This is the main alley in our picturesque town. It’s located between the two main streets. If you walk by and just look down it from its entrance this the view.
From the street, it looks kind of grungy (and better in black and white), but a little over halfway down the alley one finds art. Here is a small section of the work.
Canon T2i taking in the alley.
Fortunately, I wasn’t seeing double when I took this photo, but I was seeing red.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm. Nik Silver Efex Pro for the black and white conversion. Photoshop trickery for the color (though the sign is indeed red).
Canon T2i out on the town.
It has been a warm January weekend here in the Bay Area (the halcyon days of February are a little early this year), so I got out there and tidied up the yard a bit. While sweeping the side patio our little iron frog on the mossy concrete caught my eye. In keeping with the “close to home” theme, I pulled out the G11 and grabbed a few shots.
Canon G11 close to home.
Sometimes the alley side of a picturesque town is not so “picturesque.” Still, alleys can be quite interesting from a photographic point of view–especially in terms of contrast. And what better for emphasizing contrast than black and white.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm. Nik Silver Efex Pro for the black and white conversion.
Canon T2i capturing contrast.
Yesterday was a beautiful day in the Bay Area. During the commute home I took a detour and meandered up the Marin Headlands. This is what I saw through the viewfinder.
San Francisco through the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.
A full bridge/city view from higher up.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Canon T2i looking out on the city.