Last night Maggie and I joined some friends and fellow musicians for an Irish seisiún at the Aqus Cafe. Maggie brought her accordion, but I left my guitar at home and brought a camera instead. The space was relatively dark so I put on my 85mm f/1.8, cranked up the ISO and went for it. Here’s a shot of my friend Scott working his instrument.
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8. 1/30 at f/2.0, ISO 3200.
Canon 5DM3 working the prime time.
I saw this Harley-Davidson parked on the main boulevard in downtown Petaluma. There was a lot of distracting stuff near it so I took several close-up shots. This one popped when I converted it to monochrome in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm at 105mm. 1/60 at f/8.0, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 catching my reflection.
In my last post I mentioned that I was on a 15 day “Reboot” juice fast. Today is day 11 and I’m going strong. At this point I’m actually considering extending it to 20 days–but if I do it’ll be one day at a time once I get beyond 15. One of the “side effects” of the juice fast is that the part of my brain that is the photographer has gotten lazy. Not sure why that is but I’m rolling with it and enjoying the break. Maybe my creative self is in reboot mode too. Whatever it is, it’s all good because I’m feeling GREAT. I have, however, been fiddling with old shots for possible posts. Here’s a shot of the Golden Gate Bridge I took on a very smoggy, hazy day. The best solution for the ugly brownish sky was converting to black and white.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/125 at f/11, ISO 100.
Canon T2i cutting through the haze.
Not every shot works. Sometimes focus is missed, or there is too much motion in the frame… but sometimes the “mistakes” give rise to an interesting image.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.
Canon 5DM3 going with the flow.
Oftentimes when processing an image I flip through a few tweaks because I’m trying to emphasize or embellish something in the original image. Sometimes I just add an overall effect and like it as is. The latter was the case for this photo.
The original image:
Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. 1/80 second at f/2.8, ISO 160.
Canon 5DM3 providing the pixels.