Sunday, November 21, 2010

Golden Reflections

Long reflections on a balmy evening in Horseshoe Cove on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Even though the water was very calm, I used a 30 second exposure to smooth out the water and reflections as much as possible.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/4 @ 30s, ISO 50. No filters.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Golden Gate from Fort Mason

I loved the glowing, golden light last Monday afternoon at Fort Mason. I didn't realize that Fort Mason was up on a hill until I took this photo. If you look closely, you can see the Point Bonita lighthouse framed in the Golden Gate Bridge arch. This is two images stitched together.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400L, f/5.6 @ 1/640, ISO 100. No filters.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Evening Reflections at Fort Baker

At the end of a warm, VERY late summer day, I ended up at Fort Baker for a few twilight photos.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/5 @ 5s, ISO 50. No filters.

Monday, November 15, 2010

California Autumn

California Autumn, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

I'm a California girl at heart, but six years on the East Coast can make you long for a crisp autumn day of firey maple foliage and warm apple cider.

...but it turns out that the Eastern Sierra knows how to put on an autumn show! I caught the aspens a couple of weeks ago in their cheery yellow prime.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400L, f/9 @ 1/50, ISO 200. No filters.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pastel Sunset

Pastel Sunset, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

Last Sunday, the storm over San Francisco broke up right at sunset to reveal some pretty pastel colors.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400L, f/5.6 @ 1/80, ISO 800. Handheld with IS.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sweet Stillness, Mt. Tamalpais

Mt. Tam is incredible for a million reasons, but one of my favorites is the sense of peace and calm on the slopes of Bolinas Ridge. On a balmy summery evening, the only sounds are the gentle breeze rustling the grasses, and the faint sound of surf crashing on the Marin coastline a couple of thousand feet below. With a glowing, pearly moonrise on a July evening, it's perfection.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/10 @ 1/8, 1/2, 2s (blend), ISO 50. No filters.

Note on processing: I usually try to avoid blending exposures (it's a pain!) but with probably 20 stops of dynamic range in this image from the shadowed trees to the bright fog and sky, it was necessary. Other than blending the three exposures in Photoshop, there's minimal processing here... just a bit of curves and a touch of vibrance.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sky on Fire: Epic November Sunset

Hot off the presses! I took this an hour ago. Oh my GOODNESS, I can't remember the last time I saw the Bay Area sky on fire like this! I hope someone was capturing this from Mt. Tam and Rodeo Beach!

This is literally straight out of the camera with sharpening + logo. Insane!

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/2.8 @ 1/80, ISO 160

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Orange November!!

Orange November!!, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.


I still almost can't believe that they won the World Series!! I have never seen San Francisco party as hard as it did last night. I can't wait for the victory parade tomorrow!

Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400L, f/5.6 @ 1/100, ISO 50. No filters.

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