Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice

This towering Bird of Paradise plant rises two-stories high inside the Marin County Civic Center. It was planted in 1962 and survives to this day.

For Sally’s challenge this week I used the the Watts lens/Cano Cafenol film/Jolly Rainbo 2X Flash combination in the Hipstamatic app to take this photo.

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  12 comments for “Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice

  1. January 25, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Amazing, Allan. I will look for it next time I go there. Great shot.


  2. January 25, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Impressive plant, Beautiful use of app really shows it off. I like the frame.
    The UUChurch in Kensington has trees in the Atrium that have been there for over 50 years thanks to sky lights.


    • January 26, 2016 at 5:46 AM

      Thanks, Carol. We took a docent tour of the MCCC last month and learned a lot of information about the history of the building and the design/maintenance challenges it presents.


      • January 26, 2016 at 1:35 PM

        That sounds like a treat. I’ll put on my to do list.


      • January 26, 2016 at 2:40 PM

        For $5.00 you won’t be sorry.


  3. January 25, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Two stories high and that old? That’s quite a plant, Allan.



  4. January 25, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    That is a complex image with many layers to inspect. Would be nice to have a series to view changing light patterns. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  5. January 25, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    Interesting image. Tough lighting conditions.


    • January 25, 2016 at 8:38 AM

      The lighting condition was tough. I think that when the sun is farther north the floor tile will reflect enough fill light to compensate. It will be a matter of what time of day that condition will present itself.

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