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A gang of angles

It’s approaching the one year mark for my blog and my T2i. I’m not obsessed with anniversaries, but, for fun, I thought I’d post a shot taken today of another angle on the G11 images I showed in my very first post back in August 2010.

Petaluma Bridge

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 26mm. 1/160 second at F/11, ISO 200.
(Why so many f/11 shots? Because most of my commute shots are taken during the afternoon when the sun is high and bright–and, as every photographer worth their salt should know, f/11 is much sweeter than f/16 after 3:00 PM. ;^)

Canon T2i nearing one revolution around the sun.

Where to begin

After a decade hiatus from cameras I’ve begun to rekindle my interest in photography–this time digital. To get started I needed a camera (obviously), so this past April I bought myself a Canon G11. The G11 is a great little camera. To be able to use filters (mainly a circular polarizer) I added Lensmate’s “A” and “B” adapters.

As an exercise I decided to post a daily “commute photo” on my Facebook page. Because I have a long work commute the idea was “run and gun”–15 minutes max out of the traffic flow to get a shot. It’s made my commute longer, but much more interesting.

I’m a few months into the daily FB posts so my plan is to weave the old in with the new. This is the beginning.

One of my first commute shots was of the bridge over the Petaluma river:

Petaluma Bridge

A couple of weeks later I noticed that the bridge had been tagged so I stopped for a shot. This is fully zoomed in:

Petaluma Bridge

And here’s the perspective shot, fully zoomed out:

Petaluma Bridge

The bridge is very photogenic. 😉

Canon G11, Kenko Pro 1 low profile circular polarizer, and plenty of gas.