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Snakeskin Shadow on Handrail

Snakeskin Shadow on Handrail

I had time to do a photo-walk this evening.  Go figure!  Walking over the bridge crossing the freeway, I noticed the chain-link-fence was casting this awesome shadow on the handrail.  It created this snake-skin like effect that looks painted-on.   If you look, you can make out a car just under the rail.

#ds167 – Make two photos today of the same subject: one with deep depth of field, one with shallow. Post your favorite of the two.

I took several of these with several depths of field.  So yeah, I think I completed today’s assignment. 🙂



Closed - Pier 27 Parking Garage

This is another image from my stroll around the Embarcadero in San Francisco yesterday.  Inside the pier 27 building is a parking garage.  Along the north wall is this great row of roller doors.  The light coming in from the windows above the door gave everything a nice glow.

This is a three-exposure HDR which has been somewhat desaturated and warmed to setup the contrast between the nice light and old rusty look of the metal.

I have complete title block on this shot.  Feel free to suggest something!

Morning at the Ferry Building, San Francisco

Morning at the Ferry Building, San Francisco

This morning when the Ferry Building in San Francisco opened, I managed to get to the second floor to get some shots of the wonderful architecture. Supposedly there is a rule against using tripods there.  The guards would walk from far away to politely ask me to stop.  The first said I could use my tripod on the second floor which I did until the second floor guard asked me to stop as well. I originally wanted to do some HDR shots, but instead I opted for this single exposure. I love the colors here.

I warmed this up slightly and gave a small bump in saturation and some slight manual vignetting.

#ds151 – Every town, village, or city has distinguishing icons and landmarks. Make a photo of one wherever you are today.

Warm Morning Light

Today the light shining through the window blinds cast a perfect striped pattern on the lamp shade for the Daily Shoot assignment.  I think this is made more interesting by the horizontal blind pattern and perceived inversion of the shadow pattern on the blinds.

#ds109 – Striped patterns have a natural pattern that catches the eye. Find some stripes today and make a photo.

Only Amazing Clouds have a Golden Lining

One more shot today of the spectacular sunsets we’ve had lately. This one was taken as a passenger in a car barreling down the freeway. It was also taken out of the driver’s side window, which was a shot only available for moments before it had a chain link fence in the way.

Tomorrow, I’m hoping sunrise will be good and I can be setup for it!

There is a tiny bit of horizon, so I’m stretching for meeting this assignment today.

#ds104 – The horizon can be a strong composition element. Make a photograph that emphasizes the horizon today.

A Happy Light Source – Daily Shoot 52

For today’s Daily Shoot assignment, photographing a light source, I decided to play with light.  I made this on f/14 and bulb exposure.  Since the camera was closed down enough, I could open the shutter, leisurely walk in front, then make the character you see above.  I like that the background got picked up in the long exposure.  It took a few attempts to get the right shape and features.

Slide & Shadow – Daily Shoot 44

#ds44: “The contrast between an object and its shadow can make for an interesting photo. Explore the “dark side” of shadows today.”