From this morning:
The setup: my daughter woke me up early, and insisted on a fresh-grilled hot dog for breakfast. I’m cool with that – I mean, we only have certified parve hot dogs* (all beef), so we consider it kosher to have them at any time.
Yes, that pun was deliberate.
So I go out, and see a deliciously sunny morning. Ran for the 80-400mm lens & looked around for interesting things while the grill warmed up, then while the hot dog roasted. One of the first things I noticed: the spiderweb, which isn’t that sharp here. It was kinda insignificant, unless against a dark background. But when I placed the mug next to it, I noticed a wonderful reflection of light coming off of our home. Yes, I was using the side of our home as a reflector.
And I thought that was cool enough to post in its own right.
Another thing that I liked about this: when thinking about Jay Maisel’s philosophy of watching the edges, I felt that I pulled this one off just a bit better than I have in the past. It’s like I’m on the very edge of understanding how to put these together without adding in distracting elements.
And that feels pretty damned good.
* Hebrew National, in case you care.