I took a drive out into the local countryside late yesterday afternoon. The fog was just beginning to roll in, and at the top of a hill along one of my favorite loops there was a nice light hitting the hillsides.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 24mm. 1/320 second at f/7.1, ISO 125.
Canon 5DM3 roaming the hills in early summer.
Oftentimes when processing an image I flip through a few tweaks because I’m trying to emphasize or embellish something in the original image. Sometimes I just add an overall effect and like it as is. The latter was the case for this photo.
The original image:
Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. 1/80 second at f/2.8, ISO 160.
Canon 5DM3 providing the pixels.
Fortunately for me, this killer was deep asleep when I noticed him. Feeling bold, I grabbed a shot, but moved away quickly for fear that he might awaken.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm at 105mm. 1/800 second at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 on tip toes while the dog sleeps.
The only place for a garden around this funky old building is the little strip next to the sidewalk. This woman is making the most of the space, and the scene reminded me of a tableau.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 105mm. 1/400 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon 5DM3 admiring a simple act.
Along our usual neighborhood walk there’s is a smallish yard (maybe 1/2 acre) that has goats, an alpaca and some Babydoll Southdown sheep. Though the wooliness gives the babydolls an interesting look, the mature sheep here are overly wooly and will no doubt be shorn soon.
Because of the hotspot in the unshaded area, I tweaked the contrast and “structure” of the image to pull detail out of the highlights. The result was an HDR look.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 99mm. 1/125 second at f/8, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 staying cool with the sheep.
I’m chilling at home snapping shots of the transition from spring to summer.
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 300mm. 1/200 second at f/5.6, ISO 2500.
Canon 5DM3 pulling from the patio palette.
The band played the NorCal Pirate Festival in Vallejo on Sunday. It’s was a lot of fun–and way better than I had imagined it would be. Here are several shots I took while roaming the grounds between sets.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Canon T2i roaming a festival.