The sky cleared today so for commute fun I headed down to Fort Baker. I took a little hike up behind the Presidio Yacht Club and grabbed some shots. Though the color rendering of this shot of the bridge looked nice, black and white just seemed better.
Lens: Canon EFS 15-85mm at 27mm. F/16 for 1/320 second, ISO 200.
Canon T2i milking the landmark.
I had a band rehearsal after work today so I had to get home. I did, however, manage a quick stop near my house where I grabbed a few shots of some turkeys as they were scurrying across an open field. This shot is zoomed all the way in so it’s all the turkey I could get. What I like about it is being able to see where they’re heading.
Lens: Canon EFS 15-85mm at 85mm. f/11 for 1/60 sec, ISO 200.
Canon T2i chasing turkeys.
We’re having an unusual, winter-like rainy spell here in the Bay Area. On the weekend, between cloudbursts, I took this shot. I call it “Clouds and crow” because, well… that’s what it is. ;^)
Canon G11 focusing on the big and the small.
We have a patch of cool looking African aloe on the edge of the driveway next to our house. It’s a super sturdy and very prickly aloe–not something little kids should play near. In May it shoots up 2′ to 3′ tall spikes with multiflowered, salmon colored heads. Here’s a close-up of a recently opened bloom.
Lens: Canon EFS 15-85mm at 50mm. f/5.0 for 1/250 sec, ISO 200.
Canon T2i recording the homestead species.
Where I work there’s are two atria, one at the front entrance and the other at the back (employees) entrance to the building. The only plants in either atrium are several very broad and tall clumps of long, spiky green leaves. They are called African Iris, or the Fortnight Lily. The blooms start in late Spring and go well into the Summer. Here’s a close-up of a fresh bloom I took today as I was leaving for the long ride home. (The natural lighting was quite nice so other than a little cropping and a bit of sharpening after reducing the size for the blog, the shot is as the camera captured it.)
Canon G11 taking a parting shot.