Since it’s the weekend, I’m pulling out some shots I took earlier this month. While commuting home I took a back road near my house and ran across a comely herd of cows. They were very cooperative and agreed to sign waivers for me to have all rights to their likenesses in my photos. The bovine is trés cool!
The longhorn was quite the character!
Canon G11 hoofin’ it.
Today’s commute sucked. Friday. End of summer for schoolers. Everyone trying to get out of Dodge for their last hoorah. All I wanted to do was get home. No stops, just on a mission. But, there’s always the patio, a cold beer, and the garden!
The G11 is a point and shoot camera with really good depth of field (and excellent macro). Unfortunately, it doesn’t do good bokeh. This first shot is straight out of camera background blur (ISO 100, f/2.8):
For this next sunflower shot I used Photoshop to separate the flower into its own layer and then added Gaussian blur to the background.
Canon G11 headed towards the weekend.
As an addendum to today’s earlier posted commute shots, here’s a photo I took this afternoon of some nicely kept houseboats on the docks in Sausalito. This shot is straight from the camera–except for a slight crop and a tad of sharpening.
Canon G11 on the waterfront.
I didn’t have much luck today with the commute shots. I did, however, get a helicopter shot which I think is a perfect pairing with a zeppelin shot I got earlier this month–and no, I don’t sell insurance ;-). Both of these are spur of the moment grabs and exactly as the camera recorded them. The corner elements just happened to work out.
Canon G11 looking up.
For today’s commute photos I turned off 19th Ave on to Rivera St. and went up the hill. No fog today! These are a few of the shots I got before wending my way back to 19th for the rest of the long slog home.
Canon G11 on an urban mission.