Across the expressway from where I work there’s a park surrounded by salt ponds. This is the front side of an old, decaying pump house that’s situated near the entrance to the park. The wooden deck that leads up to the door is fairly rotten so it’s cordoned off. I took several shots of the structure, but liked this partial view:
Swallows nests in the eaves on the backside (interesting how differently the blue of the sky rendered looking straight up–no polarizer today):
Canon G11 on the road.
To brighten things up a bit here’s one of the commute photos I posted on my Facebook page earlier this month. I’m not a bullet bike fan, but the color combination of the green against the red is fab.
Canon G11 does color well.
Sometime “hit and run” commute photography is hit or miss. I couldn’t get close enough to what I wanted to shoot, and because I was on the verge of conspicuously trespassing (at 2:45 in the afternoon!) I only snapped a few shots and fled the scene. This is a concrete plant out on the edge of the bay in Redwood City. Because of the starkness of the train and structures I chose to desaturate the images about 50%:
Canon G11 in stealth mode.
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.