This twilight shot of the south side of the turn basin at the end of the Petaluma River was taken earlier this month–two weeks ago actually because there’s a new moon tonight.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 28mm. 1/100 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon T2i around the home town.
Yesterday, at the end of my commute, I went down by the river to grab some shots. Off 1st Street there are several streets that dead end at the river that have new sitting areas. These two shots were taken from one of the sitting areas (actually at the end of H St.).
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm
First image: 26mm, 1/250 at f/11, ISO 200
Second image: 18mm, 1/200 at f/11, ISO 200
Black and white conversion: Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1)
Canon T2i at the river’s edge.
One of the beautiful things about large digital files is the latitude of detail–if the overall exposure is good shadows areas can be brightened and highlights can be darkened in post production. Digital photographers can do this in camera with graduated neutral density filters, but the “trick” is less effective with angles. For this Petaluma River image, in Photoshop, I pulled up the shadow areas and lowered the highlights with the “Shadows and Highlights” image adjustment tool to give it an HDR effect.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 24mm. 1/160 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i rolling on the river.
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.