I took this on a trip to California in early March 2011. San Francisco is lovely that time of year.
See how the lights in the photo look like stars? I got the effect because I used a slow shutter speed. This shot it a 25 second exposure. The number of points the stars have depend upon how many glass elements the lens has. This type of photography does require a tripod. The slightest camera shake really mucks up the shot. For this one I set the camera on a tripod and focused to infinity and then set it on “bulb” and pressed the shutter release for 25 seconds. Why 25 seconds? I dunno
I maybe should have lightened this one up a bit. I had a lot of fun photographing clouds and reflections.
Usually there is some wind or there are boat on the river stirring things up. I took this shot from Harriet Island . . .which really isn’t an Island.
A reflection of the Landmark Center in the Travelers Insurance building in downtown St. Paul near Rice Park. The shot isn’t as sharp as I would have liked but it is OK.
Just watching the chunks of ice float down the river.