Monday (21-March-2011) — California

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.

View of Hospital Construction Site Looking Toward San Francisco Bay. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
View of Hospital Construction Site Looking Toward San Francisco Bay. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec).
View of Hospital Construction Site Looking Toward San Francisco Bay. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
View of Hospital Construction Site Looking Toward San Francisco Bay. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec).
Sailboat at Anchor in Oyster Bay. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sailboat at Anchor in Oyster Bay. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec).

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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