Up Close with Fork and Camera

Burning Z graphic from The Mask of Zorro | ©Amblin EntertainmentIn Las Californias of the 1820s, Zorro rode around carving a big Z with his blade as he struck fear into the hearts and minds of soldiers assigned to New Spain.

Sue, aka the Skinny Wench of A Word in Your Ear, on the other hand, has taken the big Z and placed it squarely in our faces. The Z she has in mind is ZOOM, this week’s A-Word-a-Week Photo Challenge.

In lens speak, the ZOOM is there to assist us in quickly increasing the magnification of a distant object so that we can clearly see — if in focus — the smallest details of the subject we’re shooting from afar.

Here are a few ZOOMs that I hope would have been suitable for framing by El Z (Don Diego) or devouring by Sergeant Garcia.

@The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

The Palladian Traveler's Borsalino over cobblestone | ©Tom Palladio Images

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