“Please, have some wild grapes, although it’s a little late in the season”. “Take a break for wild grapes”. Or “I brake for wild grapes”. Or “I brake for a chance to photograph wild grapes”. And I’m glad I did, even though there was a whole group of people waiting, more or less patiently, for me to finish doing it. Because I just found this among my files:
I am not taking too much credit here. The Monster (a Pentax K-30) is an excellent camera and I am still far from mastering all its basic functions, much less its quirks. The Pentax 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited is simply a superb lens and I was lucky as all heck to find my copy used. The lucky exposure was 1/200th of a second at ISO 100, and f/2.8 yielded just the right depth of field to break up the background and isolate the subject without smearing everything into nothingness. You know what’s there, but it doesn’t distract you. And that green leaf was in the right place at the right time.