Even though this is a straight on shot, I’m not including it in the ongoing “straight on” series. Following the pattern, that series needs to be more intimate–more tightly framed. In my around town walking range, “intimate” straight on shots are hard to find. This image, on the other hand, satisfies a request from my wife Maggie. She suggested that I do a “palm trees of Petaluma” series. OK, Maggie, here’s the first.
Lens: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM. 1/250 second at f/8, ISO 400.
Canon EOS M reading palms.
Here are a couple of Petaluma views taken on different days while out and about in the home town.
From Penry Park:
Looking towards the River Heritage Center from First Street:
First shot: Canon EF 40mm f/2.9 STM. 1/800 at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Second shot: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 40mm. 1/500 at f/5.6, ISO 1250.
Canon 5DM3 blooming where it’s potted.
Maggie and I recently celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary (we’ve been together a LOT longer). As is my wont, I took her out for some fine dining. Of course, she’s complicit–and this joint makes a great burger.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 24mm. 1/400 at f/5.6, ISO 800.
Canon 5DM3 out for lunch.
Mardi Gras came to Petaluma this year on a lovely, warmish February night. A good crowd of musicians and revelers showed up for the “impromptu” parade around town. All good fun!
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L–no flash, all AUTO ISO.
Canon 5DM3 et toi.
Friday night is taco time here at the homestead, and our fave tacos come from the Taqueria Santa Cruz taco truck. Here are some shots I grabbed while waiting for an order this past Friday:
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L. All shot at f/4.0, ISO 6400.
Canon 5DM3 before dinner.
Here’s a recent shot taken down by the waterfront not far from my house. I tweaked it to taste.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm at 58mm. 1/400 at f/8, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 in the vicinity.
I don’t often take photos of houses, but occasionally I’ll get a wild hair and go for a walk in a residential area with a camera. This lovely house, just a block outside of downtown Petaluma, was designed by famous California architect, Julia Morgan.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 35mm. 1/400 at f/8, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 admiring the real estate.