We spent this past weekend playing music, selling swag and partying down at the 22nd annual Cotati Accordion Festival. On Saturday, I spent a lot of time wandering the festival grounds with my camera. I’m just now culling through the hundreds of photos I took. This one was taken fairly early in the day, and though not indicative of the energy and craziness of the festival, the image presents a back story of its own.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 82mm. 1/100 at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon 5DM3 looking for stories at the Cotati Accordion Festival.
The bright midday light beating down on the blacktop and motorcycle made for a contrasty shot that only required a few tweaks to turn into an HDR-like image.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L at 45mm. 1/100 at f/8, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 seeing in black and chrome.
The Naked Ladies (amaryllis beladona) are in full bloom in Sonoma County. I took these shots of the fragrant pink beauties that were situated along a stone wall adjacent to the Julia Morgan house in my last post.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L.
Canon 5DM3 focusing on the naked ladies.
I don’t often take photos of houses, but occasionally I’ll get a wild hair and go for a walk in a residential area with a camera. This lovely house, just a block outside of downtown Petaluma, was designed by famous California architect, Julia Morgan.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 35mm. 1/400 at f/8, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 admiring the real estate.
Here’s an abstract image of one of the grain factories in town. I cropped the original shot to a 4:3 aspect ratio and desaturated the color about 70%. Why not?
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 100mm. 1/250 at f/8.0, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 abstracting the industrial.