Saturday, June 2, 2012

San Francisco Bay from Page Mill Rd.

This short video was taken at a stop during my descent after cycling up Page Mill Rd. in Palo Alto, California. The day was hot, but beautifully clear. The video shows the San Francisco Bay in the background looking towards Palo Alto and Mountain View.

You can see the video below, or a larger version here:
Video of San Francisco Bay from Page Mill Rd.


Ducks flying at Sunset

Ducks flying at Sunset by radzfoto
Ducks flying at Sunset, a photo by radzfoto on Flickr.

I took this photograph on March 24, 2005 at full zoom (300mm*1.5 crop factor) on my D70 handheld (no VR) sweeping the lens to follow the ducks.

I didn't really have time to think. I shot twice and managed to capture this great backlit effect on the ducks' wings.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Train window

Train window by radzfoto
Train window, a photo by radzfoto on Flickr.

This photograph was taken in Germany on the way to Hannover. I love the light and the motion blur.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Girls in traditional costume

Girls in traditional costume by radzfoto
Girls in traditional costume, a photo by radzfoto on Flickr.

This photo was taken during the anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg in Russia. It was a festive atmosphere with thousands of people walking on the famous Nevsky Prospect. These girls were walking past me and I asked if I could photograph them. They stopped for a moment and here's the photo.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

These photos are from hikes that my wife and I took in Yosemite in April 2012. The changeable weather made for wonderful contrasts. I tried a bit of the "Ansel Adams" effect on a couple of them. What an amazing and inspiring photographer he was, not just in composition, but in processing them to get the light just right.


Seagull by radzfoto
Seagull, a photo by radzfoto on Flickr.

This seagull kept flying around me in a park in Palo Alto.

Monday, October 24, 2011

2011-10-09 Mendocino, California

My wife and I got out of the San Francisco Bay Area and took a break from our children (left them with their grandparents) and went to Mendocino, California. This town looks almost like a seaside village in New England. Just off season enough to be quiet without being empty. Beautiful town with ocean on three sides, great food and drink, wonderful walks or biking if you prefer, and for the adventurous: hiking outside of town into the rugged coastal hills.

Enjoy the slideshow. Click on it for full size and descriptions of the town.