Odds 'n Ends

michaelalreadytakenMarch 4, 2008

O! The places you will go with a camera!

First there's this one of the orchards blooming. This is Vacaville. Forgot the polarizer. Oh well.

Then there's this one in black & white, pouring down rain! I had more fun that day. This is Baker Beach but there were no nude sunbathers this day, which is fortunate because most of them are octagenarians... it ain't pretty if you know what I'm saying. :):):) This is also the day that I locked my keys, wallet, and cell phone in the car in the middle of this very expensive neighborhood with no stores and no payphones. Three hours and $150 later, I was on my way again. LOL... grrrr. I still had fun.

Here's another orchard near Vacaville. I actually like this one! Inner critic silenced. Good!

This is near Emigrant Gap on I-80.

This is playing with photoshop, fwiw the original, again taken in the pouring rain, looks pretty similar. I like the way the roadway disappears into nothing. The road disappears in the original as well, so I don't feel too guilty.

This one is Kodak Portra 800. I set the black point and the white point in PS. Otherwise, that's it.

This is Point Reyes. That flock of birds is always right there. I could drive out there right now and they'd be there. Slide film, so I had to choose the beach or the sunset. This is the only time that I've ever been there that the water was so calm.

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Great photos. Some of my favorite spots. Birding is so good at Pt. Reyes. Can't wait til spring. But your photos show spring is right around the corner.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 11:29PM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

Nice to see images from your part of the world. Love the bridge pics and orchard near Vacaville.


    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 8:04AM
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trishaw(Z7 Upper SC)

As fond as I am of South Carolina, those photos sure make me miss home.


    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 9:23AM
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kathwhit(z8, West OR)

MAT, your photos are really stunning. Thanks so much for taking the time to post them. I appreciate it so much!

BTW, are you going to Dirt Days at Vintage?

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 2:50PM
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Thank you all. Glad you enjoyed them.


I might be going to Vintage, don't really know. We're supposed to be on strike for two or three weeks and I might take the time to go somewhere else.

I really don't want to say "yes" and then not show up.


    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 12:14AM
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veilchen(5b southern Maine)

Wow. You're a fantastic photographer!

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 2:59PM
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sammy zone 7 Tulsa

Those are outstanding. I did not know that there is a real Vacaville. I teach Spanish, and that name has been used in one of our stories - I thought it was made up (cow town).


    Bookmark   March 7, 2008 at 6:32AM
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California Dreaming

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 7:44AM
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Beautiful photos MAT!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 10:29AM
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Patrick, you must come and visit. Warning: if you visit Pam's place you won't go back home.

Niels, good to see you. I'm glad you like them!


    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 1:05AM
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These pictures are AMAZING--A nice treat on a windy, rainy day here in the Northesr.

Thanks, Florence

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 10:34AM
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Michael, again fabulous! Your composure and choice of Scene is amazing, but even more to me is the depth of field in all the pictures you show!!!! It is like being there. Thank you so much again!
Pauline - VI

    Bookmark   March 23, 2008 at 1:42AM
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