It’s early January and warm in Northern California. It was 69 degrees fahrenheit in the shade on the patio at 3:00 PM this afternoon. Weird! This is a “Nifty Fifty” bokeh shot of my clothes drying on the clothes line.
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. 1/400 second at f/2.8, ISO 100.
Canon T2i hanging out.
I took this shot almost exactly a year ago and posted it with two others of the same hillside as a series in black and white. This one I always liked the best so a while back I decided to re-post it as a color image. While reprocessing the image I realized the cloudless, blue sky needed embellishment (probably why I chose black and white before) so I composited in a patch of sky from a different photo.
Canon G11 looking back at looking out.
After a lazy holiday week off, I was back on the commute roads today looking for photo opportunities. I had already stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge and taken some shots, but it was so nice out I decided to get off the freeway and take a backroad for the last leg home. I’m glad I did because I had a lot of fun watching these sheep and pigs enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.
I took this shot first. That the sun had already dropped behind the hills gave the scene a dusky look.
A few miles closer to home, the sun was still providing a nice backlight on the pigs.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Sheep image: lens at 85mm, 1/30 second at f/7.1, ISO 100.
Pig image: lens at 17mm, 1/40 second at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Canon T2i back on the road.
I took this shot a couple of weekends back while I was out cruising the back roads looking to capture some barren hill vistas. This scene is just a few miles from my house and was the first I photographed during that drive.
Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 35mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i on a country road.
It’s a busy weekend with the band so I’m not finding time for new shots–but, hey, they’re all new if no one has seen them. Last week I posted some photos I took while out on a drive through the local countryside. Here’s another image from the same shoot–in fact, this is the field that’s only partially in view in my “Old County Road” post.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/400 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i just before a sneeze.