May 31, 2010

Lagunitas Creek, a very peaceful place

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photo by Donald Kinney

Despite the roar of rushing water here and there, the Lagunitas Creek is a very peaceful place. Obviously there was no rushing water near this tranquil spot.

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photo by Donald Kinney

And thank goodness that there are seldom any other people around -- for they would surely ask me what I was staring at in the creek. It's all so difficult to explain right there on the spot.

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But the jazzy water is loud -- it really likes to make a statement.
Or looking at it differently, it might be some mixture of colorful chemicals used in the manufacture of god-knows-what.

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And there is still water, bordered by darkness. Perfect place for a poet...

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Emmy said...

So many colors! This is such a beautiful collection of pictures. Congrats on 150 followers, by the way :)

Lucky Dog / The Commish said...

A wonderful blog, found by happy accident and now on my daily list. As a former northern Californian your photography brings back great memories.

Would you share your eqipment/settings with us?

Best Regards,

Chris said...

All very nice, but the first in particular is spectacular, because of the trick it plays on the eyes with the reflection. Great work.

AphotoAday said...

THANKS EMMY, LUCKY DOG, AND CHRIS -- for the wonderful comments.

And Lucky Dog; I shoot everythingh with a Canon5D and the 70-200 f-4 "L". Of course I can't wait for rumored 5D Mark3 to come out, and I am already lusting after the new and improved "II" version of the lens I have.

I almost always shoot on Aperture-Priority, and I try to stay on a low ISO of 100 unless the situation demands something higher.

I try to brace my camera on available objects, since I really hate using my tripod.

I eventually sort through and only keep about 2 percent of my clicks, and update them on my "Big Site" every five or six weeks.

I shoot in RAW and use the RAW Converter, CameraRAW that comes bundled with PhotoshopCS3. From my initial adjustments in CameraRAW I open the images in PhotoshopCS3 for their final tweaks. I am a devotee of the "Histogram" when it comes to making my adjustments.

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