A slightly different perspective

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.

Golden Gate Bridge section with city background

Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 57mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i taking in a different perspective.

Mags up close

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.

Maggie on 8/25/2010

Lens: EFS 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/40 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.

Canon T2i at the beginning.

Psychedelicized aloe bloom

I’m a relative newbie to digital photography so I spend a fair amount of time checking out other people’s stuff and reading photography blogs. There’s lots of great information to be had, but one thing that bugs me is all the silly bickering about the post processing of images. If I look at a digital photo I’ve taken and think it might look more interesting tweaked, I’m going to tweak it. If I like the result I’ll post it. I liked the way this one turned out.

Aloe bloom psychedelicized

Canon G11 on ‘shrooms.

The bridge at night

Last night we played a gig at the Presidio Yacht Club. Between sets I managed to grab some night shots of the Golden Gate Bridge–the view of the bridge from the outside porch of the club is spectacular! I didn’t use a tripod, but rested the camera body on the deck railing and framed accordingly. This image was my fave.

Golden Gate Bridge at night

I did very little post processing on the image–a slight crop, a fractional boost in the white level and the usual sharpening after resizing for the blog.

Lens: Canon EFS 15-85mm at 29mm. f/11 for 4 seconds, ISO 400.

Canon T2i taking in the night.

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