I stopped at the vista point at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge today on my way home. Here’s the sequence of events.
Walked onto the bridge and got a pedestrian shot.
Took advantage of the bridge vantage and got a cityscape (cropped to) panorama. (Click on the pano shot for a larger view.)
Headed back to the tourist stop and shot some tourists being tourists.
And finally, took a portrait view of the bridge and its shadow.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm–and a lot of f/11.
On the bridge shot: 15mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Pano shot: 85mm, 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Tourist shot: 42mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Portrait bridge shot: 42mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Canon T2i on the bridge.
My ISP was having issues yesterday so I couldn’t post, but I did take some photos. This view at the park across the road from where I work has been blogged here several times, but I never caught it with a dynamic cloud cover at low tide. Here it is.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Canon T2i working the low tide.
A storm moved into and out of the Bay Area over the past 24 hours dumping a moderate amount of rain. By the time I left work for my commute home the roads were dry. I figured it might be a good day to take a little side trip down to Fort Baker and grab some photos. Unfortunately, there was a layer of very high clouds filtering the sunlight so I didn’t get the sparkling clear views I was hoping for–but, I was the only out there so I had an enjoyably peaceful 15 minutes of photo fun.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 42mm. 1/320 second at f/9.0, ISO 100.
Canon T2i alone on the pier.
Yesterday I wrote, “Maybe it’s time to look beyond the well worn path for inspiration.” Instead of taking my own advice, I looked right at the path. I do NOT recommend the practice of taking photos while driving, but today I did just that–cautiously and carefully, with my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app.
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.
Approaching the Waldo Tunnel.
Inside the Waldo Tunnel.
IPhone/Hipstamatic on the commute path.
I’ve been uninspired to stop and take photos during my commute for a few months now. I blame it on this winter’s weird weather, but perhaps the discipline of taking commute shots almost daily for the past year and a half has run its course. Maybe it’s time to look beyond the well worn path for inspiration. In the meantime, here’s a shot I took about this time last year during a stop at Fort Baker.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/250 second at F/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i seeing red.