Seems like it has been months since we had a really clear day in the SF Bay Area. During the harsh light hours of the hazy summer afternoons when I’m commuting home the landscape views have been anything but inviting. But I’ve taken shots, and for fun I gave these two a kind old print look:
Canon G11 with an eye for painting out the haze.
I chose B&W for this two image series because of the theme–the end of the road. Taken literally and figuratively the phrase can have very different connotations. It can mean this:
Canon G11 at the end of the road.
I get up at 3:30 AM every work day. I’m on the road at 4:00 for my 65 mile drive. Yes, it’s surreal. My only stops are either for gas or to get some cash at an ATM. My ATM stop is on Taraval Ave. just off 19th. This is what it looks like at 4:50 AM:
Canon G11 in the wee hours.
San Francisco has been shrouded in fog for most of the summer. Makes me glad I don’t live in the city. Today’s “run and gun” photos are apropos of what the tourist have been experiencing. I pulled off just before the toll plaza and snapped these:
Canon G11 and yet another foggy Bay Area commute.
Some days the commute doesn’t reveal anything worth shooting. Today was one of those days. When I got home I figured I could get a shot of something. What I got needed tweaking to make them more “interesting.” I chose two and finessed them in Photoshop.
The top image is one end of our hammock; the other is sun streaks on concrete.
Large files and high resolution open up a lot of possibilities for tweaking.