Not just off the ferry

Today during the commute home I pulled off on Sir Francis Drake Blvd and ran into Sir Francis Drake. Apparently the statue has been there since 1990, but this was the first time I noticed it. Cameras force one to look!

Sir Francis Drake on the bay

Basically a body turn westward and there’s Mt Tamalpais, and closer, the Larkspur Ferry terminal (if only the ferry went close to my work).

Mt Tamalpais and Larkspur Ferry terminal

Canon G11 on the lookout.

Musicians

Had a gig today and after our set I took a few shots. Here’s one I particularly liked (I must be on a black and white kick). I cropped the image into “portrait” view because I wanted to emphasize the moody look of the bass and cello players against the hard backlight:

Musicians

Out of deference to the guitar player who I mercilessly cropped out of the photo above, here’s the shot in full-frame, color view:

Musicians 2

Canon G11 making the scene.

More ZOOM!

Friday’s holiday traffic spurred me to go coastal. I pulled off Hwy 101 at Mill Valley and headed down the windy Hwy 1. There are LOTS of great views on this section of Hwy 1, but not many turnouts where parking is safe for run and gun photography this time of year. But when I got down the hill I did have a few opportunities.

Here’s the first shot I got (but needed more zoom than the G11 is capable of);

Western Marin coast

This was the scene at the eastern edge of the Bolinas Lagoon:

Western Marin coast

And here’s a scene a little farther north of some seals enjoying the sun in the shallow waters:

Western Marin coast

Canon G11 on the long route home.

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