Vacation view at f/22

I’m feeling 100% better so I’ve spent most of the day… practicing guitar. I did grab a few moments of quality time with my T2i while some cool summer cloud formations were passing overhead. This is the first photo I’ve published that was shot at f/22. In fact, today was the first day I took shots at f/22. And I forgot to check the ISO (vacation brain is lazy), so I was shooting at f/22, ISO 100 without a tripod. The trick: don’t breathe! 😉

Black and white view from the lazy table

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/25 at f/22, ISO 100.

Canon T2i looking up from the lazy table.

Black and white and red

It’s Labor Day, and I’ve got a bit of a stomach malady. Nothing serious, but barbecuing isn’t going to happen here at the homestead. Neither do I feel motivated to pull out the camera. So I decided to pull up an older shot and do some Photoshop play. The image was first converted to black and white using the Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1) plugin, then I selected all the reds from the original image layer, copied and pasted them them into their own layer. I merged the reds with the black and white layer, did a little fine tuning, et voilĂ :

Black and white with red added back

The red clad group are members of the Hubbub Club hanging out backstage after their set at the 2011 Cotati Accordion Festival.

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.

Canon T2i seeing red.

Late summer rose

I’m on vacation and have no plans to travel. In fact, except for a few band gigs, I’m doing my best to stay out of the car–i.e., no commuting! So today, while chilling at the homestead, I decided to play around with a couple of different lenses. This image, shot with my 85mm prime, got the nod.

Late summer rose

Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8. 1/125 second at f/2.8, ISO 100.

Canon T2i playing at the homestead.

Manhole cover

After a gig in San Francisco back in July, I took some night shots of the street scene. A streetlight lit PG&E manhole cover on the street just outside the venue entrance caught my eye. I framed the shot tightly because the pavement around the cover’s edges was very grungy. The image looks kind of Mayan Modern.

SF manhole cover at night

Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM. 1/6 second at f/2.8, ISO 1600.

Canon T2i on the street.

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