While waiting for the seasonal change from the month long Indian Summer we’re having in the SF Bay Area, I decided to change the appearance of the weather myself. The fog was indeed rolling in at the Golden Gate, but it was in contrast to a bright blue sky. I converted the image to black and white in Nik Silver Efex Pro, first tweaking the contrast and structure. I then added a white vignette to give the shot a vintage look as well as enhance the “weather effect” of the swirling fog.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 35mm. 1/400 second at f/11, ISO 200.
Canon T2i taking it to the bridge.
It looks safe for now, but for the next few days after the sun sets there’s no scarier place.
Canon G11 at a cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I took this shot of bamboo leaves against the sky out in our backyard. I liked the colors of the original image, but I got to tweaking it in Silver Efex Pro (version 1) and ended up liking the monochrome simplicity of this faux “tintype” rendering better.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Canon T2i out in the ol’ yard.
This twilight shot of the south side of the turn basin at the end of the Petaluma River was taken earlier this month–two weeks ago actually because there’s a new moon tonight.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 28mm. 1/100 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon T2i around the home town.
The commute was once again uninspiring for taking photographs. The temperature is pleasant, but this year’s Indian Summer has lingered for far too long–and, according to the weather reports, there’s no change in site. Weird. Ah well, it’s probably time to focus on some fresh close-ups and abstracts as a photographic antidote for the current doldrums. In the meantime, here’s quirky shot I took during a night out this past Summer.
Canon G11 close to the subjects at hand.