Website Move

My website has been moved to here. While the old will continue to function for the time being, you should update your bookmarks to the new site location. In addition, my blog has been moved also. But you know that if you’re reading this, right?

One (unintended) side effect of this is that many links in my blog have been broken. I’ve used extensively and those links fail. I’m in the process of fixing the broken links but, if you are looking at a post older than July, 2016 you might encounter one of the broken links. You can find what you are looking for by examining the URL that fails, then substituting for Sorry.

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Went back to black and white – well, sort of – last night on a trip around Chinatown and North Beach. And, once again, not everything in the gallery from last night is in black and white. Sometimes, a picture just says it needs to be in color. After all, that’s the real world for many of us. The scene is Caffe Trieste in North Beach.

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South Rodeo Beach

20161103g-7334There was a high wave warning for our coast Thursday and Friday so I went to South Rodeo Beach – again – to see if I could catch some wave action. The waves were large but not that large right where I was. Mile Rock Beach might have been a better choice or down the San Mateo Coast. At any rate, I stayed for sunset and that was worth the trip. Check out the gallery from the evening.

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Botanical Garden

20160922g-6518-editI’ve been testing the 35mm f/1.4 lens this week. Wanted to consider a prime lens that was fast. It is that. It’s small, light and sharp although I wouldn’t claim it is a lot sharper than my 18-55mm lens. The lack of a zoom really bothers me – there were shots I couldn’t get because by the time I backed up to frame what I wanted, the foreground was not what I wanted. The picture was shot at f/2 – not even wide open. I like the narrow depth of focus.

Bottom line, however, is I don’t see it as a lens I’d use a lot. Yes, there are places it would be good to have but, right now, I don’t see it. The Gallery from the Garden is here.

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The Canyons of FiDi

20160913g-6260-edit-edit-editStill on a b+w kick, I journeyed into the canyons of the financial district last night. I learned a new trick and wanted to try it out. I was listening to a Derrick Story podcast in which he suggested an interesting way to approach b+w photography. Turns out, those of us with “modern cameras” – read mirrorless – can see things in b+w as we’re taking the picture. It’s simple – set the jpeg mode to black and white. Then, looking in the viewfinder you will see, that’s right, black and white. Story’s argument is that it gives you a new way of seeing. And he’s correct. I use raw + black and white so the raw file is still in color; just the jpeg is black and white. Cool.

That said, there were a couple of pictures that I liked better in color. So, the gallery has both types. Enjoy.

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