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Man sized perspective

I’m enjoying an increasingly rare weekend off, so I dipped back into the archive for today’s post. I took this shot back in early June during a commute stop.

Man on bench under looming bridge

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Black and white conversion: Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1).

Note: I indicate the version of Nik SEP because version 2 does not run on my machine. Alas–though I’m still very happy with v1.

Canon T2i on par with the subject.

A year and an icon

I started this blog on August 8, 2010. My original plan was to post a daily photo grabbed at random locations during 15 minute or less stops on my long commute to and from work. “Out and About” and “Homestead” shots soon crept into the mix, but I did manage to consistently capture and post a LOT of “run and gun” commute photos–and out of those a fair amount were of the Golden Gate Bridge. Today’s bridge shot was taken from the lookout at the north end of the span. Because it’s summer there were hundreds of busy, boisterous, photo-happy tourists taking in the views. Not being a fan of crowds, I did a very quick “run and gun” shoot. Five minutes later I was in my car and back on the road.

Golden Gate Bridge vertical with ferry and crane

Lens: Canon EF-S 15 – 85mm at 85mm. 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Black and white conversion: Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1).

Canon T2i celebrating a familiar icon from a well worn path.

In a foggy mood

The Bay Area was clear and warm most everywhere this afternoon except at the mouth of the Golden Gate. Because of the thick, low hanging fog, I figured there would be some moody shots to be had. First I drove through the Presidio on the south side of the bridge, but came up short because the fog was already pushing hard up the cliffs. On the north side the Fort Baker views were much better. The fog was curling nicely around the tower so for this shot I metered in favor of the sky.

Foggy bridge view from Ft Baker

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 55mm. 1/640 at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i going with the mood.

And then the fog rolled in

After a lengthy heat spell here in the SF Bay Area, the summer fog finally began rolling back in–not great for the city people, but for us living away from the bay it means cooler days are coming. As I emerged from the fog while crossing the bridge, I could tell that a jaunt up to the Marin Headlands would make for a good photo stop. And it was. This image of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge poking out of the fog was my fave of the 18 shots I took.

Golden Gate Bridge, south tower in fog zoomed in

For perspective, here’s a wider angle shot of the same scene.

Golden Gate Bridge, south tower in fog long shot

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm
First photo: Lens at 85mm. 1/640 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Second photo: Lens at 42mm. 1/400 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i above the fog.

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