This is the main alley in our picturesque town. It’s located between the two main streets. If you walk by and just look down it from its entrance this the view.
From the street, it looks kind of grungy (and better in black and white), but a little over halfway down the alley one finds art. Here is a small section of the work.
Canon T2i taking in the alley.
Fortunately, I wasn’t seeing double when I took this photo, but I was seeing red.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm. Nik Silver Efex Pro for the black and white conversion. Photoshop trickery for the color (though the sign is indeed red).
Canon T2i out on the town.
Sometimes the alley side of a picturesque town is not so “picturesque.” Still, alleys can be quite interesting from a photographic point of view–especially in terms of contrast. And what better for emphasizing contrast than black and white.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm. Nik Silver Efex Pro for the black and white conversion.
Canon T2i capturing contrast.
During my photo walk around town on Sunday afternoon I happened on these two guys hanging out in the alley taking a work break. I asked them if I could take their picture and they gave me the OK. They both have great faces so I was tempted to zoom in and grab some portraits, but not wanting to bug them I took just this one.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm. Black and white conversion done in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Canon T2i esta haciendo nuevos amigos.
Wrapping up a long, rather quiet holiday weekend here’s a shot of the river’s end in Petaluma. The river is actually a slough which accounts for the mud banks during low tide.
Canon T2i at the end the river.