Here’s a black and white rendering of a giant, dandelion-like seed head of a Salsify plant. Also known as Oyster Plant (because the edible root supposedly tastes like oysters), it pops up in our yard this time of year. I’ve never eaten it, but maybe this is the year to give it a try. I wonder if it tastes better in black and white?
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM at 300mm. 1/800 at f/5.6, ISO 200. Black and white conversion: Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1).
Canon T2i on wild garden forage.
My other creative endeavor is playing guitar, and that means I have to change strings. Here’s a few used sets on an abstract background. I can’t explain why I like it, but I do.
Canon G11 bridging the endeavors.
While I’m trying to figure out the shift from daily (more or less) commute photos, I’m improvising. Today’s shot is the long shot from yesterday’s Marin Headlands shoot.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 21mm. 1/400 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i taking the long view.
After a lengthy heat spell here in the SF Bay Area, the summer fog finally began rolling back in–not great for the city people, but for us living away from the bay it means cooler days are coming. As I emerged from the fog while crossing the bridge, I could tell that a jaunt up to the Marin Headlands would make for a good photo stop. And it was. This image of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge poking out of the fog was my fave of the 18 shots I took.
For perspective, here’s a wider angle shot of the same scene.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm
First photo: Lens at 85mm. 1/640 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Second photo: Lens at 42mm. 1/400 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i above the fog.
It was a HOT 4th of July weekend here in the SF Bay Area. I was back at work today and because it’s still hot I bee lined home. So for today’s photo I went to the well. I took this shot back in February, liked it enough to process it, but I must have liked another better because it never got published.
Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 55mm. 1/8 second at f/5.0, ISO 800. B&W conversion, Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1).
Canon T2i wandering around town at night.