Ramblin’ Rose

I may regret the Featured Image tomorrow, but it looks pretty good tonight. Admission: My judgement cannot be trusted. Today’s routine eye exam included the dreaded dilation, which blurs my vision. My ability to appropriately assess composition or image quality is unreliable.

The wicked, but temporary, enlargement of my pupils obliterated any meaningful outdoor routine until early evening under a Marine Layer that never lifted. By 7:32 p.m. PDT, with sunset officially 14 minutes away, deep dusk had already set in when, finally walking, I passed the white rose bushes.

I took four photos using Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. This one is second-to-last and utilizes the smartphone camera’s portrait mode. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 200, 1/120 sec, 23mm (film equivalent).

The post’s title gives hat tip to song of the same name written by Noel Sherman and Joe Sherman and sung by the illustrious Nat King Cole, who took the tune to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1962.