I didn’t have much luck today with the commute shots. I did, however, get a helicopter shot which I think is a perfect pairing with a zeppelin shot I got earlier this month–and no, I don’t sell insurance ;-). Both of these are spur of the moment grabs and exactly as the camera recorded them. The corner elements just happened to work out.
Canon G11 looking up.
For today’s commute photos I turned off 19th Ave on to Rivera St. and went up the hill. No fog today! These are a few of the shots I got before wending my way back to 19th for the rest of the long slog home.
Canon G11 on an urban mission.
Across the expressway from where I work there’s a park surrounded by salt ponds. This is the front side of an old, decaying pump house that’s situated near the entrance to the park. The wooden deck that leads up to the door is fairly rotten so it’s cordoned off. I took several shots of the structure, but liked this partial view:
Swallows nests in the eaves on the backside (interesting how differently the blue of the sky rendered looking straight up–no polarizer today):
Canon G11 on the road.
To brighten things up a bit here’s one of the commute photos I posted on my Facebook page earlier this month. I’m not a bullet bike fan, but the color combination of the green against the red is fab.
Canon G11 does color well.
Sometime “hit and run” commute photography is hit or miss. I couldn’t get close enough to what I wanted to shoot, and because I was on the verge of conspicuously trespassing (at 2:45 in the afternoon!) I only snapped a few shots and fled the scene. This is a concrete plant out on the edge of the bay in Redwood City. Because of the starkness of the train and structures I chose to desaturate the images about 50%:
Canon G11 in stealth mode.