Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Couple of Contre Jour Shots

Lumix LF1

I too these last September, just now got to processing them.

Haight Ashbury Street Scene:


Golden Gate Park, Late Afternoon


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Anonymous Roland-T said...

Perfect bw shot! i like!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Three Swans

Lumix G5, Lumix 100-300mm



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Anonymous lena said...

Beautiful swans, nice composition.so lovely.:-)

Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:02:00 PM PST  

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

See Evans Paint with his Hands







One of my favorite artists I met at Art Basel 2015

Cory Evans Paints all his masterpieces with his hands.

A raw look at the talent I wish I possessed. I have a new appreciation for artists from every walk of life. No matter the age. Creation through ones mind is becoming a life magnet for me.  As I walk further down the path of learning light, color compliments & composition I have completely fallen into the rabbit hole.

Story teller in training,

Carl


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Blogger Warren T. said...

Great pictures, Carl, great pose in #1 that mimics Ali's arms, and in #2, it looks like his subject is reacting to a poke in the eye by his hand. Really well done!

--WT

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM PST  
Anonymous lena said...

Artistic hands painted pictures, well done...:-)

Lena

Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:11:00 PM PST  

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Misty Passage

Lumix LF1

This was seen last Saturday at Pacifica Beach.

--Warren

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Blogger Carl Dawson said...

Love the photo Warren!!!

Was this a misty or foggy morning. Maybe Dust @dusk?

Either way I love how i was drawn into trying to break down the photo.

Hope everyone is well and happy holidays!!

Carl

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger Warren T. said...

Carl, thanks for posting here, and helping me to keep this place going! This picture was taken at dusk, about 20 minutes before sunset.

--WT

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:56:00 AM PST  
Anonymous lena said...

Fantastic fog and sun-rays, amazing scenery,excellent shot !

Lena

Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:06:00 PM PST  

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Monday, October 26, 2015

China Clipper Hangar Sign

HTC One X

Added my bike to show the size of the place. :)


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Anonymous Lena said...

Ha... what's point target. nice composition !...:-)

Lena

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8:42:00 PM PST  

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bike in B&W

HTC One X

Sometimes, I'm just in the mood for a black & white picture. LOL.

Sometimes my cell phone takes amazingly nice pictures. Of course, for this one, I did a bit of post processing in Lightroom, as I do for just about all my shots.

Is anyone seeing these posts, or is this place dead?

--Warren

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Blogger Steve Rosenbach said...

I love a good B&W, too! :-)

Very nicely seen - a simple but pleasing composition.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Warren T. said...

I'm relieved that someone saw this, otherwise posting here would be pointless. :) Thanks Steve for the comment, Steve.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:53:00 PM PDT  

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park

Lumix LX5

Taken May 2015 at Glacier National Park. We were lucky to see the lake in the morning before the wind picked up and messed up the reflections.  

--Warren



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Blogger Carl Dawson said...

Great composition and perfect uniformity.

Would look great as a fine art piece!!


Carl

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:54:00 AM PST  

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Rest Stop

HTC One X Cell Phone

Shot this scene at Ocean Beach the other day... :)

I noticed this composition as I was resting on a bench facing the ocean.

--Warren

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Monday, October 12, 2015

View of SF from North Vista Point

Lumix G5, Lumix 20mm f1.7

We stopped at the north end of the GG Bridge to see the last of the parade of ships for Fleet Week. I haven't taken out the Lumix 20mm lens for a while, and I'm still amazed by the great IQ from this lens.

--Warren

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Blogger Steve Rosenbach said...

What a great composition! I like the sinuous coastline you used as a leading line to draw my eye into the photo.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:13:00 AM PDT  

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Sunday, October 04, 2015

View from Above

More from Dan and me...

"Collision Course"


Untitled


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Blogger Carl Dawson said...

Great keeping the blog alive Warren!!!

Nice shot Dan =)


Carl

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:55:00 AM PST  

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Photo Vision 2


Dan got one of me from the same spot, shooting from almost the same vantage point. My shot on top here. 



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Photo Vision

 

Dan shooting the picture above...


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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Collaborative Diptych #1

Last December (2014), Dan and I went on a photo outing to downtown SF. Between the two of us, we came up with almost 50 selected pictures. I was deciding how to present them to show our different points of view, and I decided to try using the diptych format in those cases where we photographed the same subject. It was a fun outing, and it has taken me a while to finally get around to showing them. Dan left it up to me to choose from his collection. 

What do you think? 



