It’s a very rainy Christmas day here in the SF Bay Area–meaning no outdoor photo opportunities. So it’s back to the 10,000 mile collection. Here’s two I think work well in black and white (à la my new Nik Silver Efex Pro Photoshop plugin):
This was the Saskatoon station in the early morning on our way east. Like I said before, not all Canadian train stations are palatial.
And a couple of thousand miles up the tracks, this is different view from our first room at the Hotel Belley in Quebec City (it was obviously rainy, but I was looking out from our cozy, dry hotel room).
Canon G11 exhibiting the memory of an elephant.
During the 10,000 mile trip, I made a point of grabbing a shot through the train window whenever we made short stops at stations where continuing passengers couldn’t get off the train. This one is from somewhere in New Brunswick on the ride between Halifax and Charny. It’s an odd juxtaposition–the gray skies and dilapidated building, the neat line of discarded freezers, and the girl in a red jacket talking on a cell phone… kind of “mysterious.”
Canon G11 at a train stop somewhere in eastern Canada.
Sipping a pint or two at a bar with a camera on hand sometimes makes interesting shots happen (did I just say, “Shit happens?”). I pulled this one out of the 10,000 mile trip archive, filtered it through Nik Silver Efex Pro (no cropping) and liked the result.
Canon G11 looking back in black and white.
It’s been a while since I grabbed some commute photos. Today the rain subsided so I scooted off the freeway at the Mill Valley turnoff to grab some shots. Also, I’m demoing Nik Silver Effects Pro–hence more black and white. First impression… it’s the shite! Great PS plugin! No doubt I’ll pay the price of admission because it’s much more robust than the built in Photoshop black and white filter.
Mt Tamalpais enveloped in clouds after the storm:
And looking northeast towards Hwy 101:
Canon G11 back on the commute route.
Being in a band means rehearsing in a shared place. Besides sharing a sonic space, there also tends to be props used for shows strewn about the hallway. This was the scene today–a mannequin girl band. Mannequins aren’t really my thing, but I had to take a shot.
Canon G11 at the rehearsal space.