This past Saturday night, our band played a gig at Smiley’s Saloon and Hotel in Bolinas, CA. We’ve played there many times, and, because driving home in the wee hours on the windy roads from Bolinas is such a trek, we always accept the gracious hospitality of the proprietor and spend the night–NICE perk! After breakfast on Sunday morning the fog began to abate so we decided to take a long walk along the beach.
This shot was taken along the mouth of the Bolinas Lagoon.
Maggie turned just as I pressed the shutter button– “What the… ?”
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
First image: 24mm, f/11 for 1/400 second, ISO 200.
Second image: 73mm, f/11 for 1/400 second, ISO 200.
Canon T2i walking on the beach.
While chilling at the homestead yesterday I put the 70-300mm on the T2i and went looking for abstraction. After stripping out the color, this image fit the bill.
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm at 210mm, f/7.1 for 1/320 second, ISO 200.
Canon T2i abstracting from the everyday.
I pulled into the driveway after my long commute and saw a perfect, giant dandelion next to the garage–actually, the plant is called Salsify and has a 3″ diameter (dandelion-like) seed head. I shot some close-ups and here’s the one I liked the best.
Canon G11 working the macro.
Mark di Suvero is a well known abstract expressionist sculptor who just happens to have a very visible studio in my hometown (but that’s another story). This di Suvero sculpture called “Sea Change” is located near AT&T Park on the bay side of the Embarcadero in San Francisco. The person in the middle’s shirt just happened to look similar to the red in the sculpture so in Photoshop I extracted the reds into a layer, converted a duplicated image layer to black and white and merged the two.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 27mm. f/11 for 1/160 second, ISO 200.
Canon T2i admiring form and color.
In general, I don’t take a lot of photos during any given outing (I must still have a film SLR sensibility), and I rarely use a tripod, so when I get several shots that I like I’m a happy photographer. Another from the baseball game series I’ve been posting over the past few days, this wharf scene was taken after the game along the Embarcadero while walking back to my car.
6.1mm (28mm equivalent on a full frame sensor), f/5.6 for 4 seconds, ISO 200–handheld.
Canon G11 by the bay at night.