I was shooting photos of a tree covered in blossoms on Saturday morning when I noticed this collection of pine cones scattered over bare ground next to a school annex. A good friend took a gorgeous large format photo of pine cones he'd encountered in the wilderness during one of his photographic adventures. That photo inspired me to look more closely at this collection. I took a few shots. This is the most interesting of the group... This was shot with the 105 f/2.5 AI-s mounted on a D700.