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In living color

I was able to get out and about some with my new 5D Mark III over the past couple of days. I did a lot of experimenting because I realized after my first outing that I had a learning curve to tackle. This full body portrait of Maggie, however, was a no-brainer.

Colorful Mags in front of a blue door

And, because today is the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, here’s a shot I took with the 5DM3 last week from the top of the Marin Headlands. (For more of my Golden Gate Bridge shots type “Golden Gate Bridge” in the search field in the column on the right, or check out my bridge set on Flickr.)

Golden Gate Bridge from the top of the Headlands

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.
Mags shot: lens at 75mm. 1/50 second at f/5.0, ISO 200.
Bridge shot: lens at 35mm. 1/400 second at f/8.0, ISO 200.

Canon 5DM3 getting out and about.

Full on rain at the Gate

It’s storming in the Bay Area this week. Today, for kicks, I decided to go all the way to the top turnout on the Headlands and grab some images of the bridge in rainy weather. Well, the rain was there too. I managed to take three quick shots. This was the second. The third showed too many raindrop splotches.

Golden Gate Bridge from the upper Headlands in the rain

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 24mm. 1/125 second at f/8, ISO 100.

Canon T2i getting wet.

15 minutes on the bridge in sequence

I stopped at the vista point at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge today on my way home. Here’s the sequence of events.

Walked onto the bridge and got a pedestrian shot.

Golden Gate Bridge walkway

Took advantage of the bridge vantage and got a cityscape (cropped to) panorama. (Click on the pano shot for a larger view.)

San Francisco by the bay panorama

Headed back to the tourist stop and shot some tourists being tourists.

Golden Gate Bridge tourists

And finally, took a portrait view of the bridge and its shadow.

Golden Gate Bridge shadow play

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm–and a lot of f/11.

On the bridge shot: 15mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Pano shot: 85mm, 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Tourist shot: 42mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Portrait bridge shot: 42mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i on the bridge.

On the well worn path

Yesterday I wrote, “Maybe it’s time to look beyond the well worn path for inspiration.” Instead of taking my own advice, I looked right at the path. I do NOT recommend the practice of taking photos while driving, but today I did just that–cautiously and carefully, with my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app.

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge

Approaching the Waldo Tunnel.

Approaching the Waldo Tunnel

Inside the Waldo Tunnel.

Inside the Waldo Tunnel

IPhone/Hipstamatic on the commute path.

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