Category Archives: Commute

Shots from my daily commute.

Complaining about the weather

OK, so I’m complaining about the weather–again. It’s January and it’s warm and there’s been no wind or clouds or rain for weeks. The hills in the Bay Area should be green by now and the skies sparkling, but…. This is what most of the days over the past month have looked like at the Golden Gate–minus the fog!

Winter smog over the Golden Gate

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 63mm. 1/160 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i showing it as it is.

Two trees revisited

I took this shot almost exactly a year ago and posted it with two others of the same hillside as a series in black and white. This one I always liked the best so a while back I decided to re-post it as a color image. While reprocessing the image I realized the cloudless, blue sky needed embellishment (probably why I chose black and white before) so I composited in a patch of sky from a different photo.

Two trees on a green hillside

Canon G11 looking back at looking out.

Warm winter sheep and pigs

After a lazy holiday week off, I was back on the commute roads today looking for photo opportunities. I had already stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge and taken some shots, but it was so nice out I decided to get off the freeway and take a backroad for the last leg home. I’m glad I did because I had a lot of fun watching these sheep and pigs enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.

I took this shot first. That the sun had already dropped behind the hills gave the scene a dusky look.

Sheep and lambs in pasture

A few miles closer to home, the sun was still providing a nice backlight on the pigs.

Pigs rooting in a field

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Sheep image: lens at 85mm, 1/30 second at f/7.1, ISO 100.
Pig image: lens at 17mm, 1/40 second at f/5.6, ISO 100.

Canon T2i back on the road.

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