A storm moved into and out of the Bay Area over the past 24 hours dumping a moderate amount of rain. By the time I left work for my commute home the roads were dry. I figured it might be a good day to take a little side trip down to Fort Baker and grab some photos. Unfortunately, there was a layer of very high clouds filtering the sunlight so I didn’t get the sparkling clear views I was hoping for–but, I was the only out there so I had an enjoyably peaceful 15 minutes of photo fun.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 42mm. 1/320 second at f/9.0, ISO 100.
Canon T2i alone on the pier.
Things have gotten busy of late, and the band is preparing to go out on a 10 day tour, so I’ve been lax with my daily photo stops. Excuses, excuses…. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I scored a copy of Lightroom 3 from B&H for $69! Great deal, but it was back ordered so while I’m waiting for it to arrive I’ve been looking through my messy photo collection planning a much needed organizational attack. Tonight I ran across this image and pulled it out of the stack–probably because the motel room kitchenette seems so tidy.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 19mm. 1/30 second at f/5.6, ISO 400.
Canon T2i in a motel kitchen.
Neighbors. In my immediate vicinity, both of the two closest ones like strong, harsh night lighting and more often than not forget to turn them off. Drives me crazy because I like going out into my yard at night to look at the sky. Alas. So I got creative with it last night. And… It’s now 5:30 PM the next day and these lights are still on–they’ve been on all day. Happens all the time. And, yes, I’ve asked.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 28mm. 3.2 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 800.
Canon T2i looking over the fence.
I was recently out and about listening to and shooting photos of a band mate’s jazz ensemble. I liked this shot of the bass player and preferred it rendered in black and white.
Canon G11 making the scene.
I’ve owned and ridden motorcycles in my lifetime, but I’ve never ridden a Harley. If I were to own one, I could see it looking something like this.
Canon G11 getting close to the chrome.
Here’s a tightly framed view of some of our patio stuff next to Maggie’s office, “Cyberia.” I took the shot yesterday during my President’s Day holiday at the homestead photo walk with the G11.
Canon G11 framing circles around cyberia.
As I’ve said before, I love the G11’s articulating screen because it makes framing from physically difficult angles easy. In this case, I had the camera positioned under the dry Mexican sunflower pods with the lens pointed nearly straight up towards the sky–and I didn’t have to lay on my back in the wet grass to frame the shot. I exposed for the pods and let the sky totally blow out. The “over-exposed” sky as background turned the scene into an interesting abstract image.
Canon G11 over under sideways down.