The band played the NorCal Pirate Festival in Vallejo on Sunday. It’s was a lot of fun–and way better than I had imagined it would be. Here are several shots I took while roaming the grounds between sets.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Canon T2i roaming a festival.
I took this shot back in April. It’s a view of what I see every day during the last leg of my commute home. The grass will grow longer and turn brown by June, and the deciduous oaks will fill in and darken, but this is the mise en scène of southern Sonoma County.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 31mm. 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Canon T21 capturing the familiar.
A “weed” yes, but the Salsify root is edible.
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 70mm. 1/160 second at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Canon T2i grabbing an edible.
A change is in the wind. While waiting for it I’m spacing out.
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. 1/2500 second at f/3.2, ISO 200.
Canon T2i hunkering down for fun.
This past weekend I payed around a bit with my prime lenses set at various shutter and ISO settings at f/4 and below. This example is a tweaked crop of the top of the old man cactus on our patio. When I took the shot the cactus was in full shade and the backdrop was a totally hot midday sunlit field. Obviously, the depth of field was VERY shallow. I used Photoshop to pull the detail out of the shadows which, in turn, homogenized the background. Why not?
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. 1/1000 second at f/2.8, ISO 400.
Canon T2i playing with extremes.