Saturday, April 29, 2017
Monterey Bay Morning, February, 2017 from Mike Mundy on Vimeo.
Shot on a Canon G5X. I had meant to have this be a combination of tripod and handheld shots, but the handheld ones had to be discarded. Hm.
Sightems: Otters off in the distance, also gulls.
Friday, April 28, 2017
|Structure (US Property) - Monterey County 2017|
|Walkway - Monterey County 2017|
Up early and down to the bay, first stopping at my favorite coffee shop downtown for coffee and pastry (below). Earlier coffee shop photos: 2009 and 2015.
Shots on top taken with a Canon G5X, bottom with an iPhone 6s.
|Coffee Shop - Monterey County 2017|
Thursday, April 27, 2017
|Pebbles, Ocean (Weston Beach) - Point Lobos 2017|
|Meadow, Forest, Clouds - Point Lobos 2017|
At Weston Beach. Nice clouds, but they couldn't be bothered to drift over and provide me with a little shade.
Top photo taken with an Olympus E-PL7 using a 9-18mm lens. Bottom photo taken with an iPhone 6s Plus.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
|Trail & Cypresses - Point Lobos 2017|
|Lichen - Point Lobos 2017|
One of my favorite trails, and a chance to try out two "specialty" lenses, an Olympus 9-18mm wide-angle zoom (top photo) and a telephoto 75-300mm zoom (bottom).
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
|Wave #1 - Point Lobos 2017|
|Wave #2 - Point Lobos 2017|
You first see these out of the corner of your eye, crashing against the rocks in cascades of foam.
So you get out the camera, focus on the same spot, and of course, nothing. Eventually you get lucky.
Photos taken with an Olympus E-M10 with a 75-300mm lens.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
|Plaza - Monterey County 2017|
|Plants, Drinking Fountain - Monterey County 2017|
On a winter afternoon. If you walk to the other end, there's a little walled-off space with the plants seen in the second photo, and a drinking fountain being used by a little girl.
Also, a pause while walking to the plaza for a self-portrait, also seen in the past in the rain.
|Red Door, Self-Portrait - Monterey County 2017|
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
|Center for Spiritual Living - Monterey County 2017|
|Middlebury Institute - Monterey County 2017|
Center for Spiritual Living versus Middlebury Institute (across the street from one another in Monterey). Tough decision!
(Yes, the institute is owned by that Middlebury.)
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
|Gate - Monterey County 2017|
Back in Monterey.
From the New York Times: Gregory Alpert, the location manager for “Big Little Lies,” said that many of the homes seen on the series were actually located in
“Its pretty magical, but it can be also treacherous, especially when that fog comes in,” Mr. Alpert said. “And I think that’s the underlying theme of the show, that in this otherwise idyllic setting there could be all this treachery that’s just under the surface.”
After arriving at the Best Western motel on Munras Avenue, Mike's first thing to do is walk down Cass Street, the next street over: residential and the light is always good. This year he took a photo of this gate, just as he had done in 2013. Who knows what's behind it?
|Gate - Monterey County 2013|
Friday, April 14, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
|Yamashita Market (Watsonville) - Santa Cruz County 2017|
During a quick trip to Monterey last February Mike decided to make a short detour over to Watsonville, an agricultural town in Santa Cruz County. Note the sandbags in front of Yamashita Market . . . undoubtedly they have some flooding issues.
Next time I will have to actually go into the market.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
|La La Land - Oakland 2017|
Hali and I went to see "La La Land" some weeks ago. I thought that it was a little disjointed, being a musical comedy in the first half, complete with happy ending, then switching to an operetta in the second half, complete with unhappy ending.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
|Paper Mill Creek Saloon Exterior - Marin County 2017|
|Paper Mill Creek Saloon Interior - Marin County 2017|
Finally! After years of waiting and wondering, Barbara drove me over and showed me the ropes. Thanks, Barbara!
Photos taken with an Olympus E-PL7 with a 25mm lens.
|Mike, Anchor Steam Beer - Marin County 2017|
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
|Redwoods, New Growth - Marin County 2017|
|Lichen - Marin County 2017|
True, I don't like to use tripods. I've found that photos taken using tripods are usually just a little . . . boring (?) In this case, however, I wanted to take some shots with the Olympus 75-300mm zoom lens using a tripod. I've found out that handheld photos with the lens are technically hit and miss due to focus and possibly camera shake issues.
Lens seems to be fine! So I'm going to have to work on my handheld techniques.
Monday, April 3, 2017
|Cows - Marin County 2005|
|Cows in Clearing - Marin County 2017|
Top photo taken near Nicasio in 2005, using an Olympus C-8080. Bottom photo taken in the San Geronimo Valley this year with an Olympus EM-10 and a 75-300mm zoom lens.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
|Playing Field, Crows - Marin County 2017|
|Buckeye, Serpentenite Rock - Marin County 2017|
A large landslide last month resulted in Drake Blvd being shut down in both directions. Hali and I took the opportunity to walk up the - usually quite busy - street and take in the sights. A nice walk!
|Landslide - Marin County 2017|