Looking at a collection of snaps from yesterday, I was happy with a couple of images that show an interesting perspective. The first, a collection of pigeons that were oblivious to the people around, only leaving their feast of bird seed when a person or car would traverse that spot. Shooting wide and low gave me a more interesting composition that shooting from a standing position. I tried shooting the birds when they were flying but they kept moving. The second image, after walking down an alley and finding ourselves surrounded by buildings, was taken with the camera pointed to the sky, which is rendered black using color filters on a black and white image in post production.
Last August, my cousin Adrian relocated from New York when he accepted a teaching position at a school near Santa Barbara. This weekend was the first time we both were free for me to make the drive up to see him. Good conpany, good food, good wine. and the great outdoors was the theme. Located in the Los Padres National Forest, we took some drives and hikes, enjoying the clean and unusually cold air.