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Blogger Warren T. said...

I need a better title, any ideas from you guys?

Dan?

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 4:12:00 PM PDT  

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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The Perfect Line

Lumix G5, Lumix 100-300mm

The annual Giro Di San Francisco bike race was held yesterday (Labor Day) down near Levi's Plaza.

I had a chance to practice my action photography. It was a really hot day, and I took a few hundred pictures. I'll probably put an online album together, but I couldn't resist picking one from the bunch to show first.

--Warren

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Blogger Lena said...

Indeed perfect shot, excellent!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 9:48:00 AM PDT  

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A Warm Day at Rockaway Beach

Lumix GF1, Lumix 14mm f2.5

Hey, which one is your favorite?

--Warren







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Pacific Street

Lumix G5, Lumix 14-45mm

I missed this shot with your typical little old lady walking across the doorway, but a few moments later, this young lady walked across... :)


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Anonymous Lena said...

Excellent framing. the young lady look more attractive, nice capture...:-)

Lena,

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10:08:00 PM PDT  

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Familiar Places

Lumix G5, Lumix 14-45mm


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Anonymous Lena said...

A tradition of Chinese place...:-)

Lena,

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10:13:00 PM PDT  

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Relic

Lumix G5, Lumix 14-45mm

Getting back into the swing of things. What's everyone up to?


--Warren

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Anonymous Lena said...

Great ! well seen relic of box, thanks for share, nice capture.

Lena,

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10:16:00 PM PDT  

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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Mammoth Hot Springs

Lumix LF1

It was mostly dry at Mammoth Hot Springs when we were there, but I did manage to find this surreal hillside scene.

--Warren

p.s. I hope everyone is having a great summer!

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Anonymous Lena said...

Very nice Mammoth Hot Springs of Yellowstone view, nice composition, Awesome !

Lena

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 5:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Carl Dawson said...

That is amazing!!

My appreciation for this photo is magnified by my recent addition of a simple color wheel at my desk.

Its really interesting because up until about a month ago I really didn't understand why my eyes were drawn to certain color patterns. I mean you read about what someone els's perspective is. But until the lightbulb goes on, you never realize you were standing in the dark.

I think maybe all the art classes I took when I was growing up are finally starting to make sense.


Great capture Warren!

Summer has been one of the best roller coaster rides I could dream of taking..... I think fall is gonna be even better.

Hope everyone is doing great!!


~Carl~

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 10:57:00 AM PDT  

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SF Bay done in Medium Format

I was on a tree job and since I sold my work camera, I was left with a Pentax 645z.  This view had to be down sampled in order to insert it into a Word Doc. for the report I was preparing. 55mm  f2 has a FOV of 43mm in 35mm format.  Nice small and lightweight all weather lens. 

Dan

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Blogger Carl Dawson said...

Nice capture Dan.


I really need to go to SF before I die to photograph anything at all. Just seems magical out there.

What kind of file size does that produce?

All weather does not mean waterproof correct? Does that help against the thick fog out there? I just read that fog can be one of the worst situations to use your camera in. As bad as shooting in sand if not worse.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 11:13:00 AM PDT  

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Macro

The Sony Rx1r has a neat little macro dial on this fix lens camera.  Not bad IMO.

Dan

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Blogger Warren T. said...

nice resolution and bokeh. :)

--WT

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 9:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lena said...

Nice close up and reflections...:-)

Lena

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 6:29:00 PM PDT  

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My Favorite Alpha

Sony Rx1r

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Anyone Know this Famous Race Car

Warren, expecting you to name this one.  Sony Rx1r

Dan

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Blogger Warren T. said...

1972 McLaren M8F/P, one of the all time greats :)

Nice shot.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger dan in marin said...

Was up to Infineon the other day. Saw some all time classics. It was a test day for all comers. Was able to ride in the track on a stock car. Quite a thrill.

Dan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Warren T. said...

Hey! How did you wrangle a ride in a stock car?!? That's cool. I haven't been to the Infineon Historic Races in many years. I only go to the Monterey event not.

--WT

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 9:29:00 PM PDT  

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Don't Fence Me In

Lumix G5, Lumix 100-300mm

I shot this last April near the Golden Gate Bridge.


--Warren

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Blogger Lena said...

So cute and lovely, nice capture...:-)

Lena

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 4:40:00 PM PDT  

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

American Kestrel in Yellowstone

Lumix G5, Lumix 100-300mm

Gail and I were on the lookout for wildlife in Yellowstone, and we soon learned that the quickest clue to seeing where the wildlife was is to spot where the wildlife photographers are clustered. I'm referring to the really SERIOUS photographers who are using huge tripods, dslrs, and gigantic lenses. 


