Enjoying the Day


Foggy morning

Lifts to sunny skies

Look at the ocean

The beautiful Pacific

Riding and looking

Yellow and blue

Coming and going

To nowhere special

Riding the bike path

Enjoying the day

Night into Day

Ghosts on the Pier
Exposure: 2 sec (2), Aperture: f/4.5, Focal Length: 42 mm, ISO Speed: 100

Exit - Additional Parking
Exposure: 20 sec (20), Aperture: f/9, Focal Length: 24 mm, ISO Speed: 100

I got an assignment to turn night into day. In the few previous night photos that I have taken, I have intentially worked the exposure to keep the appropriate dark tones avoiding clipping any bright lights. In these images, the intent was to expose long enough to bring out all the fill details.

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The Beach from the Train

I’m back home after a few days in San Diego at the Burton Group Catalyst 2008. Even though a bunch of us went down for the conference, we all agreed that we would rather talk and sit comfortably on the Amtrak than drive and, inevitably, get stuck in traffic or behind an accident on the 405.

This is on the way back to Simi Valley, heading north. I think this is Solano Beach, or as announced by the conductor Sensuous Solano Beach. Cam phone, through a dirty window, moderately processed in Lightroom.

The thing about this cam-phone photography (at least my cam-phone) is that there is a two second delay between the time you press the button and the photo is taken. This makes scenes with moving objects experiments in accidental photography. I’m happy with this one.