Here’s a Holga-esque impression of a little statuette we have in the house. I set the statuette against a black backdrop and kept it dusty because I liked the dust effect in yesterday’s shot.
Settings: 6.1mm (28mm equivalent), ISO 200, 1/60 second at f/4.0, flash compensation set to -1. Hand-held–like most of my shots.
Effects: B&W conversion, Nik Silver Efex (slightly tweaked “Holga” preset), blueish color cast added in Photoshop.
Canon G11 working the dust.
Rain rain rain–no stopping on the commute during the deluge. Once I got home I pulled out the G11 and started snapping shots in the house. This close-up shot of the man lamp in our living room was the best of the lot. I used manual controls with flash, compensation set at -1, on this one. Love the dusty detail.
Settings: 6.1mm (macro), 1/60 second at f/3.5, ISO 200.
Canon G11 admiring the form.
We’ve been getting hammered with rain here in the Bay Area–and, for the record, it’s quite late for such heavy deluges. But, being that it’s Spring, when it clears the big cloud views can be quite nice. This afternoon was no exception. This view is just up the road from my house.
Lens: 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/400 second at f/16, ISO 200.
Canon T2i working between the storms.
Here’s another shot from yesterday’s commute stop. I like the mixed textures of the galvanized metal barn, the ground and the passing storm clouds in the frame–but, oddly enough, it’s the pigeons just doing what pigeons do that makes the shot for me.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 61mm. 1/200 second at f/16, ISO 200.
Black and white conversion: Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1).
Canon T2i admiring the pigeon-ness of the pigeon.
We got some heavy rain here in the Bay Area over the weekend. Today, fortunately, I had a fairly dry commute home. Towards the end of my long drive I stopped and grabbed this shot of the tail end of the storm as it passed over Sonoma County. The body of water is not a lake, but a large vernal pool swollen by the rain.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 59mm. 1/200 second at f/16, ISO 200.
Canon T2i on the first day of Spring.