As my Facebook friends are now aware, I have finally entered the modern age and acquired a smart phone. Along with ample other distractions, it includes an 8MP camera, which I've been practicing with.
And that is how the photo below was taken. Regardless of the device used, the scene was beautiful and perfect for Wednesday Vignette, hosted weekly by Anna of Flutter & Hum. The photo below was taken at Cistus Nursery. The trunk belongs to Eucalyptus perriniana, with a bamboo in the background and the blue-green leaves of a yucca at the bottom right. I just love the gorgeous, peeling bark with the lush green background and blue of the yucca serving as an accent. This picture is one that would be improved by smell-o-vision, as the eucalyptus scents the air wonderfully.
As you can see, the photo is long and narrow. I'm going to have to learn how to take pictures while keeping in mind that I may want to crop them to bring their dimensions towards a more typical ratio. For this photo, though, it's perfect. Maximize the exposure on that gorgeous bark!