Early this afternoon, I spotted this very rare garden fish just outside our bedroom’s sliding glass door. Fortunately, I had my T2i with the Nifty Fifty mounted and ready as there was precious little time to get a good shot before it swam off. Guess I got lucky.
Lens: Canon EF 50 1.8 II (aka, the “Nifty Fifty”). 1/30 second at f/2.8, ISO 100.
Canon T2i at the ready.
Yesterday I wrote, “Maybe it’s time to look beyond the well worn path for inspiration.” Instead of taking my own advice, I looked right at the path. I do NOT recommend the practice of taking photos while driving, but today I did just that–cautiously and carefully, with my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app.
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.
Approaching the Waldo Tunnel.
Inside the Waldo Tunnel.
IPhone/Hipstamatic on the commute path.
I’ve been uninspired to stop and take photos during my commute for a few months now. I blame it on this winter’s weird weather, but perhaps the discipline of taking commute shots almost daily for the past year and a half has run its course. Maybe it’s time to look beyond the well worn path for inspiration. In the meantime, here’s a shot I took about this time last year during a stop at Fort Baker.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/250 second at F/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i seeing red.
Since I haven’t posted in a couple of days, here’s a fairly recent shot from the commute collection. This wide angle view is of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and Alcatraz from the north side of the Golden Gate.
Canon T2i taking in the views.
This is a multi-use complex along the Petaluma River. The structure is quite large so I used the extreme wide angle end of my lens to get its full length plus the reflection into the frame. I corrected the wide angle distortion in post using the Photoshop “Lens Correction” filter and went with black and white because I’m on a kick.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/125 second at f/8.0, ISO 200.
Canon T2i down by the river.