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By the river’s edge

This is a multi-use complex along the Petaluma River. The structure is quite large so I used the extreme wide angle end of my lens to get its full length plus the reflection into the frame. I corrected the wide angle distortion in post using the Photoshop “Lens Correction” filter and went with black and white because I’m on a kick.

River front housing and reflection

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/125 second at f/8.0, ISO 200.

Canon T2i down by the river.

Reflections on the river

During the late afternoon I spent an hour or so walking around town with the T2i (mounted with my trusty Canon EF-S 15-85mm lens). Because I’m usually so busy with the day to day I don’t often take the time to just go out and take pictures as a leisure activity. I should definitely do it more often because I had a lot of fun, and got some decent shots. I’ll be posting more from today’s batch, but for now here’s a couple of “impressionistic” images of reflections on the river.

Petaluma River reflections 1

Petaluma River reflections 2

Except for resizing and the usual tiny bit of sharpening, both of these shots are straight from the camera.

Canon T2i digging the reflections.

More reflections on the trip

I bought an iPad for storing, viewing and occasionally posting images during our trip across Canada. Before we left I loaded it up with a couple of photography eBooks thinking I might need a little inspiration. One of them was called “Chasing Relfections.” Taking the cue, I did a little reflection chasing.

The dining car on the train at lunch time.

Train dining car reflection

Waiting for a pizza in Quebec City.

Pizza Mag reflection

Lights on Chebucto Harbor in Halifax.

Chebucto harbor reflection

Canon G11 chasing reflections.

Backyard impressionism

We’re having a lazy weekend–no driving, no have tos. After cleaning up the patio, Maggie did some watering and I thought, “Chasing Reflections.” Here are two shots of reflections off the wet concrete I liked enough to post.

Petaluma Bridge

Petaluma Bridge

Both shots are straight from the camera (I did boost the contrast a tiny bit on the top image, and both got the usual “Smart Sharpen” of 50% at 0.4 pixels). Other than that, no Photoshop trickery applied.

Canon G11 chasing reflections.