Dusty lovers

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.

Cool lovers

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.

The man lamp

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.

The man lamp

Settings: 6.1mm (macro), 1/60 second at f/3.5, ISO 200.

Canon G11 admiring the form.

Pigeons on the roof

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.

Barn with pigeons after a storm

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.

On the vernal equinox

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.

Large vernal pool

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 59mm. 1/200 second at f/16, ISO 200.

Canon T2i on the first day of Spring.

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