In my quest for the fifth image in the “straight on” series I had a short list of candidates that I thought had potential, but…
Ray’s Deli & Tavern almost made the cut:
The Metro Hotel just looks better from an angled view:
Lens: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM.
Canon EOS M hunting and gathering.
Though all of my recent image posts have been “straight on” shots, the majority of what I’ve been shooting while walking around town with my new M has been anything but. Here’s a shot of the Petaluma High School parking lot. No cars, just lines and shapes.
Lens: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM. 1/250 second at f/5.6, ISO 400.
Canon EOS M parked in monochrome.
Even though this is a straight on shot, I’m not including it in the ongoing “straight on” series. Following the pattern, that series needs to be more intimate–more tightly framed. In my around town walking range, “intimate” straight on shots are hard to find. This image, on the other hand, satisfies a request from my wife Maggie. She suggested that I do a “palm trees of Petaluma” series. OK, Maggie, here’s the first.
Lens: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM. 1/250 second at f/8, ISO 400.
Canon EOS M reading palms.
Number four in the “straight on” series, the Miele appliance store on Petaluma boulevard. The storefront has very “mid-century modern” appearance which sets it apart from the other establishments in the immediate area. And Miele vacuums are the bomb.
Lens: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM. 1/125 second at f/8, ISO 400.
Canon EOS M window shopping.
I’ve been going out for long walks lately. One might think I was walking solely because I got a new camera. Nope. I’ve been a runner for 35 years and have, unfortunately, over the past year developed a nagging achilles heel injury. Walking doesn’t seem to irritate the heel, so I’m getting out and about around town on foot several times a week. Buying the small, lightweight EOS M was the motivational part of my therapy. So far so good. This image, taken yesterday afternoon, is the third in a growing series of straight on shots.
Lens: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM. 1/250 second at f/8.0, ISO 400.
Canon EOS M straight on the subject.