Hugh saw these first . . . fallen magnolia petals, branded by Specialized Hardpack . . . or maybe Michelin. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen bicycle tire prints on a Magnolia petal — or any petal, for that matter. So I thought this pic was deserving of a “Today’s Photo” post.

Magnolia petals with tire tracks

Petal Tracks - ©ingridtaylar

The Photo: Shot on a Berkeley sidewalk with my Panasonic FZ50 in macro mode. Simple as that. I spot-metered on the petals which sometimes makes the background too dark without any exposure compensation. But in this case, isolating the petals as brighter objects worked for me. All-scene metering consistently over-exposed the petals.