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Archive for April, 2011

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Happy Easter everyone!  The Easter Bunny made a visit to a little sparrow that is just outside the front-door.  The eggs were even decorated!

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Marin Lookout

 

Marin Lookout

San Francisco VA Medical Center, Point Bonita Lighthouse, and this old army lookout line up in this shot.  Since I love shooting gritty old and abused structures against picturesque scenes, this worked very well for me.  The orange on the building is from the glow of the setting sun.  You can get glimpses of it on the lighthouse in the distance.  The clarity is pretty good for that structure as well, which you can see by clicking through.

 


Palace of Fine Arts at Night

Palace of Fine Arts

A fog-free night in San Francisco combined with driving by the Palace of Fine Arts with a camera in the car means you must stop to get a few images.   The buildings are lit dramatically with sodium lights.  This makes difficult color set to capture and reveal the detail in color, so I opted for black & white here.  We were in the late hour of twilight so the sky had a nice gradient left to it.


Sunset in the Marin Headlands

Marin Headlands Sunset

The day in the Marin Headlands let us have a nice, golden, somewhat hazy sunset.  Off in the distance you can see an old army lookout station with a bit of graffiti on it.  I’ll post a close-up of that in a couple days.  The light on the iceplant worked really well for this shot.  I just wish I had a round aperture and possibly an ND filter to really bring this image home.


Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Oh how busy life can get.  Saturday was the first day I’ve been out to ‘just shoot photos’ in many months.  We went up to the Marin Headlands which is worth a trip even without a camera.  The day was great, and I think I have at least a few posts worth of shots.  What we’re looking at today is a very excited turkey that was attempting to impress a couple of hens that were nearby.  He was doing some dancing and showing off his very colorful feathers.  I got lucky as he started walking in my direction which gave some great reflections off of his feathers.