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Cypress grove by the sea

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.

Cypress grove at 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.

Big Blue on blue

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.

Big blue crane at Doyle Drive in San Francisco

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 50mm. 1/500 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i still on the beat.

Corvus on the town

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.

Crow at SF viewpoint

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/160 second at f/16, ISO 200.

Canon T2i admiring the crow.

Late night city repose

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.

Man in red shirt sitting on fire hydrant

Settings: f/3.2, 8.9mm (41mm equivalent), ISO 800, 1/10 second. Handheld.

Canon G11 staying up late.

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