It’s all subjective

While relaxing on the patio yesterday afternoon, I saw this half spent salsify (has a seed cluster like a giant dandelion) and thought “time to pull out the G11.” I took a least twenty shots of it–everything from fuzzy, hairy, swirly macros to underneath close-ups aiming into the bright sky shots (the G11’s articulating screen rocks for close-ups!). I picked this shot out of the batch. Why? Because for some reason it works for my aesthetic sensibility–aka, it’s all subjective.

Salsify from underneath

Canon G11 looking over, under, sideways, down.

On a bridge kick

I cross the Golden Gate Bridge twice every commute day, and I cross it frequently on weekends heading into the city for gigs or whatever. The bridge and I go way back. So I figure taking pictures of it is par for the course. Here’s an up close abstract taken today from the underside. The colored flats are planks from a section of a massive work area under the north end of the bridge.

Under the Golden Gate Bridge

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

Canon T2i under looking up.