Low tide on a hot day

Yesterday, it was HOT and there was a fire to the east producing lots of smoke that was blowing west towards the Golden Gate. Needless to say, it wasn’t pleasant to be near the bridge. Once I got a little farther north the air quality quickly improved so I stopped at the familiar Mill Valley exit to grab a few perspective shots.

Low tide at the Mill Valley bridge

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 38mm. 1/160 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i enjoying the shade from a bridge.

The Cedar River

This past weekend we were in Cedar Rapids, Iowa playing music at a three day Czech Festival. To say we had fun would be an understatement–we had a BLAST! A big reason why we were there was because of a massive flood of the Cedar River in 2008 which devastated much of the city including most of the old Czech neighborhood. They’ve been rebuilding and are now pushing to revitalize the area. Here’s a shot of a very placid looking Cedar River taken in the late afternoon from the 16th Ave bridge just outside the Czech Village.

Cedar river view, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i on a river in Iowa.

Heading to Cedar Rapids

Were packing up our gear and heading out to Cedar Rapids, Iowa tomorrow night to play music at a three day Czech festival. It’s going to be big fun! A bunch of our Bay Area musician friends are playing too so besides the party, we’re going to PARTY! I won’t be posting on the blog until I get back, but I will have my cameras in tow so expect a few shots from the wild and crazy weekend.

Thinking Outside the Squeezebox