Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rocky Asilomar Shore

Rocky Asilomar Shore - Canon 5D2, 24 TS-E II, f/5.6, 2mins, ISO 200
I've been so busy lately that I haven't even had a chance to fire up Lightroom and work any images nor go out to photograph.  Since its leap day and I have a couple of hours this evening, I figured I should post something.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Morning on the USS Midway

This past holiday break, I went on a family trip to San Diego.  On our last morning, we visited the USS Midway Museum.  I wandered around making images primarily with the M9 and the Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 lens.

I really like the way they've created this museum.  The flight deck is filled with all manner of interesting planes and helicopters.

You climb into several of the aerial vehicles as my daughter and sister did here.

The areas below the flight deck are also filled with interesting stuff, including all kinds of dials and switches that Maya enjoyed pushing.

The passageways on the ship are narrow and low.  I'm wondering if the ship I'll be on in South Georgia this fall will be even narrower.

The general rule of thumb on the ship seems to be that the higher up in rank you go, the better your living and dining quarters.  The captain and fleet admiral had it well (not pictured).
Now that is a serious mixer.

More dials, switches and knobs.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pelican Stretch

Pelican Stretch - 1D4, 500 f/4 IS, f/4, 1/1250s, ISO 800

Now is about the ideal time to head to the La Jolla cliffs near San Diego to photograph the California Brown Pelican in breeding plumage.  I made this image back in December but if I had several days free, thats where I would head now. 

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Bonsai Rock Sunset

Bonsai Rock Sunset - 5D2, ZE 50, f/11, 20s, ISO 100
The high water level at Lake Tahoe submerges many of the rocks around the largest one with the tree growing out it.  I haven't had a chance to get back to Tahoe to photograph it with the water level lower.  I made this image this past summer and though I ended up liking a different version which I posted earlier, there are elements of this one that work well for me too.  One of the things you learn as you do more and more landscape photography is to really work and explore a scene.  Try different vantage points and different framing options.