I’ve got two very busy weeks ahead of me–commute… work … commute…, plus several band gigs (like work, but more fun). Then I’m on vacation. Until then the blog posts will mostly be a grab bag of shots. This one is a grab from a recent bag.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm. (Have I insinuated enough that this is a GREAT walk-around lens for a Canon APS-C camera!!)
Canon T2i fishing for time.
I love wide angle lenses. Given this view, the impulse might be to pull the City in (which I did in another shot) and/or get closer to Alcatraz (which I also did). But fully zoomed out the image takes on a whole different perspective–the long view.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85 at 15mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i taking the long view.
Looking for vivid color in natural settings in inland coastal California in September isn’t easy. Everything that isn’t cultivated is either brown or dark green. Today I took a detour off Hwy 101 at N. San Pedro Road in San Rafael and headed out towards China Camp State Park. These shots are different focal length views of the same wide swath of colorful wetlands at the northeast end of the San Francisco Bay (I cropped them for a more panoramic sense of the view):
Both shots were taken at ISO 100, aperture 8.0, shutter 1/250. Focal lengths: top shot, 30.5mm; bottom shot, 6.1mm. For perspective, the bare brown hill seen clearly in the top image is left of center in the bottom shot.
Canon G11 looking for color in late summer.