Sunday morning after a gig

This past Saturday night, our band played a gig at Smiley’s Saloon and Hotel in Bolinas, CA. We’ve played there many times, and, because driving home in the wee hours on the windy roads from Bolinas is such a trek, we always accept the gracious hospitality of the proprietor and spend the night–NICE perk! After breakfast on Sunday morning the fog began to abate so we decided to take a long walk along the beach.

This shot was taken along the mouth of the Bolinas Lagoon.

Along the mouth of the Bolinas Lagoon

Maggie turned just as I pressed the shutter button– “What the… ?”

Maggie on the beach

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
First image: 24mm, f/11 for 1/400 second, ISO 200.
Second image: 73mm, f/11 for 1/400 second, ISO 200.

Canon T2i walking on the beach.

di Suvero on the Embarcadero

Mark di Suvero is a well known abstract expressionist sculptor who just happens to have a very visible studio in my hometown (but that’s another story). This di Suvero sculpture called “Sea Change” is located near AT&T Park on the bay side of the Embarcadero in San Francisco. The person in the middle’s shirt just happened to look similar to the red in the sculpture so in Photoshop I extracted the reds into a layer, converted a duplicated image layer to black and white and merged the two.

Di Suvero sculpture on the Embarcadero

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 27mm. f/11 for 1/160 second, ISO 200.

Canon T2i admiring form and color.

Night wharf

In general, I don’t take a lot of photos during any given outing (I must still have a film SLR sensibility), and I rarely use a tripod, so when I get several shots that I like I’m a happy photographer. Another from the baseball game series I’ve been posting over the past few days, this wharf scene was taken after the game along the Embarcadero while walking back to my car.

Night wharf scene on the Embarcadero

6.1mm (28mm equivalent on a full frame sensor), f/5.6 for 4 seconds, ISO 200–handheld.

Canon G11 by the bay at night.

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