Monthly Archives: June 2012

Western Sonoma County summer

I took a drive out into the local countryside late yesterday afternoon. The fog was just beginning to roll in, and at the top of a hill along one of my favorite loops there was a nice light hitting the … Continue reading

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White dahlia

Oftentimes when processing an image I flip through a few tweaks because I’m trying to emphasize or embellish something in the original image. Sometimes I just add an overall effect and like it as is. The latter was the case … Continue reading

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Guard dog on duty

Fortunately for me, this killer was deep asleep when I noticed him. Feeling bold, I grabbed a shot, but moved away quickly for fear that he might awaken. Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm at 105mm. 1/800 second at f/5.6, ISO 100. … Continue reading

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Sidewalk tableau

The only place for a garden around this funky old building is the little strip next to the sidewalk. This woman is making the most of the space, and the scene reminded me of a tableau. Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm … Continue reading

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Babydolls beating the heat

Along our usual neighborhood walk there’s is a smallish yard (maybe 1/2 acre) that has goats, an alpaca and some Babydoll Southdown sheep. Though the wooliness gives the babydolls an interesting look, the mature sheep here are overly wooly and … Continue reading

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A fuchsia is a beautiful thing

I’m chilling at home snapping shots of the transition from spring to summer. Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 300mm. 1/200 second at f/5.6, ISO 2500. Canon 5DM3 pulling from the patio palette.

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Pirate festival booty

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 … Continue reading

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Fading amaryllis

Using shallow depth of field and 1 1/2 stop overexposure on the backdrop, I was able to almost totally eliminate the detail of the garage wall behind the amaryllis. The result was a “painterly” effect. Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 … Continue reading

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Red eye waiting

Late at night at SFO passengers wait to board their flight. I was doing the same, but occupied myself with a camera. Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 35mm. 1/60 second at f/4.5, ISO 2500. Canon 5DM3 while waiting to … Continue reading

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Mean Streets of Omaha

I took several shots of the Baum Iron Company Building while in Omaha last weekend. I liked this night shot the best because it has a gritty, “Mean Streets” feel. Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 67mm. 1/10 second at … Continue reading

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