Still confined to barracks!
I am running out of things I want to photograph and in those brief windows that I feel quite good, and when I am in the mood to make images, I am getting desperate.
However taking these things “with a pinch of salt” reminded me that Mary had a jar of something called Pink Himalayan salt. According to Wikipedia this is the clever marketing name applied to rock salt mined in the Khewra Salt mines in Pakistan. Its pink coloration comes from the small percentage of iron oxide in the crystals. There are those who believe it is healthier than ordinary salt. I have a bunch of ocean front properties in Arizona that I wish to sell to those people. It is still about 98% NaCl and 2 to 3% gypsum, with traces of other minerals.
Be all that as it may, it looks different, so I poured some into a whisky glass (no whisky was harmed in this experiment) and tried a couple of close shots.
Of course I miss getting out to see the real birds, so I thought I’d practice with a very small household ornament. From the right distance they do look OK. Unfortunately their artistic weaknesses are emphasised by the close-up treatment. The greenery in the background is from the garden.
So passes another day.