We spotted the above group, and we thought that they were waiting for a bear, but when we walked up and asked them, they said that they were shooting an American Kestrel nest. They were waiting for the female to fly into the nest, and apparently, they had been patiently waiting there for an hour or more. They were extemely touchy bordering on rudeness about people walking in front of their cameras for fear of their prize winning shot being ruined by someone's head in the frame. 

Well, I am a big fan of raptors of all kinds, so I was excited about the possibility of getting a shot of the bird at its nest too! While everybody had their big lenses aimed squarely at the nest, I with my handheld rig saw the birds flying around the nest. The birds are very careful about protecting their nest site, so they are very cautious about flying there, hence the long wait to catch the "perfect" shot.

I was able to grab some shots of the bird perched at nearby branches before the final series of it landing at the nest.



We were lucky, Gail and I only had to wait 10 minutes or so before the bird decided to land next to the nest, and fly into it.

After that, all the big lens people packed up and left to find the next photo opportunity. And I was very happy to be part of the gang who were there to capture that moment.

--Warren









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Blogger Lea said...

Great anecdote about finding wildlife, hahah! Imagining you and Gail trying to pass on the trail behind them....

I love the brightness and warmth in the colors. Also, the tree looks so much like a bird itself. I thought it was an owl at first. Lovely story presented.. A return home..

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 8:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lena said...

Excellent series actions catch of wildlife, shot shot...:-)

Lena

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger dan in marin said...

The wildlife photography scene is more than wild, excuse the pun. These guys are fanatics. Spent a day with them tracking wolves taking down a bison. Incredible how these photographers go about their day totally devoted to the one second shot hit or miss.

Dan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:55:00 PM PDT  

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Flamenco Sketching. Pictures made by pen and paint.


A 3 hour search for angles, lighting, shapes, and textures. I guess more too, perhaps. (The music was great!) These are pen sketches colored with watercolour paints. I have joined the Vancouver Urban Sketchers as of Jan 2014 to inform my photography. So far, the sketching has been helped by my photography instincts. Hopefully after a few more years of urban sketching, it will feed back into the photos. I've really slowed down my process of observation... which is what I think film photography also does (I have not figured out a way to make myself take that jump with enough commitment yet). There are some unique qualities of sketch observations though. With sketching, you feel every line put down. And lighten with every distant boundary. You lean into every perspective. It's been an interesting journey into a neighboring visual expression.




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Blogger Warren T. said...

Hi Lea,

Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and creative process here with us. I love the multiple sketches and panels, like vignettes into your mind as you are observing the scene.

I've done sketching, and I get inspired to sketch very occasionally.

I like your analogy/link between sketching and film photography. In sketching though, I feel the process is more granular (the commitment to a drawn line), where in film photography (and by extension, all photography) is more holistic (you are capturing a whole frame at a time).

My photographic mind thinks almost the same way whether I'm shooting film or digital, but perhaps that is because I grew up shooting film, and that method is ingrained in my process.

Lea, can you explain what you mean by "leaning into a perspective"? I want to understand this more.

--Warren

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 9:57:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lea said...

Thanks for the comment Warren. Its great to hear that you are mindful of the comparison between sketching and photographing.

Leaning into a perspective .. when perspective is more prominent (not in these figure drawings) I can sometimes find myself feeling pulled into an angle of a building. Yuko Shimizu teaches a Skillshare.com class called Mastering Inking: Basic and Pro Techniques. She personifies different marks and line as feminine and masculine. I found that very interesting, and it began to make sense the more I thought about it as I was drawing.

I agree with the granular vs holistic idea but also disagree slightly. When I took a charcoal drawing class, the teacher would say that you have to work on the entire picture all the time. If you forget about other parts, your consistency goes wonky. Perspective, tonality, scale, etc. And I have experienced that wonkyness to be true many times. So drawing can be a holistic experience, that appears granular. It's just moving at snail pace in comparison to photography. And running counter to photography being holistic is the dark room, and photoshop. Manipulations happen after the fact, and we call the end result a photograph (if it hasn't gone so far as to be called photographic art). But many hours, sometimes, have been put in to get it there.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 8:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lena said...

amazing ! artistic pen and paint of pictures, thanks for share...:-)

Lena

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7:19:00 PM PDT  

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