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Fiddle player

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.

Fiddle player at a local Irish seisiún

Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8. 1/30 at f/2.0, ISO 3200.

Canon 5DM3 working the prime time.

On a hazy day in January

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.

Hazy Golden Gate Bridge with fog

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/125 at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i cutting through the haze.

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