistaken, bananas should have been seen growing above had I turned my eyes upward.

I don’t exactly recall over which sidewalk the bulbous object hung, but it would be somewhere on the East side of Park Blvd in San Diego neighborhood University Heights. My guess: Louisiana or Mississippi street.

I used Leica Q2 to make the moment—shots in two apertures. In the other, at f/5.6, the object is fully focused. Here, with shallower depth of field, focal point is on the outer edge of the leaf lined red. But the composition (as shot) appeals, with the blurred walker approaching. Vitals: f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/250 sec, 28mm; 12:36 p.m. PST, Jan. 21, 2020.