Sometimes the alley side of a picturesque town is not so “picturesque.” Still, alleys can be quite interesting from a photographic point of view–especially in terms of contrast. And what better for emphasizing contrast than black and white.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm. Nik Silver Efex Pro for the black and white conversion.
Canon T2i capturing contrast.
Yesterday was a beautiful day in the Bay Area. During the commute home I took a detour and meandered up the Marin Headlands. This is what I saw through the viewfinder.
San Francisco through the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.
A full bridge/city view from higher up.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Canon T2i looking out on the city.
Taking a cue from Andrew S. Gibson’s excellent 3 eBook series, “The Magic of Black and White,” combined with inspiration from Stuart Sipahigil’s eBook, “Close to Home,” I spied this lone winter dandelion out in my backyard and grabbed some macro shots. I like this vertical image the best.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. Black and white conversion done in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Canon T2i close to home.
During my photo walk around town on Sunday afternoon I happened on these two guys hanging out in the alley taking a work break. I asked them if I could take their picture and they gave me the OK. They both have great faces so I was tempted to zoom in and grab some portraits, but not wanting to bug them I took just this one.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm. Black and white conversion done in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Canon T2i esta haciendo nuevos amigos.
Wrapping up a long, rather quiet holiday weekend here’s a shot of the river’s end in Petaluma. The river is actually a slough which accounts for the mud banks during low tide.
Canon T2i at the end the river.