The year is quickly coming to an end and so is my status as a California resident. Life begins anew back on the East Coast in December so to celebrate I’ll be offering 25% off all sales (not including shipping). So if there was a print you have always wanted head on over to the Galleries and select it. Once you are in the checkout cart, enter the code “SAVE252010” and you should see the cart update with the new price.
Below are some of my favorite shots from 2010, hope you enjoy them!
Over the past weekend we visited the San Francisco Zoo. I figured I would try out Animoto* for presentation since I shot both video and stills. I love visiting this zoo, however it does leave me conflicted.
Individual shots are posted up in the Galleries so just click on through one of the thumbnails.
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* – Animoto link is an affiliate link
Shot with a Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G Fisheye Lens. I have to say the lens was fun to shoot with. I didn’t do a ton of shooting with it, but think architecture and landscapes would be my best usage with the lens. I tried some portraits and just did not like the way they came out.
I picked the lens up for a week-long rental from Borrow Lenses, who I’ve rented glass from a few times and always had a pleasant experience. The last time I rented, I ended up falling down a hill and had one the rented lenses on the camera. The lens hood was totally trashed and a screw ended up getting stripped inside the camera, luckily I got their insurance so whatever the cost to fix the lens will be, it will only cost me 12% of that instead of the full amount.
Early last week we had a pretty sweet fall storm. From our apartment in Nob Hill, I was watching the wall of rain come in from the North Bay and work its way over Angel Island, then Alcatraz and finally hit landfall. I had the window in the bedroom wide open and let the first bit of mist just come into the room because it was that kind of rain that just smells good and brings back memories of childhood. I shot some HDR photos during and after the storm, let me know what you think!
Its always a crapshoot in San Francisco as to whether or not you will see the fireworks show on the Fourth of July because of the impending threat of fog. We missed out on last years show because of the fog, but thankfully the cloud level stayed high enough that most of the show was below the clouds. Below are a few of my favorites from the show.