The rain took a break this week so I decided to head down the San Mateo Coast. I started out thinking I’d go to Pigeon Point. The Chronicle reported whale sightings around the Lighthouse.
However, I got distracted thinking about Purisima Creek on the way and so went there instead. It was a good call. I think there was more water in the creek than I’ve seen before; at least, more than I’ve seen recently where “recently” is defined as the past five years. The small cascade in the picture is seasonal; I had never seen it before.
Most of the time there, it was overcast. I even started to wonder if it would be a good time to try black and white but, as you will see in the gallery from the shoot, I went with color. Two of the pictures in the gallery are HDR images – I’ll let you decide which ones.
See here for more about Purisima Creek Redwoods.
My website has been moved to here. While the old rezphotography.com 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 bit.ly 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 rez.photography for rezphotography.com Sorry.
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.
There 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.
I’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.