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A slightly different perspective

The image in the header of my blog looks like it was cropped from the image below–but, obviously, it wasn’t. It’s indeed the same section of the Golden Gate Bridge, but I took this shot today–a much brighter day, and from a slightly different vantage point.

Golden Gate Bridge section with city background

Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 57mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i taking in a different perspective.

The bridge at night

Last night we played a gig at the Presidio Yacht Club. Between sets I managed to grab some night shots of the Golden Gate Bridge–the view of the bridge from the outside porch of the club is spectacular! I didn’t use a tripod, but rested the camera body on the deck railing and framed accordingly. This image was my fave.

Golden Gate Bridge at night

I did very little post processing on the image–a slight crop, a fractional boost in the white level and the usual sharpening after resizing for the blog.

Lens: Canon EFS 15-85mm at 29mm. f/11 for 4 seconds, ISO 400.

Canon T2i taking in the night.

Bright fog hanging low

I have a couple of easy to get to spots along the commute that I frequent. This is one of them–the southeast end of the Golden Gate Bridge. If it’s foggy in the City I usually start imagining how things might look by the bridge. I’m not always right, but it’s a good mental exercise. So… there was a thick, bright fog hanging low over the City this afternoon and the bridge looked just like I thought it would. Straight from the camera, here’s the view:

Golden Gate in bright fog

And looking out over the bay from the same spot (more or less), here’s a tweaked shot of a freighter I’d just missed as it passed under the bridge:

China freighter in SF Bay

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Bridge shot: 59mm, 1/200 second at f/9, ISO 200.
Freighter shot: 24mm, 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i imagining by the bay.

All in a day

Sometimes stuff happens with a camera in hand while wandering around grabbing images. There was yesterday’s “shack” photo plus these from my half hour commute walk at Fort Baker. This is not a “series” in the strict sense, but more like a day in the life.

This calla lily is a very early bloomer. I expect to see them a month from now, but this one got a jump start because of the very warm January weather.

Calla lily in January

An “abstract,” structural shot from under the supports at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge abstraction

And while on my way back to the car I grabbed this image. This is where I was.

Rock and misty bridge tower

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm (love this lens!). Nik Silver Efex Pro for the black and white conversion.

Canon T2i grabbing whatever it sees.

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