During the late afternoon I spent an hour or so walking around town with the T2i (mounted with my trusty Canon EF-S 15-85mm lens). Because I’m usually so busy with the day to day I don’t often take the time to just go out and take pictures as a leisure activity. I should definitely do it more often because I had a lot of fun, and got some decent shots. I’ll be posting more from today’s batch, but for now here’s a couple of “impressionistic” images of reflections on the river.
Except for resizing and the usual tiny bit of sharpening, both of these shots are straight from the camera.
Canon T2i digging the reflections.
It’s my Friday off so in the late afternoon after running some errands I took a detour out into the hills looking for photo ops. At the very top of a ridge I spied this pair of crows basking in the sunlight on a wooden fence. My camera was still bagged up so I had to quickly get it together before the birds took off. Fortunately, they stuck around long enough for me to take a few shots.
Canon T2i basking with the crows.
When I’m commuting I see the same views EVERY day. (Yeah, I know, me and all the rest of the commuters–but, hey, I’m taking photographs!) The light changes, but it’s usually a subtle change from day to day here on Northern California. Sometimes I look at something familiar and think, “maybe tomorrow I’ll get that shot…” I’ve passed this little “bridge” a zillion times, but never stopped to give it its due. Nothing special about the light–just a blip on my radar.
Canon T2i on the commute route.
There’s some weather coming our way. Just regular rain, nothing newsworthy. Nonetheless, as I was driving north the sky was getting progressively more cloudy–in a good way for capturing silhouettes. I stopped on San Antonio Road again looking for more barnyard animals. I was in luck! This time it was horses.
I processed the horse photo with Nik Silver Efex Pro, but the following shot is pretty much straight out of the camera–the original horses image had a very similar color tone.
Canon T2i letting the foreground go dark.
Sunlight actually flowed into the house this morning. Before it disappeared I grabbed a couple of shots of this little scene in our dining room. Then I ate one of the apples thus spoiling my chances of recreating the shot. 😉
Canon T2i on apples in winter.