We completely cleaned out our garage a couple of weeks ago to make space for a video shoot of our band. Tucked away amidst the years of accumulated clutter were my old Santa Rosa Brand work/hiking boots. I’m pretty sure I bought them in the very early 80s, and I obviously put a whole lot of miles on them before they were retired to the garage. Now, they just look cool.
I couldn’t resist a little pastoral treatment for the old waffle stompers.
Lenses: Images 1, 4 and 5, Canon EF 40mm f/2.8. Images 2 and 3, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.
Flash: Canon 430EXII for images 1 and 3.
Canon 5DM3 loving old leather.
The control wheel has gotten flaky on my “old” trusty Canon G11. I’m pretty sure this video shows the simplest, and definitely the cheapest, fix. But anyway… Yesterday, while I was trying to find a solution for the wheel problem, I had the camera out so I took it outside and grabbed a few shots of our red amaryllis. I metered for a “high key” look for these first two shots.
And because the G11 does great macro, I had to get in close.
Canon G11 on the patio.
While waiting to get a repair done on my car, I took the opportunity to go for a walk and grab a few shots of the neighborhood.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 47mm. 1/1000 at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon 5DM3 out for a walk.
By the edge of the Petaluma river at the “D” Street bridge, the old pilings show the scars of time and tide.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 55mm. 1/30 at f/8, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 down by the drawbridge.
I think these guys own the bench after the sun sets.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 58mm. 1/15 second at f/4.0, ISO 12800.
Canon 5DM3 on the street in Berkeley, CA.
Before a gig, the sax man prepares. Nice saxes, and shoes.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 55mm. 1/160 at f/5.6, ISO 800.
Canon 5DM3 waiting for the downbeat.
Maggie and I recently celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary (we’ve been together a LOT longer). As is my wont, I took her out for some fine dining. Of course, she’s complicit–and this joint makes a great burger.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 24mm. 1/400 at f/5.6, ISO 800.
Canon 5DM3 out for lunch.
I had a crazy busy weekend of band gigs. On Saturday, before we started our first set, I had a few minutes to grab some shots. This one is of “Authentic Leprechaun” Anthony doing his thing. Nice guy, and apparently in demand for St. Patrick’s Day gigs. Not long after this shot was taken he was off to perform at another event.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 65mm. 1/200 at f/5.6, ISO 800.
Canon 5DM3 seeing green.
I’m about to begin three days of St. Patrick’s Day gigs with the band so a music oriented shot seems appropriate. This one was taken recently at a local Irish seisiún. The lighting was very dim so I put on a fast prime lens and set my ISO to “Auto” with a max range of 12800.
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8. 1/320 at f/2.0, ISO 12800.
Canon 5DM3 playing with noise.
Today, while out and about with my camera, I saw this cool looking old DeSoto Fluid Drive in a “not quite junk” car lot. Nice grill, great color, but probably not as “fluid” as it used to be.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 47mm. 1/200 at f/8, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 staying fluid.