Despite a rain shower or two over the past month, the warm, windless, hazy days continue around the Bay Area. I had my 70-300mm lens with me today so, ignoring the haze, I drove up to the Marin Headlands hoping to grab a few good shots with the longer focal lengths. I now know that longer zooms actually magnify haze making it look more pronounced. Live and learn! I settled on this shot because the whiter haze along the immediate coast looks more natural than the smog over the city.
BTW, the freighter was massive!
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM.
Top photo: lens at 70mm. 1/80 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Bottom photo: lens at 240mm. 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Canon T2i cutting through the haze.
Because of Hwy 101 construction the traffic has become unpredictable, so I’m tending not make regular stops to take photos during my commute. But, there’s always an abstract to be had around the homestead.
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm at 300mm. 1/60 second at f/5.6, ISO 400.
Canon T2i going out on a limb.
Every year at the beginning of November our Mexican Bush Marigold blooms. The plant is quite large and right now is covered with hundreds of flowers. I shot this isolated cluster this afternoon while experimenting with very shallow depth of field.
Lens: Canon 85mm f/1.8. 1/400 second at f/2.0, ISO 200.
Canon T2i seeing yellow.
Here’s another shot from yesterday’s salvage yard stop. The sign says it all.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Canon T2i enraptured by scrapture.
There’s a salvage yard with all kinds of “scrapture” curiosities at the last exit of my homeward bound commute. I’ve been meaning to stop for months. Today I finally did, and these punk dinosaurs, feigning to take on the windmill, were more than happy to have their picture taken.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 50mm. 1/160 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i going prehistoric.