South Bay vista

Two blocks from where I work is Bayfront Park–the only open space in Menlo Park. During lunchtime, three or four days a week, I put on my running gear and slog the trails. I’ve been running there for years. Now and again the view from the hilltops is spectacular. To get shots of the vistas, however, requires a bit of a hike. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time at the end of the work day at the start of my long commute home to get into hiking mode. But yesterday, because of the wild sky, I decided to head up the closest hill from the back parking area and grab a couple of quick shots. This is my fave.

SF Bay view from Bayfront Park

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/125 second at f/16. ISO 200.

Canon T2i from the stomping grounds.

Tiled steps

Today, during my commute home, I got stuck in very slow traffic on 19th Avenue–when 19th bogs down it’s never fun. I turned up Moraga Street with the intention of bypassing 10 or so blocks of the jam up but ended up stopping to grab a few shots of these tiled steps. It was lightly raining and it was getting late (I’d already stopped to take photos earlier) so I didn’t have much time. I did, however, manage to get this very symmetrical shot of these very cool looking stairs.

Art tiles at 16th and Moraga

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 46mm. 1/40 second at f/9. ISO 200.

Canon T2i finding art along the commute.

Straight up

This is another shot from yesterday’s commute stop. I figure with all the effected images I’ve been posting lately, something straight from the camera is in order. There’s no major tweaking on this image, just a little boost of the blacks and a touch of contrast to make it “pop”–and, of course, the usual sharpening after resizing for the blog format.

Oak on hill

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 46mm. 1/320 second at f/16. ISO 200.

Canon T2i dishing it up straight.

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