While relaxing on the patio yesterday afternoon, I saw this half spent salsify (has a seed cluster like a giant dandelion) and thought “time to pull out the G11.” I took a least twenty shots of it–everything from fuzzy, hairy, swirly macros to underneath close-ups aiming into the bright sky shots (the G11’s articulating screen rocks for close-ups!). I picked this shot out of the batch. Why? Because for some reason it works for my aesthetic sensibility–aka, it’s all subjective.
Canon G11 looking over, under, sideways, down.
Smoking charcoal chimney close-up. Seems appropriate for the day.
Canon G11 enjoying the day off.
Commute shot from this past week: The Golden Gate Bridge has been photographed millions of times. Here’s photo number 337,235,493. ;^)
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 61mm. 1/400 second at f/16, ISO 200.
Canon T2i taking it to the bridge.
I cross the Golden Gate Bridge twice every commute day, and I cross it frequently on weekends heading into the city for gigs or whatever. The bridge and I go way back. So I figure taking pictures of it is par for the course. Here’s an up close abstract taken today from the underside. The colored flats are planks from a section of a massive work area under the north end of the bridge.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. F/11 for 1/50 second, ISO 200.
Canon T2i under looking up.
Today, towards the end of my commute, I found this little scene. It looks very Sonoma County in late Spring. The grass losing its green means Summer is near.
Lens: Canon EFS 15-85mm at 35mm. f/11 for 1/400 second, ISO 200.
Canon T2i catching a season change.
The image in the header of my blog looks like it was cropped from the image below–but, obviously, it wasn’t. It’s indeed the same section of the Golden Gate Bridge, but I took this shot today–a much brighter day, and from a slightly different vantage point.
Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 57mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Canon T2i taking in a different perspective.
I bought my T2i in August 2010. It was a birthday gift to myself because, well, I’d been working my ass off so for a bonus I splurged on a new creative tool. Cheap thrill considering I didn’t go for a 7D or, better, a 5D. I did, however, get the EFS 15-85mm lens instead of a standard kit lens. Anyway, one day, early on in my relationship with the T2i, I was running around the house snapping images of this and that. Fortunately, Maggie was a willing subject. The “ghosting” in this image was non-existent in the other shots I took of her. The soft, ethereal quality is what appeals to me.
Lens: EFS 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/40 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon T2i at the beginning.