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Two Bridges

Two Bridges

Our last image of the tour of the Newark Slough.  This is one more view of the footbridge with the Dumbarton Bridge off in the distance, lit up by the morning sun.  The water in the foreground is not the bay, but the marshland next to the bay.  Off in the distance you can see the power lines and the Santa Cruz Mountains.


Family Portrait

Family Portrait

While hanging out at the beach, I took a few photos of my lovely wife.  I noticed that my reflection in her sunglasses was rather interesting with the blue sky and other features clearly visible.  I called the kids over and had each one wave to create his “family portrait”.   I think this will make a great print since there is quite a bit of detail in the reflection.


Market Post Tower

Market Post Tower

A gorgeous day with scattered showers opened up a fabulous blue sky, very white clouds that enhanced the tinted glass on the Market Post Tower.  This shot is a single exposure.  I tried a few, and a couple bracketed series.  The single shot worked better than what I came up with as an HDR version.  Not to mention, as single-exposure it will qualify for an entry into the travel category in tomorrow night’s competition. 🙂


Golden Glass

Downtown San Jose, taken on the same trip as yesterday’s golden clouds.  The building was lit up wonderfully from the clouds and sun from the east with the nice pastel colors on the clouds to the north.    The negative space adds to this one so I am using this as my Daily Shoot submission for DS102.

#ds102 – Negative space can be just as important to a composition as your primary subject. Explore negative space in a photograph.


Silicon Valley Medical Center – Daily Shoot 76

#ds76 “Get up close and personal with a building today. Make a photo of an architectural detail.”

The detail here didn’t look great too close, but with the glass and reflections, I thought the architecture really worked here.


Dumbarton’s Warm Glow on a Cold Evening

In the brief  appearance of the sun yesterday, I had about 10 minutes in it total.  On my way home from the office I tried to make something of the sun.  This shot of the Dumbarton Bridge was a pleasing result.  With the sun low in the sky, it cast a warm orange light on the columns.  The reflection in the marsh and the blue sky hit all the right notes.  Other than adjusting some contrast and light levels to remove some haze, the colors are natural.


Favorite Color – Daily Shoot 57

#DS57: “What’s your favorite color? Make a photo dominated by your favorite color today and share it!”

Yellow of course! The flash gave a nice reflection off the nearby door’s label to highlight the exit.  It adds some drama to the fire alarm.


Sunglasses reflecting on the day – Daily Shoot 54

#DS54 – “Glasses help many folks bring the world into focus each day. Make a photo of a pair of any kind of glasses today.”

This assignment took me awhile to get the way I liked it. Finally, the reflection out the window and the nice wood surface did the trick. No special lighting here, just natural light from the window.


Reflective Layers – Daily Shoot 51

#ds51: “Reflections draw the eye. Find a pool, puddle, or other body of still water and make a photo of a reflected subject today.”

After a weekend of shooting great reflections, I was not in a good spot for this today.  I didn’t want to cheat and post a two-day-old photo for the Daily Shoot assignment.  This was taken in poor light with a maxed-out ISO.  I like how the lens filter caught my hand clearly.