Changing the weather

While waiting for the seasonal change from the month long Indian Summer we’re having in the SF Bay Area, I decided to change the appearance of the weather myself. The fog was indeed rolling in at the Golden Gate, but it was in contrast to a bright blue sky. I converted the image to black and white in Nik Silver Efex Pro, first tweaking the contrast and structure. I then added a white vignette to give the shot a vintage look as well as enhance the “weather effect” of the swirling fog.

Petaluma Bridge

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 35mm. 1/400 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i taking it to the bridge.

Handlebars and legs

The commute was once again uninspiring for taking photographs. The temperature is pleasant, but this year’s Indian Summer has lingered for far too long–and, according to the weather reports, there’s no change in site. Weird. Ah well, it’s probably time to focus on some fresh close-ups and abstracts as a photographic antidote for the current doldrums. In the meantime, here’s quirky shot I took during a night out this past Summer.

Bicycle handlebars and a woman's legs

Canon G11 close to the subjects at hand.

Stream of fog

I’m uninspired to shoot during my commute these days, not because I don’t want to but because the weather has been so perfectly dull. Clear, but hazy skies and/or high fog on virtually windless days for two weeks. So, for today’s photo, I went back to that weird, wispy fog day at the Golden Gate Bridge last month and pulled up this image of a fog stream.

Stream of fog at the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.

Canon T2i following the stream.