Gone to See California. Day 9: Return Flight from San Francisco to New Jersey. Aerial Views from Across America.
I took a number of images while flying back from San Francisco to New Jersey after attending a four-day Photography Workshop in Death Valley lead by Michael Mariant. For this flight I did have a window seat, and a GPS to record locations (when above 10,000 ft). I like taking images with a Leica V-Lux 20 and X1 camera while flying rather than a much larger DLSR. The first images are of Mono Lake in eastern California. The first with the X1, and the second with the V-Lux 20.
Gone to See California. Day 6: Death Valley Spring 2011 Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant.
We started the day before sunrise walking out to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park. The objective for this location was to focus on lines, shapes, and textures as the sun rose and the shadows moved across the dunes. The first image is of morning shadows on the sand dunes. The next two are the same image of the dunes taken by Michael Mariant using my Leica X1 camera. The first is the “out of the camera” jpg, the 2nd the raw (dng) image processed with Capture One Pro attempting to minimize the amount of the upper right being blown out.
Gone to See California. Day 5: Death Valley Spring 2011 Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant.
Before the workshop started, I joined Michael as he reconnoitered and GPS tagged a path to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park. We would be going out to this location Friday and Sunday morning well before sunrise in the dark. The following images are of Michael going out to the sand dunes taken with a Leica X1 camera. The temperatures were cool by Death Valley standards, notice Michael wearing a green vest.
Gone to See California. Day 2: Working in South San Francisco.
A couple of images from my office while working in San Francisco on the first day of Spring. Although there was heavy rain last night and this morning, the sky cleared later in the day. The site where I am working near the UCSF campus looks over a large construction site for a new Hospital. I needed to work on the white balance since the image was taken through a window tinted green (auto white balance within the camera 6008 K) . The 2nd version has the white balance corrected (6514 K). Later on when I returned to my hotel I saw this sailboat at anchor in Oyster Bay.