This blog used to be called Roscoe Blvd. I have expanded the area I want to cover to all of Palm Valley. Palm Valley is not strictly delineated and only semi-official. There are signs where you enter it, but it exists more in the mind than on a map. We aren't a subdivision. We don't have covenants nor a homeowner"s association. Roscoe Blvd. is the main thoroughfare with lots of little side streets. I hope to start recording more of it this summer.
This is the result of about an hour's test of my new lens, the Olympus 17mm f/1.8. It seems to have what I look for most, clarity or transparency, a term I can type and name but have a hard time describing. There just seems to be nothing between me and the object.
I should explain. Carl Weese has a blog called Working Pictures, highly recommended, and trees are a current theme. His Weese weeds are a high point too. He has turned an international loose collection of photographers into hydrantologists. He is also a highly regarded large format photographer who has an ongoing project photographing the disappearing drive-in theaters around the country. His blog is one of about 7 that I can count on to inspire my own photography.
At the south end of Roscoe there is an extension that goes between the Intra Coastal Waterway and a lovely swamp. I go down there often just to look and photograph. The Fall colors are evident now, in November.