Because it was pleasantly warm and fog free today in San Fransisco, I braved a much longer commute and headed down to the Great Highway looking for photo ops. I stopped at Ocean Beach, the Sutro Baths and the Land’s End Trail, and grabbed a nice batch of shots. I got several I particularly liked so I’ll no doubt be posting more during the week. Here’s the first offering–a cypress grove at the north end of the Sutro Baths.
I didn’t have a polarizer on my lens. The sideways blue gradient is due to the angle and intensity of the sun relative to my position to the scene.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i soaking in a lovely afternoon.
The Doyle Drive construction site at Hwy 1 along my commute route is making progress, and today the big blue crane was in a good spot for a photo opportunity. I’ve been watching Big Blue for a long time but haven’t had the chance to get up close. Today I did.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 50mm. 1/500 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i still on the beat.
We played a gig in San Francisco last night. After loading our gear into the club, I had some time to kill so I grabbed my T2i and took a short walk around the neighborhood. I came upon this scene and couldn’t help but register the irony– “Look Better, Feel Better.”
Lens: Canon EF 28mm 1.8. 1/13 second at f/2.8, ISO 200.
Canon T2i capturing the irony.
I stopped at the viewpoint at the northeast end of the Golden Gate Bridge today and happened upon this large crow. Seems we had both taken refuge quite a few yards away from the throng of noisy tourists. The crow was kind enough (or at least felt safe enough) to pose for a couple of photos. This profile shot was the best of the lot.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/160 second at f/16, ISO 200.
Canon T2i admiring the crow.
We played a bar gig in San Francisco last night. Just before going on stage, I was wandering around with camera in hand looking for shots when I saw this guy through a window. I had the camera in manual mode so I could get fussy with the quirky light levels in the bar. Fortunately, he was talking on his cell phone so I had time to dial in a good exposure before he moved on. And because I was shooting through a window the camera picked up some of the neon reflected off the bar and placed it neatly on the overpass.
Settings: f/3.2, 8.9mm (41mm equivalent), ISO 800, 1/10 second. Handheld.
Canon G11 staying up late.