Rhody Leaves

rhododendron leaves by Allan J Jones photography
wild rhododendron leaves

The Mt Walker trail has areas where the trail goes through fairly thick clumps of wild Rhododendrons. I liked the backlighting showing the leaf veins.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300 mm set at 105mm
ISO 400    1/400 sec    f/10

Amanita Muscaria

Amanita Muscaria by Allan J Jones Photography
Amanita Muscaria

Fall is the time for Amanita Muscaria. I knew someone who ate them for their pyschoactive properties… but it is classified as poisonous. Cooking reduces its toxicity, but also reduces the pyschoactive nature. Better to stick with a nice glass of wine.

Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon 18-70mm set at 65mm
ISO 200    1/50 sec    f/4.5

Lake Algae

Capitol Lake Algae by Allan J Jones Photography
Capitol Lake Algae

Capitol Lake is manmade and filling with sediment. The authorities involved are undecided how to resolve the problems, since any solution is expensive, including letting the lake revert to a tidal basin. In the meantime, large areas of algal scum develop every summer. I found this large patch directly under a walking bridge and thought the patterns were interesting.

Camera: Nikon AW300
Lens set at 6.1mm
ISO 125   1/50 sec    f/4.2