Calacas in Seattle

We’re five days out on our Pacific Northwest tour. Currently we’re headed south from Seattle to our next gig in Corvallis, OR. I haven’t found the time to post until now, and because I’m iPadding this from a moving tour van it’ll have to be a quicky. I saw these calacas in Pike Place Market during our short stay in Seattle.

Calacas in Seattle

iPhone/Hipstamatic on the road.

Full on rain at the Gate

It’s storming in the Bay Area this week. Today, for kicks, I decided to go all the way to the top turnout on the Headlands and grab some images of the bridge in rainy weather. Well, the rain was there too. I managed to take three quick shots. This was the second. The third showed too many raindrop splotches.

Golden Gate Bridge from the upper Headlands in the rain

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 24mm. 1/125 second at f/8, ISO 100.

Canon T2i getting wet.

Edge of a salt marsh

Across the road from where I work, at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, there are salt marshes bordered by salt ponds which are in turn bordered by industrial parks. This is the view looking north. The hill is San Bruno Mountain which looms over the north side of South San Francisco.

Looking across a salt marsh at bay side development

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 53mm. 1/80 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i facing due north.

Staring at my feet

I recently got a copy of Lightroom 3 for a ridiculously cheap price. I know version 4 just came out, but having never used the program I figured I’d go with the bargain and see if I like it. So far so good! While cataloging images from our 2010 trans-Canada train trip, I ran across this image and decided to try some processing on it in Lightroom. I’d already installed Nik Silver Efex Pro (SEP 1, because SEP 2 doesn’t run on my computer?!?) so it was fairly easy to do the same black and white conversion steps I normally do with SEP 1 in Photoshop. Voilà!

Glass bricks and my feet at a pub in Quebec City

Canon G11 at a bar in Quebec City.

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