Two personal things: I do my own laundry and we don’t have a dryer. When the dryer finally wore out several years back we decided to make do without. We got some solar dryers (aka, a clothes line and a wood rack) and never looked back. When it’s raining, we rack dry in the house. The rest of the time it’s solar all the way. And, what can I say, I like doing my own laundry. Here’s a shot of the last load of the day just before I brought it in.
Canon G11 before taking it in.
Blooming wisteria means Spring. It’s one of the plants that, despite the warming trend, continues to be on schedule. Last week I posted a photo of a wisteria spike on our vine before it burst. Here’s a frame of what it looks like now–freshly opened.
Canon G11 showing a burst of Spring.
Saturday, after a band rehearsal, we chilled on the patio enjoying a couple of beers. I had my G11 handy and snapped all kinds of quirky, close-up shots. The fun of this kind of shooting is that occasionally something reveals itself. This simple image (plus my usual Photoshop/Nik Silver Efex techniques) worked for me.
Canon G11 staying off the cracks.
April. It’s warm. It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s dry. Today it was overcast and warmish–welcome to Northern California. This daisy was grabbing all it could get–as was I.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 80mm. 1/800 second at f/16, ISO 200–shooting at a cloud filtered sun.
Canon T2i working with the elements.
I love wide angle lenses. Given this view, the impulse might be to pull the City in (which I did in another shot) and/or get closer to Alcatraz (which I also did). But fully zoomed out the image takes on a whole different perspective–the long view.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85 at 15mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i taking the long view.