While scouting for the best meeting point for the photowalk this weekend my cohort and I stopped a few times to take pictures. There were lots of possibilities but it seemed like every time I found something I like the evening's rain got a little heavier. When wielding a wide angle lens it is difficult to keep droplets off the front element and at small apertures they show up. It was a little frustrating but as I was making my way back to my car I found these little ferns growing the the mortar between the brick and with the direction of the wind it was dry!
This is what Brian Matiash calls minutia and I love it. They're the metaphorical pot of gold at the end of the photographic rainbow; you don't really expect to find something so interesting and exciting so when you do it just makes your day. These delicate ferns are growing in an area of heavy industry where, if they don't impede utility, they are left alone.
Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
35mm, f4, 1 sec @ 200 ISO