Down by the river

Yesterday, at the end of my commute, I went down by the river to grab some shots. Off 1st Street there are several streets that dead end at the river that have new sitting areas. These two shots were taken from one of the sitting areas (actually at the end of H St.).

Old pilings and river side industrial plant

Very old river pilings

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm
First image: 26mm, 1/250 at f/11, ISO 200
Second image: 18mm, 1/200 at f/11, ISO 200
Black and white conversion: Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1)

Canon T2i at the river’s edge.

Pretty in pink

Hwy 101 through the Novato narrows is either the first or last leg of my daily commute. Midway through the reduced lane section of highway is the dump. In the wee dark hours, the brightly lit dump looks like something out of a Mad Max movie. In the afternoon, it’s hardly visible–especially in the Spring when the grass is still green, the mustard is in full bloom, and the oaks are swelling with new growth. I’d been seeing some streaks of bright pink way out the dump road for the past week or so, so today I decided to have a look. I figured it was iceplant, and I was right. It’s probably been planted next to the slough for erosion control (though that’s just a guess).

Ice plant bloom by dump

Lens: 15-85mm at 20mm. 1/125 second at f/16, ISO 200.

Canon T2i chasing streaks of pink.

Industrial mishmash

Happy May Day! Shout-out to the workers of the world!

This afternoon we headed off to band rehearsal and several miles down the road I realized I’d forgotten to bring a camera. Damn damn damn! “Not so” says I to myself several minutes later, “I’ve got my iPhone.” So here’s an iPhone shot I took (using the Pro HDR app) of the view just across the road from our rehearsal space.

Industrial mishmash

iPhone substituting at a rehearsal.

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