Rustic Rose

Walking along Campus Ave., yesterday, here in San Diego neighborhood of University Heights, a few properties past the Schoolhouse, I came upon some roses of similar—if not the same—variety as the ones shared with you a few weeks ago. I thought: They’re white. I’m carrying Leica Q2 Monochrom. Why not?

The Featured Image is the original, edited to taste but composed as shot. The companion is a close crop so you can see just how amazing is the dazzling detail that this camera can capture. Focus is spot on where I wanted it.

I used the Q2 Mono’s dedicated Macro mode—activated by turning a ring around the lens barrel. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/4, ISO 200, 1/3200 sec, 28mm; 12:57 p.m. PDT.

Black and white is alluring, even for flowers. Don’t you think?