Freighter entering the gate

Despite a rain shower or two over the past month, the warm, windless, hazy days continue around the Bay Area. I had my 70-300mm lens with me today so, ignoring the haze, I drove up to the Marin Headlands hoping to grab a few good shots with the longer focal lengths. I now know that longer zooms actually magnify haze making it look more pronounced. Live and learn! I settled on this shot because the whiter haze along the immediate coast looks more natural than the smog over the city.

Giant freighter entering the Golden Gate

BTW, the freighter was massive!

Giant freighter passing under the Golden Gate

Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM.
Top photo: lens at 70mm. 1/80 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Bottom photo: lens at 240mm. 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i cutting through the haze.

Salvage yard dinosaurs ready to rumble

There’s a salvage yard with all kinds of “scrapture” curiosities at the last exit of my homeward bound commute. I’ve been meaning to stop for months. Today I finally did, and these punk dinosaurs, feigning to take on the windmill, were more than happy to have their picture taken.

Salvage yard dinosaur sculptures

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 50mm. 1/160 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i going prehistoric.

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