On the well worn path

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.

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge

Approaching the Waldo Tunnel.

Approaching the Waldo Tunnel

Inside the Waldo Tunnel.

Inside the Waldo Tunnel

IPhone/Hipstamatic on the commute path.

Fisherman in red

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.

Man in red jacket and cap fishing on a pier

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/250 second at F/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i seeing red.

By the river’s edge

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.

River front housing and reflection

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/125 second at f/8.0, ISO 200.

Canon T2i down by the river.

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