On a hazy day in January

In my last post I mentioned that I was on a 15 day “Reboot” juice fast. Today is day 11 and I’m going strong. At this point I’m actually considering extending it to 20 days–but if I do it’ll be one day at a time once I get beyond 15. One of the “side effects” of the juice fast is that the part of my brain that is the photographer has gotten lazy. Not sure why that is but I’m rolling with it and enjoying the break. Maybe my creative self is in reboot mode too. Whatever it is, it’s all good because I’m feeling GREAT. I have, however, been fiddling with old shots for possible posts. Here’s a shot of the Golden Gate Bridge I took on a very smoggy, hazy day. The best solution for the ugly brownish sky was converting to black and white.

Hazy Golden Gate Bridge with fog

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/125 at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i cutting through the haze.

Roses while I reboot

I’m currently on day 5 of a 15 day “green” juice “Reboot” –that means I’m only consuming raw fruit and veggie concoctions made in our Hurom juicer or, occasionally, blended in our Vita-Mix blender. Why? Because I’m crazy, and I like a challenge. My goal is to shed 25 lbs and get my body back into “fighting” shape. So far so good, but I am having a hard time motivating myself to get out and shoot. I’m hoping that will change in the next few days. In the meantime, here’s one of the first shots I took with my 70-300mm mounted on the 5D Mark III.

New red rose with bokeh

Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 300mm. 1/250 at f/5.6, ISO 100.

Canon 5DM3 rebooting.

Wastewater pond swans

You wouldn’t know it by this image, but, yes, this is a wastewater settling pond. The wetlands treatment facility is located in Petaluma near the Petaluma river. Besides providing sanctuary for all kinds of creatures, there are 200+ acres with hiking and biking trails to be enjoyed by the public.

Petaluma wastewater settling ponds are home to ducks and swans

This is a view of the river from the hiking trails.

Petaluma river view from wetlands wastewater area

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.

Canon 5DM3 out for a walk.

Leaving Angel Island

The band played a gig on Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday. The venue uses a small boat (rather than the ferry) to shuttle performers to and from the mainland. During the raucous ride back I managed to get a decent shot of the gorgeous day on the bay.

View of the Golden Gate from a boat leaving Angel Island

Lens: Canon 24-105mm f/4L at 82mm. 1/400 second at f/10.0, ISO 100.

Canon 5DM3 on the water.