Winter dandelion

Taking a cue from Andrew S. Gibson’s excellent 3 eBook series, “The Magic of Black and White,” combined with inspiration from Stuart Sipahigil’s eBook, “Close to Home,” I spied this lone winter dandelion out in my backyard and grabbed some macro shots. I like this vertical image the best.

Petaluma Bridge

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. Black and white conversion done in Nik Silver Efex Pro.

Canon T2i close to home.

California sunset

Since the first of the year I’ve been working on a gnarly set of puzzles at work. Most days, by the time I get in the car for the long drive home, my mind is all but spent. Needless to say, stopping for photo ops hasn’t been on the top of my list. Once home, after chilling out a bit, I’ll usually get the “urge.” Yesterday we had a beautiful sunset so I pulled out the G11 and snapped a few shots from the street in front of my house. This is my fave.

Petaluma Bridge

Canon G11 basking in the orange glow.

Workers on a break

During my photo walk around town on Sunday afternoon I happened on these two guys hanging out in the alley taking a work break. I asked them if I could take their picture and they gave me the OK. They both have great faces so I was tempted to zoom in and grab some portraits, but not wanting to bug them I took just this one.

Workers on a break

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm. Black and white conversion done in Nik Silver Efex Pro.

Canon T2i esta haciendo nuevos amigos.

Reflections on the river

During the late afternoon I spent an hour or so walking around town with the T2i (mounted with my trusty Canon EF-S 15-85mm lens). Because I’m usually so busy with the day to day I don’t often take the time to just go out and take pictures as a leisure activity. I should definitely do it more often because I had a lot of fun, and got some decent shots. I’ll be posting more from today’s batch, but for now here’s a couple of “impressionistic” images of reflections on the river.

Petaluma River reflections 1

Petaluma River reflections 2

Except for resizing and the usual tiny bit of sharpening, both of these shots are straight from the camera.

Canon T2i digging the reflections.

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